Associate Director
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) serves as a bridge between HKUST research community and the business sector, identifying collaboration opportunities in the local, regional and international markets based on HKUST's research strengths.

  • TTC monitors primary and emerging fields of research within HKUST for early recognition of commercialization potential; manages intellectual properties (IP) arising from HKUST research works;
  • supports faculties and students in their endeavors to pursue University-industry collaboration, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

    In line with the support from the Hong Kong Government on Knowledge Transfer and HKUST’s mission to contribute to the economic and social development of Hong Kong and its region, the Center is inviting competent and dedicated professional to join the Knowledge Transfer team.

    Reporting to the Director of TTC, the appointee will be responsible for (i) driving and supporting the entrepreneurial technology transfer efforts of the Center, in particular managing the HKUST Entrepreneurship Program and the process of start-

  • ups incubation; (ii) development and management of HKUST Entrepreneurship Fund to support HKUST start-ups; (iii) managing shares portfolio at HKUST;
  • iv) developing incubation supports to nurture the HKUST technology start-ups; (v) supporting technology entrepreneurship and start-

    up formation by providing mentorship and assistance to start-up teams; (vi) supporting fund raising for HKUST technology start-

  • ups and maintaining collaborative relationships with external angels, venture capitalists, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Cyberport, incubators and accelerators;
  • vii) linking HKUST start-ups with industrial collaborators and investors; and (viii) stimulating an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Applicants should have (i) an advanced degree in science, engineering, technology and / or business; (ii) substantial work experience in technology companies and / or venture capital firms, with a minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience at a senior level together with extensive technical and business exposures;
  • iii) proven record of supporting technology start-ups formation and incubation, and deal completion (from initial stages to the successful closure of the deal);
  • iv) knowledge and experience of venture capital / startup formation and incubation, entrepreneurship funding management, and / or IP management;
  • v) strong industrial and investors contacts; and (vi) sound knowledge about industrial and commercial environment in Hong Kong and the Mainland as well as startup ecosystems and entrepreneurship.

    Applicants should demonstrate the ability for effective communication with professionals of diverse background in industry, academia and Government.

    Fluency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua is also required. (Duration : 3 years, renewable)

    Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

    Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

    Please apply on or before : 19 August 2018.

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