Business Engagement Officer (KTP): University of Southampton

The University is proud of the impact of its research, with our researchers tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. We work in partnership with industry across a broad range of collaborations, enabling the translation of research outputs into policies, products and services of benefit to business and society.  

Research and Innovation Services is now recruiting a Business Engagement Officer to join the knowledge exchange function in its Technology Transfer and Impact Programmes team with specific responsibility for delivering on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme. You will be driving a wide-ranging portfolio of projects designed to maximise interactions between the University and business partners and supporting their application for project funding under the KTP Programme. You will develop and implement systems for resource management and facilitate the smooth operation of the processes within the University KTPs. 

As a key member of the Business Engagement Team, you will work with colleagues to support enquiries from businesses, particularly SMEs, looking to collaborate with and access the University’s expertise and facilities. You will provide a central point of contact for access to funding information for Innovate UK, proof of concept and other translation funding schemes in support of commercialisation and business collaboration activities.

Commercially astute and technologically aware, you will work with world-class researchers and partners to help shape relationships, secure funding, and develop strong mutually beneficial partnerships.  With excellent communication skills, commercial flair and attention to detail, you will be well organised with the ability to multi-task and work well as part of a dedicated team. 

You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  If you have the relevant expertise and experience with a keen interest to support impactful industry engagement and a proven track record of networking and building strong partnerships, then we would like to hear from you.   

Closing date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020
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