ERDF Business Advisor

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the University of Derby’s (UoD) business engagement activities by supporting the delivery of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project of strategic importance to the University.

Productivity Through Innovation (PtI) has been established in partnership with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University to help SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) within the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) overcome barriers to innovation and achieve their growth and productivity ambitions.

This challenging yet rewarding fixed term contract position offers an exciting opportunity to take the lead in industry / academic engagement activities and drive the development of a new pipeline of Eligible SMEs for the PtI project. The ERDF Business Advisor will be responsible for the outreach, engagement, and assessment of eligible companies in the D2N2 area. 

The ERDF Business Advisor will be based in the University Research & Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO) and will work closely with delivery teams and academics across the University of Derby as well as with industry partners and funding bodies.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sophie Beer at

Closing date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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