Entrepreneur Director

Brunel University London - Co-Innovate Bridging the Gap

A Brunel University London initiative co-financed by ERDF

Fixed term up to December 2019

Co-Innovate Bridging the Gap is a 3-year-project based at Brunel University London building on the internationally renowned work of the University. The project works to increase the quality of Graduate start-ups by providing a support ecosystem to enable entrepreneurs to use the University’s knowledge, expertise and networks to develop, launch and operate companies. In particular, the project will equip the participating companies with open innovation techniques and access to Brunel Academics, Students, laboratories, testing and prototyping facilities.

Reporting to the Co-Innovate Operations Manager and the Bridging the Gap Project Manager, and working within the Co-Innovate Team, the Entrepreneur Director will be responsible for developing links with Entrepreneurs, identifying the business needs and engaging the various elements of the programme to assist the business. The Entrepreneur Director will maintain close links with the Entrepreneurs to ensure that issues that arise are identified early so reducing dropout rates. The project particularly works to increase the number of women Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Director will ensure that a women centric approach is built into each of the elements of the programme.

Candidates will have extensive experience and track record of success in providing business support for entrepreneurship, innovation and new product development working at Director and senior management level. It is anticipated that successful candidates will have business sector specific networks and experience which is relevant to the Co-Innovate project. A genuine interest in design, innovation and an understanding of knowledge exchange between industry and academia from a commercial perspective is essential.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20 March 2018

*This position does not meet the University criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship.


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