About the role
Hello Tomorrow Asia Pacific seeks a Research Analyst to help survey and make sense of the landscape of translation of science and engineering IP to industry.
They will collaborate closely with our senior team members to actively research and engage with the regional deep-tech ecosystem – this encompasses startups, corporations, government entities, investors, and institutions. Their primary objective will be to unlock valuable insights into emerging trends, and identify promising opportunities within this dynamic and ever-changing landscape.
Hello Tomorrow supports the development and commercialisation of deep technologies to address our toughest global challenges. We’ve built a global ecosystem focused on the acceleration of ambitious innovations for impact at scale.
- We build a collaborative ecosystem:
To bring innovations to life we connect all key players — start-ups, institutions, investors, accelerators, and industry leaders — through programmes, dialogues, and competitions around the globe.
- We empower key stakeholders:
We provide innovation consulting and services to help corporations and governments leverage the potential of emerging technologies, understand the impact on their organisations, and collaborate with start-ups to accelerate their businesses.
- We uncover opportunities:
We identify and analyse innovation trends and dynamics; and host dialogues that thoroughly consider the evolving roles of emerging technologies in our society.
They will aid with research, analysis, and thinktank-related activities undertaken by the Organisation. In addition, they will be actively involved in reaching out to and growing the deep tech ecosystem across Asia Pacific countries, in particular their home country, wherever that may be.
They will also contribute to the planning and execution of innovation programme- and project-related activities undertaken by the Organisation. They will be actively involved in consulting with our external partners and clients, with the view of proposing, scoping, crafting, and executing thoughtful initiatives, programmes, and projects that drive value for all parties involved.
Conducting research and analysis as required to support the activities of the Organisation and the outcomes of specific projects. The research covers a wide breadth of topics which include science & technology, government & industry, and communities & ecosystems, among others.
Building relationships with project partners, including clients, mentors, volunteers, and vendors, ensuring quality execution, reporting, and delivery.
Engaging and forming partnerships with ecosystem partners across the Asia Pacific region, particularly in their home countries.
TRAITS & COMPETENCIES
To thrive in this capacity, they should naturally:
be meticulous, organised, and methodical, with a no-stone-left-unturned approach when it comes to investigating and understanding topics of interest;
be curious and knowledge-seeking, across a wide range of technologies and industries;
possess strong and effective communication skills, particularly in writing and documentation;
be personable people-persons, always setting others at ease and keen to value-add.
2-5 years of professional working experience with an undergraduate degree in Science & Engineering or Entrepreneurship-related courses.
Candidates with a background in deep-tech venture capital, or who have played key roles in the creation of a start-up will be favourably considered. Experience with policy would also be a plus.
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
What we do is challenging, yet purposeful work. Our team is intentional about playing to each member’s unique strengths, applying ourselves towards areas that each of us would personally find fascinating, and satisfied in accomplishing. We support each other closely, and do our best to accommodate when life gets in the way. There are no stupid questions, and we treat each other with utmost respect as valued individuals.
To roll with our team and be one with our ecosystem of creative daredevils, you should be an effective communicator, tireless in the face of tough questions, endlessly curious, and, above all – genuine, gritty, tenacious, resourceful, and responsible. This is a fast-paced multi-cultural environment, so your time management skills must be impeccable, and you should enjoy thinking on the fly and embracing challenges head-on.
The ideal candidate is deeply curious about technical innovations and how researchers, start-ups, governments, private capital markets, and corporates intersect to develop meaningful innovations at scale. They are thoughtful and organised, able to respectfully challenge and improve the status quo, whilst simultaneously deliverables are achieved in expected fashion.
Communityship is deeply embedded in Hello Tomorrow’s ethos. The ideal candidate is trustworthy, purpose-driven, affable, and emphatic, able to engage purposefully and genuinely with all backgrounds and interests. All of Hello Tomorrow’s team members serve as pillars of the community that we have built, and the person filling this role will be expected to do no less.
In addition, they must be proactive and self-initiated, relational and communicative, working well collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team, as well as independently. Dynamism and the keenness to scale quickly up the learning curve cannot be overstated qualities – they must be eager for growth, while upholding excellence in all that they and the team represent. Professionalism and polish are a must, alongside enthusiasm to roll up their sleeves to do what needs to be done is assumed.