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Vacancy: Business Development Manager

Vacancy: Business Development Manager
Vacancy: Business Development Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a flagship academic organisation in a highly rewarding and stimulating position. Based in Glasgow’s exciting new innovation hub, the Technology and Innovation Centre within the Glasgow City Innovation District, you will be responsible for delivering the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Programme (HNWIP), a 4-year programme to forge relationships between pioneering Scottish companies and Scottish universities to develop innovative products and processes in the water sector.

You will work closely with Scotland’s HydroNation Chair at the University of Stirling, as well as with the Scottish Government, to grow the Scottish industry-academic “water innovation programme community”. You will also drive a programme of funded industry-academic projects which create innovative new water products and processes.

This is a perfect opportunity for a highly self-motivated Business Development Manager to make a key contribution to Scottish research, and to Scotland’s water economy.

Brief outline of the job

Working as a member of the existing ETP Business Development Team, you will be responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships across the Energy & Water sector that lead to impactful, income-generating partnerships with businesses and academia that broadly support the mission of ETP and the Scottish Government’s HydroNation programme.

A key aspect of this broad role will be facilitating successful business-university collaborations, identifying EU, UK & International funding opportunities for such collaboration and driving these bids to successful completion, developing networks, as well as stimulating innovative advanced manufacturing projects and cross-disciplinary collaborations that support energy research with other areas of expertise within the ETP university alliance. Although the post will be based at University of Strathclyde in the Technology & Innovation Centre, travel to ETP’s 14 partner Universities and visits to companies and related organisations, across Scotland will be required.

About ETP

ETP (www.etp-scotland.ac.uk) is a unique alliance of 14 Scottish universities providing world-class capability and resources in energy Research and Innovation that supports the Scottish Government in achieving its ambitions in the energy sector, particular around a Net Zero society.

ETP has a track record of increasing industrial capability in technical innovation, and enhancing knowledge exchange between industry and Universities. This includes providing PhDs to industry, funding knowledge exchange projects, and supporting companies to access funding, resources, and supply chains.

The key strategic objective of ETP is to increase research excellence through pooling of resources across the ETP alliance, and so deliver economic impact to the Scottish economy.

How to apply

Visit the University of Strathclyde careers website and search for the reference 481766.