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Technology Transfer Manager for Industry Cooperation (m/f/d)
Ocean observation-based data and information are of great importance to understand and make predictions about the state of our oceans, its role in global climate, and ocean processes. Without this ocean observation, we cannot sustainably use and conserve the ocean. Yet data from direct ocean observations are not available in sufficient density and quality. With Shaping an Ocean of Possibilities - SOOP we want to establish a Helmholtz Innovation Platform to contribute to a sustainable improvement of the situation.
SOOP has been launched by the German Polar and Marine Research Centers AWI, GEOMAR and Hereon. It aims at societally relevant technology transfer that will promote and enable innovations in the field of ocean observation. SOOP establishes an international network of research institutes and companies, of dedicated scientists, engineers, knowledge seekers and supporters. SOOP develops usable, sustainable technological solutions for the involvement of all, to build innovative ocean observing measurement systems that allow both highly professional researchers and technicians to make measurements at good standards, as well as enabling broad and diverse measurements by amateurs. We aim to enable the construction of easy-to-use and cost-effective measurement systems. SOOP supports the development of active measurement networks outside the traditional scientific domain and the broad societal use of the ocean observation data obtained.
SOOP is intended to be an active interface between all partners. With an initially limited funding of SOOP, novel, partly open-source innovation processes and structures shall be initiated, tested and evaluated. We are looking for people who would like to join us in tackling the tasks in the pilot phase with commitment and fun, and who would like to contribute to making the project a long-term success and consolidating it as a socially important innovation platform.
The advertised position is located in the Technology Transfer Office and is aimed at the acquisition and operational support of industry contacts and cooperations during the SOOP start-up phase.
- Definition and establishment of a relationship management system to initiate and maintain relevant industry and stakeholder contacts via networking, trade fair work, events and direct approaches, among other things.
- Mediation and catalysis of cooperation projects in the SOOP start-up phase between science and industry and/or society
- Proactive communication and bilateral expectation management with partner companies in coordination with the AWI communication and media department in the SOOP start-up phase
- Translation of scientific or technical facts in the context of concrete pilot projects within the SOOP start-up phase into a generally understandable form
- Recording and monitoring initial industry or stakeholder needs
- Organization and moderation of stakeholder workshops (online and face-to-face) to introduce the innovation platform to relevant networks
- Conception of initial cooperation and technology transfer projects, considering suitable additional third-party funding lines or financing options
- Monitoring of process progress in the set-up phase and preparation of reports and presentations in the context of reporting and evaluation
- Completed university studies, preferably with a focus on communications or relevant engineering or business sciences
- Understanding of complex technical and scientific issues
- Empathy and team spirit combined with communication and moderation skills
- Very good English and German language skills, both written and spoken
- Willingness to travel independently on business trips (e.g. to partners, events and trade fairs)
Desirable skills and knowledge
- Professional experience in the areas of industry relations, corporate communications and/or innovation management
- Experience with maintaining web presence (content management)
- Experience with relation management software
- Experience in the areas of science, transfer, market exploration and spin-offs
The AWI is characterised by
The AWI is characterised by
- our scientific success - excellent research
- collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary
- opportunities to develop – on the job and towards other positions
- an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world
- flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile working up to 50% of regular working hours
- Health promotion and company fitness with qualitrain
- support services and a culture of reconciling work and family
- Occupational pension provision (VBL)
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of employees who are women, and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.
Applicants with disabilities will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.
The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.
This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.