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ETP vacancy: Innovation Engagement Officer

ETP vacancy: Innovation Engagement Officer
ETP vacancy: Innovation Engagement Officer

About the Energy Technology Partnership

The Energy Technology Partnership is a partnership of 14 Scottish higher education institutions offering world-class capabilities and resources in the field of energy research and development. The University of Strathclyde is our administrative and physical host. As part of our governance structure, we have representation from across the organisation's academic partners, as well as a wider stakeholder community.

We are looking for a motivated, proactive and commercially aware Innovation Engagement Officer to support Scotland’s Hydro Nation Energy Innovation Programme (HNEIP), a 4-year programme to forge relationships between pioneering Scottish companies and Scottish universities to develop innovative products and processes in the water sector. 

The role

The successful applicant will closely with Scotland’s Hydro Nation Chair at the University of Stirling, as well as with the Scottish Government and Scottish Water, 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 Innovation Engagement Officer to make a key contribution to Scottish research, and to Scotland’s water economy.

Job description

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 Hydro Nation 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.

Although the post will be based at the University of Strathclyde, travel to ETP’s 14 partner Universities and visits to companies and related organisations, across Scotland will be required.

Skills and experience

Have either a degree in a relevant science or engineering subject or 3 years+ of relevant work experience
business development expertise and experience, preferably (though not necessarily) in a higher education environment
A genuine interest in the development of renewable energy technologies and their links to zero carbon emissions in Scotland


  • Access to the generous University pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Fabulous modern working environment in the city centre with easy access to transport hubs
  • Hybrid working, 3 days in the office, 2 days from home (when not travelling on business)
  • Being part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Staff rates at university facilities and courses e.g. gym, sports, evening classes etc.

In addition to a highly competitive salary and benefits package, we provide continuous learning and development opportunities within an excellent professional working environment.