City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social...

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for :

Technology Development Manager (Innopreneurship) in the Knowledge Transfer Office [Ref. B/433/03]

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Information Technology > IT Project Management
Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Published On 27/02/2021
ref. B/433/03

Duties:  The appointee will support innovation and enable innopreneurship, and work with colleagues of diverse skills as well as with researchers, students and alumni to create and deliver value of their research outcomes or initial start-up concepts through a comprehensive set of CityU programmes.  Main duties include to : 

  1. Take overall responsibility in driving innopreneurship in CityU;
  2. Work with Director of Knowledge Transfer Office to develop Innovation Programmes proprietary to CityU, lead implementation, conduct each run of such innovation programme(s), as precursor to develop a research outcome into a viable technology on which a sustainable business can be launched, regardless of technological field;
  3. Orchestrate interdisciplinary groups of a variety of expertise to form teams to champion the evolution of application concepts culminating into actual businesses to spin off from CityU;
  4. Work with Technology/Project Development and/or Technology Transfer Managers/Officers on value chain position of a probable technology where sustainable businesses bring value to industry;
  5. Coach project teams in their pitch for their business concepts at/to: networking events, business plan competitions, accelerators, angels, incubators, investors;
  6. Build a mentor network to connect Innopreneurs with mentors that supports Innovation Programmes and beyond; and
  7. Facilitate access to various public/private funding programmes for spin-offs/start-ups.

 

Requirements :  

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (e.g., EE/EEE; ICT)/Life Science/Material Science or any combination of these fields, with not less than 10 years’ relevant experience;
  2. Ability to orchestrate/moderate/lead discussions with an audience of diverse interest, multi-disciplinary background;
  3. Strong network of accelerators, angles, incubators, investors, venture capital, etc. that enables university spin-offs to find opportunities and resources to operationalize real businesses;
  4. Good organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua);
  5. Ability to work within and across a team of different functions and expertise;
  6. Strong team player that enables progress towards business formation based on technological projects; and
  7. Experience in or familiarity with patent and copyright laws, venture investment, incubation programmes, facilitation of collaborative teamwork spaces, start-up, financial analysis, and possession of good skills in approaching and wooing investors would be an advantage.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test. 

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes. 

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk.  The closing date is 
26 March 2021.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage. 

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. 

Worldwide recognition ranking #48, and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).