ERDF Project Delivery Manager (Health Innovation Campus)

Lancaster University - Business Engagement

Lancaster University is delivering an exciting new project, supporting the development of the Health Innovation Campus (HIC), due to commence in 2018 and is seeking to make an appointment to the role of Project Delivery Manager to manage the provision of support to SMEs engaged in the project.

The Health Innovation Campus is a pioneering new project that will bring together innovators, academics, entrepreneurs, businesses, local government, citizens and health care providers. The aim of the development, based beside the University's Bailrigg campus, is to drive advances in technologies, products and ways of working to improve health and healthcare. The vision is to create a world-class centre of excellence for innovation and research in population health.

The Project Delivery Manager will work with colleagues across campus to build a thriving, sustainable HIC industrial cluster network in advance of the associated building opening, identifying SMEs that can co-locate within the facility once established and then to deliver further support to Lancashire SMEs using the new facilities across its first year. 

The £2 million revenue project will deliver a programme of innovation support to 300 eligible Lancashire based SMEs providing a range of opportunities to accelerate digital innovation into the health and care marketplace, from interventions via master classes to raise awareness of opportunities within sector and thematic workshops to explore challenges and enhance innovation. There will be intense development and applied research programmes to support commercialisation of new products and processes. 

You will be responsible for the design and delivery of a range of innovative workshops designed to support business growth of SMEs in the North West region, linking to the health and care sectors, and project manage the delivery of the projects in conjunction with other departments in the University.

This is a challenging role for a motivated self-starter with knowledge of the SME community. You will have significant proven experience of experience of translating SME requirements into an exciting programme of delivery, drawing upon the academic research emerging in the field.

You will be a confident communicator and will have experience of overseeing a publicly funded programme and preferably have experience of working with the ERDF. You will have excellent event management, marketing and promotion skills and experience of developing networks of SMEs and building relationships with intermediary bodies. 

This post is subject to funding being awarded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014-2020 and is offered on a fixed term basis until 30 December 2020 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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