We are looking for an Intellectual Property & Knowledge Exchange Coordinator to join our Knowledge Exchange team.
The Enterprise and Innovation Organisation (EIO) at Coventry University is a newly formed business whose aim is to maximise the movement of knowledge from the University into businesses and communities to help them innovate and become more productive. As well as the UK, we focus particularly on SE Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Coventry University has been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects and we are in the top 6 universities for student experience. Our commitment to providing the best for our students doesn’t stop with them, it starts with our people. Without our dedicated teams, we wouldn’t be ranked so highly or have won any of our numerous awards.
We are one of the largest employers in Coventry and we offer our people a place to belong and an organisation to be proud of. We know you have a life and obligations outside of the workplace so we do our best to help strike that balance and we will support your needs where we can because we know that’s how we get the very best out of you.
The Intellectual Property & Knowledge Exchange Coordinator works across the Intellectual Property and Knowledge Exchange KE Teams to deliver a quality, customer-focussed service to University staff and external customers and partners.
The role is focused in teams supporting the development of new industry and community focused Research and Development projects and the creation and protection of new ideas and inventions. The role is focused on supporting the protection of new innovations through liaising with patent attorneys, partners and clients, and in supporting the winning and delivery of a range of Knowledge Exchange projects such as KTPs and Industrial funded studentships.
Both the Intellectual Property and Knowledge Exchange teams play a key role in the delivery of Enterprise and Innovation projects across the University Group, and particularly in the delivery of essential KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework) metrics. These metrics emphasize the strength of Coventry University Group in Enterprise activity and help to build and shape this activity across the sector.
The role is particularly suited to someone looking to develop their knowledge and experience in intellectual property, commercialisation or knowledge exchange within an experienced and supportive team environment.
Cultural diversity in our teams bring insights to, and broad experience of, multiple business cultures. It is part of our DNA and we seek it out. We want to discover what you can bring to the EIO through your personal experience, background, and identity as much as through your professional expertise.
Key Skills and Experience
Background knowledge or interest in research and development and/or intellectual property, and a high degree of IT literacy
Administration experience - working with customer and financial systems, and direct experience of customer interaction
Well-developed communication ability, particularly related to communicating effectively with industry.
Excellent understanding of the meaning of good customer service
Ability to work effectively as part of a team including the ability to work across organisational boundaries.
Excellent planning, project development and self-management skills plus the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Prior knowledge or experience in the management and commercialisation of intellectual property and/or knowledge exchange projects
Acting as the first point of contact for customer enquiries
General administration - including filing, record keeping, data input, database management, internal and external process updating,
Responsible for maintaining financial records and working closely with the finance department to ensure project funding and overall budgets are spent within the agreed timescales.
Coventry University will provide support to you in your career and working environment. Whether you're relocating to work with us, looking for support as an academic or just want to speak to other like-minded people, we've developed a support network for you.
As well as a competitive salary we have a range of impressive benefits some of which are; pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, personal and professional development, employee networks and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre where the University offers a physiotherapy service for all staff.