The Mills Fabrica

Technology Research Associate

Posted on: 20 November 2019

The Mills Fabrica is now looking to hire a technology research associate/ manager to help with developing in-house knowledge/ expertise and external research pieces about the industry.


  • Research and analysis into latest technologies and innovations
    Conducting research and analysis into latest innovation trends and technologies in fashion/ textiles/ food science or any other sectors as instructed by management including key industry innovation pain-points, benchmarking latest technologies/ innovations in the space, understanding industry supply chains/ manufacturing process and analyzing scalability potential of new technologies & implementation challenges

  • Developing research pieces and publications
    Writing and developing research articles and publications about industry trend/ innovations and helping with the marketing of these publications

  • Supporting on technical due diligence for new startups
    Helping to conduct technical assessment on potential startups that Fabrica is evaluating for investment

  • Support on engagement with partners/ startups
    Engaging and developing new partnerships for Fabrica through sharing of research findings and learnings with industry partners and startups

  • Developing in-house expertise/ knowledge tool-kit
    Creating an in-house learning and knowledge tool-kit and playbook about best practices/ resources/ tools in creating new technology startups that addresses key industry needs in fashion/ food space or any other sectors as instructed by management


  • University graduates majoring in Science/ Engineering/ Technology or other related disciplines; understanding of fields related to biochemistry, biomimicry, bio-design, material science, food science, textiles engineering preferred 2-6 years of working experiences either in academia/ research (in above fields) or in industry technical research/ commercialization (e.g. manufacturers) in above fields
  • Preference for some experience in consumer product and related manufacturing industries (especially fashion/ textiles or food space) and also for experience in technology commercialization/ go-to market
  • Strong interest in technical research/ assessment for commercializing innovation/ venture building (rather than just for academia purposes)
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Candidate with more experiences will be considered as Manager role
  • Working location can be either in Hong Kong or UK (subject to candidate’s preference)  

Company Overview:

The Mills Fabrica is a business incubator, fund and space/lab/store for techstyle startups and strategic partners – companies at the intersection of technology and style. An open platform for techstyle innovation, their mission is to create techstyle startup success stories and to build a global techstyle community where startups, large corporates, academia, researchers, students and innovators can meet and collaborate to make a better and more sustainable fashion industry

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