Innovation Adviser

  • University of Greenwich
  • Medway, United Kingdom
  • Nov 02, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Location:     Medway campus
Salary:     £40,927 to £50,296 per annum
Contract Type:     Fixed Term - 4 months
Closing Date:     Friday 12 November 2021
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     2929-E

Here in the Innovate UK EDGE team based at the university we empower innovation-driven businesses to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions. We are hiring an Innovation Adviser to help plan and execute a strategy to improve our client engagement and to work with small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to help them achieve their innovation led growth ambitions.  If you're dedicated and ambitious, the Innovate UK EDGE team at the University of Greenwich is an excellent place to grow your career.

The successful candidate will join the team to deliver specialist advice, coaching, and business support to help eligible clients to achieve their innovation and internationalisation based growth objectives.  Specifically they will manage processes that lead to achievement of the delivery of successful client services and outcomes that achieve significant impact.  They will work with the project team to screen and recruit eligible SME clients in the most efficient manner and to carry out diagnostic assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses in the strategy selected clients use to manage their innovation processes and growth plans. They will coach Innovate UK grant winners or SMEs that have been evaluated elsewhere as having high growth potential delivering bespoke support in collaboration with team members, other University, and third party industry experts where appropriate.

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