IPR Manager

Are you looking for a new opportunity as an IPR Manager in an organisation that strongly supports professional growth? Would you like to use your expertise to drive sustainable future, while working in an inspiring community at the cutting edge of science and technology? Do you enjoy creating valuable IPR assets together with your team? VTT might be just the place for you.  

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe with a patent portfolio consisting of over 400 patent families. What unites us is 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 innovations. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra.

We are now looking for an IPR Manager in the area of Carbon neutral solutions to join our IPR Management team

As an IPR Manager, you have a key role in VTT’s IPR portfolio management, IPR strategy and commercialisation support. Main tasks include managing and developing the patent and IPR license portfolios together with VTT’s IPR Management team. In addition, you support IP-based value creation, IPR and technology licensing and overall business development within VTT’s research areas.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to be a key member of the IPR Management team and in turning VTT’s inventions into significant innovations. As an IPR Manager, you will complement the currently 10 member strong team. Your main responsibility will be the IPR portfolio of the Carbon Neutral Solutions (CARO) business area to ensure its value for business.

Our team operates as part of VTT’s Business Support function. As a team, we work in close operation with VTT’s research areas, business development and commercial operations.

As IPR Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing and building the patent and technology license portfolio for Carbon neutral solutions (CARO) business area including patenting investment decisions. Your IPR portfolio consists of a diverse set of technologies in the areas of:
    • Smart Energy and built environment
    • Mobility and transport
    • Industrial energy and hydrogen
    • Nuclear energy
  • Working with the diverse team of expertise for the IPR creation, evaluation and protection to enable successful business development in the research areas relevant for your IPR portfolio
  • Supporting IPR and technology licensing of your portfolio in coordination with commercial operations, research areas and research support organisations

Who we are looking for:

  • Understanding of research-based innovations and especially the role of patents as investments
  • Experience in IP licensing including support in licensing negotiations and drafting of license agreements
  • Courage and ability to learn technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of Intellectual Property protection processes
  • Good collaboration skills and willingness to interact with various stakeholders whether internal or external
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Ability to manage work in a timely and organized manner to meet your objectives and with ability to focus on the essentials

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • Motivated and driven to create value based on emerging technologies
  • A firm decision maker when needed
  • An active team player with a service minded attitude
  • Capable of independent work and managing multiple tasks in parallel
  • Enthusiastic to work in an ambitious and international environment

We also appreciate a proactive attitude towards developing our operation and the capability to challenge things to improve the ways of working

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solutions for systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your professional skills. Read more about our strategy, the path of exponential hope, and our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.

An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation, from quantum technology to synthetic biology, under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 

Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we emphasise learning and development and support our people in reaching their full potential. People stay at VTT for more than ten years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious, and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level.

Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture excellent team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation and cognitive ergonomics training.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by Monday October 9th. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate. A security clearance procedure may be conducted during the recruitment process.

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Pauli Laitinen (Team Leader, IPR Management), mobile: +358 40 181 2752, Tuesday 26.9.2023 between 9-10 or on Tuesday 3.10.2023 between 9-10.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo

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