Are you interested in research and innovation and looking for an opportunity in the field to contribute to solving global challenges? Do you want to pave the way for successful research proposals in an organization with a meaningful purpose?
Would you like to enable impactful cutting-edge research with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? Are you keen on networking and do you want to work in a versatile role at the interface of academia and industry?
VTT is one of the leading research organisations in Europe. What unites us at VTT are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World.
We are now looking for Co-creation and Innovation Support Manager for coordination of Business Finland and Academy of Finland funded grants to join our team
As a Co-creation and Innovation Support Manager, you are responsible for supporting our business and research to achieve set targets for Business Finland portfolio funding in our Sustainable Products and Materials business area. You play a key role in coordination of the big picture of Business Finland project preparations at the business area level and regarding project preparation act as a key contact point towards the financer.
Through your work within this business area, you will support fostering structural change in the process and manufacturing industry enhancing circularity, safety and sustainability of materials, products, processes and value chains. Our proposal portfolio includes areas such as industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, sustainable food system and food solutions, industrial chemistry, circular economy, high impact renewable materials and biomaterial processing, knowledge-driven design and sustainable manufacturing, robotics and cognitive production industry.
By sparring and guiding project managers and teams in their funding application process and proposals and by activating and facilitating company and collaborator networks, you are in a key position to ensure a healthy and high-quality proposal pipeline and creation of new Business Finland funded projects that co-create together with companies and other partners solutions to demanding challenges of business and the society. Furthermore, you are expected to coordinate the support process for the Academy of Finland annual open calls.
With us, you will be part of a Business Area specific Business Development team and the VTT-wide virtual team for Business Finland proposals.Your location can be Espoo, Tampere, Jyväskylä or Oulu.
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In addition, you are expected to coordinate the internal support process in the Business Area for the Academy of Finland annual open calls.
We are looking for a person who is highly interested in promoting research activities together with the industry towards new inventions, businesses and cleaner planet.
Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 12 October 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
For further information, please contact Tiina Nakari-Setälä, Head of Business Development, email@example.com, +358 40 821 5794 on September 29 at 16-17 or October 7 at 8.30-9.30.
We look forward to hearing from you!Location: At VTT we are working in a flexible hybrid work model and your on-site office location can be either in Espoo, Tampere, Oulu or Jyväskylä.