Knowledge Exchange Manager (100030) : Satellite Applications Catapult

At the Catapult, we Innovate for a Better World Empowered by Satellites and as our new Knowledge Exchange Manager, you will play an integral part in the Partnerships and Engagement team, focused on building strategic relationships between the Catapult, and our network of businesses, academic and research institutions, both in the UK and internationally. 


Hours (FT / PT): Full Time

Fixed term or permanent: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 15/07/2019

Job Reference: 100030


The core of your role will be to identify, select and deploy a wide variety of Knowledge Exchange (KE) mechanisms, networking and research coordination mechanisms, to build collaborations between the Catapult, our business network, and external academic and research organisations across the UK and Internationally. You can find out more about our current activities from

As an ideal candidate, you are passionate about industry and believe in knowledge exchange and the opportunities it can create for the industry, as well as our economy. You have demonstrable experience with background in delivery of a wide range of knowledge exchange activities and are no stranger in building and managing relationships within the academic and scientific field. You are passionate about delivering change and creating opportunities combined with the ability to build and shape an environment where academia and industry work effectively together delivering innovation. It is important you have knowledge of relevant UK and European government departments and agencies (UKSA, ESA, Innovate UK, UKRI etc.)

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, seeking a challenging role to foster new collaborations between academia and businesses and to support the economic growth of the satellite applications sector. Please check out the full JD and submit your CV/profile highlighting relevant experience at your earliest convenience. 

Have some questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss this opportunity in more detail. You can do so by calling 01235567987 / emailing


Quick facts: This is a permanent role directly with Satellite Applications Catapult. We are based in Harwell with great public transport connections from all of Oxfordshire as well as London. We offer competitive salaries with annual reviews, end of a financial year bonus, 28 days of annual leave plus all your bank holidays paid for as an extra. Our pension scheme is competitive with a maximum of 10% contribution from us if you put in 5% and to top it all off, we have a private medical insurance as a benefit in kind. We work in a collaborative engaging way and believe in empowering our people, after all, you are our greatest asset!

We regret to inform, only in exceptional circumstances, are we able to employ anyone who does not have formal consent to work in the UK. Current limits on immigration to the UK mean that our ability to sponsor employees under Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system is very limited. You are advised to explore possible alternative procedures which do not require sponsorship.

At the Satellite Applications Catapult, we strive to respect the diversity of our staff and ensure that inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We know that the diversity of our teams, and the respect that our staff feel from others, is one of the factors that keeps us on the cutting edge of innovation. Every day this means we work together to make the most of our differences and celebrate our unique contributions to the amazing work we do. Only by being 100% yourself in the workplace will you feel comfortable to perform at your best.

If you are passionate about what you do, and are driven by our mission to ‘Innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites’, we want to hear from you.

Closing date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
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