|Salary:||£54,949 to £61,823|
|Placed On:||9th December 2022|
|Closes:||30th December 2022|
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, focused on delivering excellent teaching and world-class research, and known for forging strong collaborative links with industry, government, business and the third sector.
We have achieved significant success through the realisation of our distinctive ‘triple helix approach’– the coming together of academia, business and industry, and the government and public sector, in common cause – and a determination to make a significant difference for our students, the economy and wider society. At Strathclyde, we are committed to redefining universities’ industrial collaboration to support sustainable economic growth, and to deliver wider societal benefit by fully exploiting the impact of our research and knowledge. The existence of a supportive innovation ecosystem is crucial in guiding and developing technologies on the journey from new research to commercial application. At Strathclyde, this is provided by the expertise within our Departments, Schools and Faculties, and crucially through our industry facing Centres which work collaboratively with industrial partners.
Innovation and Industry Engagement Directorate sits within the Office of the Chief Commercial Officer. The Directorate is responsible for delivering Strathclyde’s intensive programmes of innovation, enterprise support, investment and industrial collaboration. The Industry Engagement and Commercialisation team is responsible for delivering a step change in Strathclyde’s already intensive programme of industrial collaboration with global partners as well as raising the external profile of the IP & Commercialisation activities at the University through engaging with local, UK-wide and global networks. The successful applicant will have direct responsibility for Industry Engagement & Commercialisation Managers focused on managing key industrial relationships with companies of all sizes, including CEO-level account management and for the commercialisation pipeline, as well as other identified strategic partnerships across the University. This will also include focus on the development of six industrial clusters we have prioritised for growth as part of our plans to develop the next phase of the Technology and Innovation Zone: Quantum Technologies, FinTech, HealthTech, Industrial Informatics, 5G Communications and Space Technologies. The post will also be responsible for liaising with the wider IE & Commercialisation team to manage the intellectual property developed from these industrial relationships and identify relevant University owned IP which may be of interest to industrial partners.
The University aims to both cultivate new and deepen existing relationships in a way that provides the maximum value to both the University and our industrial partners. The team will identify and implement systems, practices and skillsets to ensure that existing industry partners have awareness of and access to the full benefits that the University can provide across its faculties and departments, support departments and industry centres to cultivate new relationships for mutual benefit and monitor the impact of these relationships on the University, industry partners and the economy.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Catherine Breslin, Head of Industry Engagement & Commercialisation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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