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Digital technology applicants

Tech Nation assesses candidates applying for endorsement in the field of digital technology and accepts applications from both business and technical applicants.

You must demonstrate one of the following:

  1. You have proven technical expertise with the latest technologies in building, using, deploying or exploiting a technology stack and building technical infrastructure (if you are a technical applicant); or
  2. You have proven commercial investment or product expertise in building digital products or leading investments in significant digital product businesses (if you are a business applicant).

In addition you will need to provide:

  • a CV with career and publication history included; and
  • three dated letters of recommendation from three different well-established organisations acknowledged as experts in the digital technology field.

You must also demonstrate that you meet the Mandatory Criteria and any two Optional Criteria.

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Mandatory Criteria
1. Have been recognised as a leading talent in the digital technology sector.1. Have been recognised as having the potential to be a leading talent in the digital technology field.
Optional Criteria
1. Have a proven track record of innovation in the digital technology sector as a founder or senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or an employee working in a new digital field or concept that must be clearly evidenced.1. Provide at least one example of innovation in the digital technology sector as a founder of a product-led digital technology company or an employee working in a new digital field or concept that must be clearly evidenced.
2. Proof of recognition for work outside your immediate occupation that has contributed to the advancement of the sector (e.g. evidence that you have gone beyond your day to day profession to engage in an activity that contributes to the advancement of the sector.)2. Proof of recognition for work outside your immediate occupation that has contributed to the advancement of the sector (e.g. evidence that you have gone beyond your day to day profession to engage in an activity that contributes to the advancement of the sector.)
3. Have made significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions in the digital technology sector as either a founder, senior executive, board member or employee of a product-led digital technology company.3. Have made significant technical, commercial, or entrepreneurial contributions in the digital technology sector as either a founder or employee of a product-led digital technology company.
4. Have demonstrated exceptional ability in the field by making academic contributions through research published or otherwise endorsed by a research supervisor or other expert.4. Provide at least one example of exceptional ability in the field by making academic contributions through research endorsed by a research supervisor or other expert.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Global Talent section.

Disclaimer

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