September 2018  
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“Technology Talent Scheme” is open for application
To attract and nurture more technology talent across Hong Kong, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the “Technology Talent Scheme” (TTS) on August 22 on a pilot basis for five years.

There are two programmes under the “Technology Talent Scheme”:
  1. Postdoctoral Hub Programme
    This programme provides funding support to recruit up to two postdoctoral talents in organisations undertaking research and development (R&D) projects under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) as well as the incubatees and tenants of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.

    The ITF will provide a monthly allowance of $32,000 for each postdoctoral talent to carry out R&D activities for up to 24 months.

    Each individual must possess a doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and/ or Mathematics from either a local university or a well-recognised non-local institution.

  2. Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP)
    The RTTP subsidises local companies on a 2:1 (Government: Enterprise) matching basis to provide staff training in advanced technologies, particularly those related to “Industry 4.0”.

    The RTTP provides each eligible enterprise with up to $500,000 per year. The trainees must be Hong Kong permanent residents and employed by a non-government and non-subvented local enterprise.
In addition, ITC is providing more funding support through local public technology funding schemes for private companies for conducting in-house R&D, which may also be in collaboration with local universities or research institutions, or for technology adoption, etc.

For updates on technology funding for enterprises, please refer to the "Technology Funding at a Glance" booklet at https://www.itf.gov.hk/l-tc/Forms/TF_Booklet.pdf.

bumb ITC Highlights
Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive, and Mr Wang Zhigang, the Minister of Science and Technology, witnessed the signing of the "Arrangement on Enhancing Innovation and Technology (I&T) Cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong" and the "Agreement on Commencing Jointly Funded Projects between the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government" on September 20.
The 51st Joint School Science Exhibition (JSSE) was successfully held from August 22 to 27, 2018. This annual exhibition aims at promoting public interest in science, fostering a healthy exchange of scientific knowledge, and encouraging experience-sharing among local secondary schools and international students.
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission, launched two facilities equipped with locally developed technologies on September 3.
fun Fun with Science
Over the past few decades, performing complicated operations inside the human’s vascular system and other cavities has been a huge challenge for surgeons across the globe. That is why a surprising number of scientists have put much effort into creating practical medical nano-robots. With a great deal of experimentation and some trial and error, this goal has been achieved with honours in Hong Kong.
Upcoming I&T Events
  1. "InnoTech Month 2018" will be held from October 20 to December 7. A series of roadshows, exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, talks, conferences, seminars will be hosted for the public and industry players. The first stop of roadshows will be held on October 20 and 21 at Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Lam Tin. While the highlighted event “InnoCarnival 2018” will be held from November 3 to 11 at Hong Kong Science Park. More details will be available at the InnoTech Month website soon.
  2. LSCM Logistics Summit 2018 will be held on October 5 at Hong Kong Science Park. As a key event of the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM), the summit will bring together government officials, industry practitioners and representatives from related fields to explore and share inspiring insights, form collaboration opportunities and build business network. Please click here for more details.
  3. The Innovation and Technology Commission invites Hong Kong residents of Chinese nationality with significant achievements in science and technology to submit entries for the 2019 State Technological Invention Award (STIA) and the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (SSTPA). The STIA and SSTPA are two award categories under the State Science and Technology Awards administered by the State Council. Entries for the 2019 STIA and SSTPA in Hong Kong will close on October 15, 2018. Please click here for details.
Enquiries & Comments
Innovation and Technology Commission
21/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.

email : enquiry@itc.gov.hk
tel : (852) 3655 5856
fax : (852) 2730 4633
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