Technology Transfer Manager

Cranfield University - Research & Innovation

The Research and Innovation Office is seeking an experienced technology transfer professional to manage the commercialization of Intellectual Property from the university. The role will include both brokering license deals and Intellectual Property management.

Cranfield University is a wholly postgraduate institution, with a distinctive mission to deliver outstanding transformational research that meets the needs of business, government and wider society. The Technology Transfer Manager is a rewarding position which will play a pivotal role in delivering the University’s Knowledge Exploitation strategy, enhancing the real-world impact of the IP created at Cranfield.  Sitting within the Business Partnerships team which covers all aspects of commercialization and innovation, the role will be the first point of contact for the University on operational issues relating to technology transfer.

Applicants will have at least two years postgraduate experience working in a business development role. We are seeking an experienced professional, with a proven track record in the commercialisation of IP, including IP protection, commercialisation strategy, engagement with commercial partners/customers and licence negotiation. They will have a good knowledge of IP protection law, including patenting, design rights and trademark protection, alongside a track record of successfully negotiating and completing commercial contracts. A degree in a subject related to Cranfield’s academic areas of operation is essential, and preference will be given to candidates with professional qualifications or CPD training in a relevant field.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have the project management ability to manage a complex project portfolio. The post holder should display an entrepreneurial attitude and enthusiasm for technology development. Using their negotiation skills and persistence, they will initiate change, motivating internal and external clients to achieve results. They will have the ability to remain calm under pressure, displaying diligence, patience and determination.

This is a newly established role, where the function has previously been carried out by external contractors. It is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to shape the role as an embedded in-house function, developing the remit alongside the distinctive expertise of the university, producing cutting edge new technologies and products in partnership with industry, and delivering transformative impact.

For an informal discussion, please contact Joanna Cox, Head of Business Partnerships, on +44 (0)1234 758173 or (E); 

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