Hong Kong faces a pressing need to nurture the next generation of innovators as the city attempts to redefine its economy in the IoT era. Photo: David Wong

Talent shortage forces 40pc of Hong Kong app firms to outsource

Hong Kong’s technical talent shortage is so dire that 40 per cent of the city’s mobile application developers have been forced to look for programmers, engineers and designers externally, including on mainland China, according to an industry survey.