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HKSTP Takes Talent Mission to New Level with T2 Hong Kong’s First-Ever Innovation Tech x Talent Month

HKSTP Takes Talent Mission to New Level with T2 Hong Kong’s First-Ever Innovation Tech x Talent Month
Largest ever I&T Career Expo and three-track skills training programmes set to meet surging demand for tech talent as opportunities multiply for local and global talent

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) presents T2 – the city’s first ever Innovation Tech x Talent month to showcase the fast-growing wealth of I&T opportunities emerging from the city’s vibrant innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem. HKSTP is scaling up the mission for talent as demand reaches new levels with more startups than ever setting up in Hong Kong and continued funding into the I&T sector.

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As a debut event, the T2 month-long talent drive features the city’s largest ever I&T Career Expo with over 2,800 career opportunities from over 270 tech companies. Combined with an expanded programme across three key tracks, namely “Deep Tech Training”, “Innovative Thinking Workshops and Idea Pitching” and “Upskilling Series (Fintech)”, the talent drive promises new career paths for local and global talent at all stages of their careers, professionals from other sectors, as well young students from all backgrounds.

Albert Wong, CEO at HKSTP said: “HKSTP is committed to propelling Hong Kong I&T into a global force and is prioritising talent as the city’s most critical innovation imperative. With our partners, we are creating a wealth of opportunities for local and global technology specialists to entrepreneurs, investors to seasoned industry experts, to cement the city’s status as global magnet for diverse talent from all sectors and backgrounds. Over the past five years, we have witnessed a rapid growth in the total number and amount of fundings attracted by park companies, indicating a growing appetite to invest in local I&T startups. The surging interest and growth in I&T is proof of the sector’s growing importance and its appeal as an in-demand career path for today and tomorrow.”

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In its 20th year of driving innovation for Hong Kong, HKSTP has helped forge a thriving fast-growing I&T ecosystem which has seen 68.5% growth in startups in the city between 2017 and 2021, according to government research. This dramatic growth has sparked an urgent demand for the required talent to realise the city’s innovation vision.

The T2 series of activities enables promising talent to realise their full potential with an array of possible career paths and future skills training, capturing the unparalleled regional I&T opportunities ahead. The growing status of I&T has established the sector as a key pillar of the new economy and provides a platform for diverse talents from all backgrounds to bring together different minds to make the biggest differences in the future.

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