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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Design & Innovation (strategy)
Location:
Home or office based working (London) with UK travel expected
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience) 
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
21 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is looking for design strategist with a product or industrial design background, who is looking to make a difference to the UK innovation landscape. You revel in applying human-centred design to everything you do, asking probing questions about how best to frame problems and solutions, refining service delivery, embracing quick and easy prototyping of concepts and proposals. You are the go-to person for embedding new ways of using design and innovation tools and techniques in our programmes.

With relevant industry experience, you bring a credible voice to guide and connect companies – large and small, across various sectors and industries – to UK designers to help address their challenges.

With superb interpersonal skills, you communicate with clarity and vision, bringing insight and value to your professional relationships. A natural instinct for collaboration underpins a confidence to facilitate discussion and shape solutions that stick.

If this sounds like your next step, do get in touch, we are eager to hear from you.

Applications Close 21 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

For informal enquiries contact: Edward Hobson, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Design and Innovation, Edward.Hobson@ktn-uk.org

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Knowledge Transfer Manager, Scotland – Access to Funding & Finance (Maternity Cover, 12 Months)
Location:
Home or office based to support primarily Scottish companies with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing support to companies working with KTN. The role fits within the Access to Funding & Finance business programme and encompasses all aspects of building KTN’s external network of contacts, knowledge and capability in the funding of innovation. This role is the key interface between early stage companies, early stage investors (including angel networks) and entrepreneurs:  mentoring companies through the investment process. The role also works across KTN, ensuring internal capability in finance models and support to colleagues on theme based investments.

The applicant should have experience of funding for early stage companies including investment, grants and banking products. This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a good understanding of commercialisation of early stage technologies and business growth or a desire and the ability to learn on the job. Candidates must interact with a wide variety of clients so must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and equally importantly a good listener

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Digital Economy
Location:
Home or office based working (offices located in London, Edinburgh, Horsham, and Harwell) with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £37,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Digital Economy & Creative Industries team are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation with potential to grow the UK economy.

In particular, the role is to promote and drive knowledge transfer between the research base and industry; between the digital and creative industries and other sectors, where there is the potential for disruptive innovation; and to help businesses access the right knowledge, collaborators and investments to develop new products, processes and services.

The post will be varied, working with organisations across the digital and creative industries, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative digital and creative technologies into vertical sectors.

Most of your day-to-day role will be meeting digital and creative businesses with the capacity and appetite to undertake research, development and innovation and helping them to connect with other people/organisations in order to generate economic value.

The post offers significant scope for personal development and would especially suit an early career applicant with the desire to define and deliver a cross-sectorial agenda. Applications from candidates bringing diversity and fresh thinking to the role are particularly welcome.

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Robotics
Location:
Home or office based working (offices located in London, Edinburgh, Horsham, and Harwell) with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) are significant globalised technologies applicable to every sector. The UK’s extensive industrial and academic research base has immense potential to impact on home and global markets. The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group (RAI SIG) addresses this opportunity enabling UK RAI innovators to connect, access markets and showcase their capability.

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence team are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation with potential to grow the UK economy.

In particular, the role is to promote and drive knowledge transfer between the research base and industry; between the RAI industries and other sectors, where there is the potential for disruptive innovation; and to help businesses access the right knowledge, collaborators and investments to develop new products, processes and services.

The post will be varied, working with organisations across the RAI industries, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative RAI technologies into vertical sectors.

The role will also be highly flexible, working across the KTN to meet demand for new opportunities as they emerge. The post offers significant scope for personal development and would especially suit an early career applicant with the desire to define and deliver a cross-sectorial agenda. Applications from candidates bringing diversity and fresh thinking to the role are particularly welcome.

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Power Electronics
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

This post will act as a focus for the KTN activities in Power Electronics to drive innovation in Power Electronics Technologies and Applications driving growth in the UK economy.

The role is part of the Enabling Technologies team, but with a specific focus on Power Systems including all aspects of Power Electronics such as:

• Advanced Materials such as GaN and SiC,
• Components such as IGBTs, Power MOSFETs and passives
• Subsystems such as motor drives, converters, inverters, power management and protection systems.
• Sector specific Power System Applications such as electricity generation and distribution, electrification of aviation, road, rail and marine and the built environment.

The application areas for Power Electronics are very broad and close working relationships with other KTN teams will be required

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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