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 Business Creation Director is responsible for the development and execution of EIT Urban Mobility’s business creation strategy. He leads, coordinates, and monitors EIT Urban Mobility’s Business Creation Programme that aims to activate and connect the most promising European start-ups considering new applications, business models, systems, and data for the advancement of the urban mobility world.
§ Work as part of the Management Team responsible for EIT Urban Mobility.
§ With the CEO and other members of the Management Team, develop the business plan and strategic framework
§ Manage business creation budget, define, coordinate, monitor, and optimize business creation activities.
§ Constantly seek new ways to improve the EIT Urban Mobility value proposition and to generate new revenue streams.
§ Responsible for the continuing development of EIT Urban Mobility’s business creation strategy, designed to support the EIT Urban Mobility's mission of accelerating the transition towards sustainable mobility for liveable urban spaces.
§ Coordinate, monitor and optimise start-up acceleration activities with leading accelerators in multiple regional hubs in Europe in coordination with the EIT partners and leading European cities.
§ Work closely with the RIS Manager on outreach activities in so far unaddressed countries.
§ Work closely with the Innovation Director, and with relevant partners and other KICs, to establish and coordinate EIT Urban Mobility’s Innovation and business creation activities.
§ Work with the Academy Director, and with relevant partners and other KICs, to establish and coordinate EIT Urban Mobility’s entrepreneurship courses and masterclasses.
§ Start to develop, establish and coordinate EIT Urban Mobility’s business angel and venture capital networks, ensuring these partners have appropriate access to new EIT Urban Mobility companies (for example through business plan competitions, VC days etc.).
§ Work closely with all Innovation Hub Directors to ensure optimal synergies.
§ Management oversight of the ideation, creation, planning and implementation of specific projects and activities, in close coordination with the other management team members and individual partners.
De 5 a 10 anys
§ Industry FIELD: Mobility or related Industry Association
§ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5
§ REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL: Business, Administration or Engineering master’s degree or equivalent.
§ REQUIRED LANGUAGES: ENGLISH: Excellent. Other EU languages are a plus.
§ Demonstrable experience of working at senior level, across one or more complex organisational initiatives.
§ Deep understanding of early start-up and venture capital processes.
§ Track-record of working with start-ups.
§ Deep understanding of technology transfer and commercialisation of research, including product/service development, IP and licensing, and venture capital.
§ Capability, ability and fluency in working with academic, industry and city partners.
§ Experience with management of activities and relations in the Knowledge Triangle (Education, Business and Research & Technology).
§ Strong track record of providing strategic and operational leadership for innovation activities.
§ Strong track record of maintaining a partnership approach and working in a matrix organization.
§ Well-developed communication, management and negotiation skills.
§ Expertise in the development of systems / facilities to support innovation activities, including fund development and administration.
Appointment and salary
We offer a fulltime job with attractive salary and benefits. The aim is to ensure a permanent Business Creation Director of EIT Urban Mobility in place by 31 December 2019.
The role location will be Barcelona (Spain), with regular travel to the Innovation Hubs, partners and other stakeholders. Regular presence in Barcelona is required (50%), but relocation is not a must.
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.
Més de 75.000 € b/a