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Innovation Lead - Quantum Technologies

Innovate UK

Grade: Innovate Band 3

Location: Field Based

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) works in partnership with businesses, universities, research organisations, charities and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

We have an exciting opportunity for two Innovation Leads to join us as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Directorate.

ISCF is a key part of the Government Industrial Strategy, the long-term plan to raise productivity in the UK. The government is committed to increase funding in research and development by £4.7 billion over 4 years to strengthen UK science and business.

Quantum Technology is one of the programmes funded under Wave 2 of ISCF with £20m invested in transformative industry led projects. Recently an additional £153m was announced for a further wave of ISCF co-investment with business.

As an Innovation Lead you will need to make sense of multiple data sources, to establish underlying patterns and articulate a clear and compelling vision of what needs to be done. Be a good team player, build strong business partnerships, willing to share knowledge with others and to learn from them and able to self-start when needed.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Up-to-date and broad-based knowledge of innovation in Quantum Technologies or a related field.
  • Experience of innovation in a commercial environment.
  • Familiarity with the wider business and research environments.
  • Experienced in working across technology fields.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills.

UKRI can offer the successful candidate 30 days annual leave, access to a defined-benefit Civil Service Pension and access to schemes such as Cycle to Work and Season Ticket Loans.

Location: Swindon
Salary: £47,000 to £55,000 gross per annum + PRP
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 21st September 2021
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