Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Pilot programme to help tech firms in Singapore recruit foreign talent

SINGAPORE — Technology companies here may soon find it easier to woo tech professionals from around the world into their teams to build expertise and expand their presence in the region.

Pilot programme to help tech firms in Singapore recruit foreign talent

The pilot, which will start in the fourth quarter of this year, targets companies in growth areas such as digital, medtech, biotech, cleantech, agritech and fintech.

SINGAPORE — Technology companies here may soon find it easier to woo tech professionals from around the world into their teams to build expertise and expand their presence in the region.

The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore announced on Tuesday (July 30) a two-year pilot programme — Tech@SG — which aims to provide “high-potential” tech firms access to business networks and the talent needed to set up new teams in Singapore.

The pilot, which will start in the fourth quarter of this year, targets companies in growth areas such as digital, medtech, biotech, cleantech, agritech and fintech. 

Qualifying firms will have the Employment Pass (EP) applications of “core team members” facilitated under the programme, the agencies said. These include professionals with skills in “frontier technology” such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

The Tech@SG programme will give firms “the confidence to hire the tech talent they need,” said EDB’s Managing Director Chng Kai Fong.

It will also create “opportunities for Singaporeans to work in globally competitive teams alongside top engineers and entrepreneurs from all over the world,” added Mr Chng. 

Enterprise Singapore’s Assistant Chief Executive Officer Edwin Chow added that high-growth companies — especially tech startups that are looking to strengthen their tech capabilities and scale up more quickly — will benefit from the expertise that global tech talent can bring.

The agencies added that Tech@SG is part of the Republic’s “multi-pronged approach” in developing a strong base of technology companies and talent to ensure Singapore remains globally competitive.

TODAY has reached out to EDB for more details on the programme. 

Related topics

Technology EDB Enterprise Singapore

Read more of the latest in

Advertisement

Popular

Advertisement

Stay in the know. Anytime. Anywhere.

Subscribe to get daily news updates, insights and must reads delivered straight to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, I agree for my personal data to be used to send me TODAY newsletters, promotional offers and for research and analysis.

Aa