31.07.2019 Nº: 106/2019

Sector públic


EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) bring together public authorities (municipalities), businesses (industry and SMEs), research centres and universities as partners, creating a favourable environment for creative thought and innovation to flourish, allowing innovative products and services to be developed in every area imaginable, including climate change, healthy living and active ageing, new companies to be started, and a new generation of entrepreneurs to be trained. They carry out a whole range of activities that cover the entire innovation chain – including training and education programmes, reinforcing the journey from research to the market, innovation projects as well as business incubators and accelerators. Innovation Communities have been conceived so that they are able to react in an effective and flexible way to new challenges and changing environments.

EIT Urban Mobility is an Innovation Community funded by the EU and is currently consisting of 90 partners from 15 countries dedicated to accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility. EIT Urban Mobility’s objective is to rethink urban spaces, overcoming fragmentation by integrating all urban mobility players – including cities and citizens – and increasing social inclusion and equality.


The 5 regional Innovation Hubs of EIT Urban Mobility implement the EIT Urban Mobility strategy and its Annual Business Plan in their regional networks of industry partners, SMEs, start-ups, universities, research institutions and cities. They provide services to facilitate ideation, collaboration and knowledge sharing within and across Innovation hubs in the fields of innovation, education, business creation, governance and consulting. The Innovation Hub Director South is responsible for developing, implementing and managing 

EIT Urban Mobility operations in the Innovation Hub South (Barcelona) and bringing in the local partnership perspective into the global leadership team of EIT Urban Mobility.


Innovation Hub Management:

§  Implement, develop and manage the Innovation Hub and its operations in alignment with -and contributing to the development of -overall KIC operations

§  Channel the interests of Innovation Hub (core) partners in the overall legal and operational implementation of the KIC and the annual business plan towards EIT Urban Mobility

§  Work as integral part of the Management Team (MT)and contribute to delivering the annual Business Plan and the overall Mission of the EIT Urban Mobility

§  Represent and position EIT Urban Mobility in the regional Urban Mobility Ecosystem

§  Support the CEO/COO and Thematic Directors as needed in order to meet the team's ambition for excellence in mobility innovation and in operations

§  Dual reporting to CEO and local core partner constituency

§  Management of Innovation Hub staff.

Leadership Responsibilities:

§  Develop, lead and actively support the partner community affiliated to the Innovation Hubs, collectively and bilaterally.

§  Facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration within and between Innovation Hubs.

§  Actively facilitate networking and innovation activities in the regional Urban Mobility ecosystem and across Innovation Hubs in order to stimulate new constellations of cooperation across Europe.

§  Coordination of EIT Urban Mobility’s living lab and test-bed environments through local Innovation Hub contacts ensuring access for companies and projects of all sizes.

§  Stakeholder management at senior and executive level of partner institutions.

§  Establish and maintain business processes of and/or linked to Innovation Hub operations.

§  Continuous development of the Innovation Hub including staff recruitment.

§  Establish and ensure strong relationships with stakeholders in all countries and regions covered by the Innovation Hub, stimulating their active participation in all KIC activities, especially with regard to the implementation of activities.

§  Establish and strengthen relationships with relevant public authorities, specifically cities and regions, to build a European network of collaborating cities (in cooperation with the City Club Director)

§  Support, develop and locally implement KIC business creation, education and innovation programs and activities.

§  Support the Factory Director (Consulting and exploitation of new solutions) by providing customer insights and sales access.

§  Manage Innovation Hub budgets and according activities as set out in the annual Business Plan.

§  Drive Innovation Hub communications (internal and external) in alignment with the EIT Urban Mobility framework.


De 5 a 10 anys



Senior Management Experience:

§  Industry FIELD: Mobility or related Industry Association


Offer Requirements:

§  REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL: Business, Administration or Engineering master’s degree or equivalent.

§  REQUIRED LANGUAGES: ENGLISH: Excellent. SPANISH: Excellent. Other EU languages are a plus.


Candidate profile:

§  Expertise in mobility and innovation. Good understanding of urban planning, business development and/or public administration is a plus.

§  Excellent track record of inspired partnership management in a cross-sectorial and international context

§  Experience with management of activities and relations in the extended Knowledge Triangle (Cities, Education, Business and Research & Technology /Social Innovation).

§  Strong track record in business management and planning. Operational leadership experience for the delivery of innovation activities a further advantage

§  Several years of (other) relevant management experience, preferably from industrial, academic and/or municipal organizations.

§  Proven ability to manage and deliver within complex and hybrid organizational structures.

§  Demonstrable experience of project portfolio management, administration and development of funding support and of appropriate monitoring systems.

§  Proven experience with open innovation and commercialization of technology/research, preferably in combination with a strong understanding of higher education and/or entrepreneurship.

§  Excellent communicator (verbally and in writing), empathic and a skilled negotiator.

§  Understanding of public (EU and/or EIT) innovation funding highly desirable.

§  Extensive professional network from across the “Knowledge Triangle” covering the EIT Urban Mobility and Innovation Hub ecosystems.

§  Strong identification with EIT Urban Mobility vision; ability to transform this into a successful Innovation Hub operations, drive and motivation to act.

Additional Info

Appointment and salary

We offer a fulltime job with attractive salary and benefits. The aim is to ensure a permanent Innovation Hub Director of EIT Urban Mobility in place by 31 December 2019.


The role will be based in Barcelona (Spain).

Equal opportunities

EIT Urban Mobility values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Selection Committee

A Selection Committee will be appointed to carry out the evaluation of applications submitted. Please note that the Selection Committee´s internal proceedings are strictly confidential.

Protection of personal data

Applicants’ personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (Official Journal of the European Communities, L 8 of 12 January 2001). This applies in particular to the confidentiality and security of such data.



Application procedure and deadline

Applications should consist of:

 1) A full curriculum vitae

2) A motivation letter describing briefly how you meet the criteria described, your vision for the role and specific capabilities. Please, especially outline your experience / knowledge in management of activities spanning across industry, research, and academia, your experience of managing partner networks, project portfolio management and administration of funding support as well as your experience with commercialization of technology / research.

Please send us your complete application via e-mail to: with subject “EIT Urban Mobility - Innovation Hub South Director until 8th September 2019.



Jornada laboral

Jornada completa


Més de 75.000 € b/a