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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Energy
Location:
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Salary:
Posted:
14 days ago
Applications close:
02 June 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 work within a team comprising KTMs covering nuclear, electrical/grid and thermal aspects of energy. Each KTM also works across the wider energy landscape as well as supporting colleagues from many disciplines within KTN. This role will be concerned with the broad range of renewable energy technologies but will initially have a specific focus on offshore wind and related systems. Working with stakeholders across the sector the post holder will consider the full range of technology challenges that impact the deployment of renewable energy and then seek innovative solutions. The ability to identify potential solutions from other sectors and the research community while translating thinking across disciplines is particularly important.

The post holder might have a background in electrical, mechanical or marine engineering. However, an ability to work confidently across these disciplines with a systems approach is a key attribute for the role. The candidate will be expected to have working experience of renewable energy systems with knowledge of offshore technologies being a distinct advantage; they are likely to be a graduate with some industrial experience in the sectors. The ability to relate the sector technologies and their challenges to the broader communities across the KTN and industry is essential. Applications from candidates bringing diversity and fresh thinking to the role are particularly welcome.

Applications Close 2 June 2017

How to apply

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

 

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Health
Location:
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Salary:
Posted:
16 days ago
Applications close:
02 June 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 as part of the Health team. In this role you will 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 in the areas of biopharmaceuticals including bioprocessing, and advanced therapies with a key aim 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 sector, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative technologies and products in the health sector.

This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a good understanding of commercialisation of early stage technologies and business growth and a background in either biopharma bioprocessing or advanced therapies.

The role will also be highly flexible, working across the KTN to meet demand for new opportunities as they emerge. Applications from candidates bringing diversity and new thinking to the role are particularly welcome.

Applications Close 2 July 2017

How to apply

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

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KTN Non-Executive Directors
Location:
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Salary:
Posted:
16 days ago
Applications close:
30 May 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd (KTN) is a not-for-profit company sponsored by Innovate UK.  It brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services. Our aim is to help businesses grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

We are now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to our Company Board.  Applicants must have a career record of achievement, and:

 

A strong interest in and understanding of innovation, together with broad knowledge of the UK innovation landscape

·      An ability to bring independent and impartial judgement to bear on the operation of a grant-funded not-for-profit SME, operating at a national level.

·      Insights into the opportunities from and approaches to the integration of innovation activities across sectors and technologies.

·      Experience of formulating high level strategic input, for example into Government consultations or other objective representation of innovation needs and priorities.

·      Experience of engagement with R&D-active businesses, academics and public institutions.

·      Management of ethical and mission-oriented science or technology organisations.

Appointments will be initially for a three-year term and are likely to involve commitments of between five and ten days per year.   Expenses will be paid, but otherwise these positions are unpaid.

Expressions of interest along with concise CVs should be sent, by closing date of Tuesday, 30th May, to:

David Lawrence

Chairman, KTN Ltd

Suite 218 Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

or by email to jean.aligorgi@ktn-uk.org

Selected candidates will be invited to interview by a subset of existing KTN Directors.

KTN is committed to building a diverse organisation and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

A full job description can be downloaded here.

KTN Directors Terms of Reference can be downloaded here

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Marketing Manager
Location:
Please refer to Job Description
Salary:
Posted:
23 days ago
Applications close:
02 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK’s network partner, and also works with other funders to bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, and academics to develop new products, processes and services. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

A vacancy has now arisen for an experienced Marketing Manager to join our busy and friendly digital marketing team. We are looking for an organised, innovative and experienced marketing and communications professional to manage and produce communications for our diverse teams.
The purpose of the role is to provide a first class communications service to broaden the reach and relevance of the KTN to our wide range of audiences.

The role will be required to:

  • Deliver digital marketing for KTN across various channels including, website, social and newsletter ensuring messages are well suited to target audiences
  • Craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of digital channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • Look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s digital marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities

The role will require relevant qualifications and experience in a similar marketing focused role with particular emphasis on the identification of new audiences that can be grown through both traditional and digital channels.

For an informal discussion about the role contact HR or
 Mark Johnson, Head of Digital Marketing – mark.johnson@ktn-uk.org

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

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Access to Funding & Finance
Location:
Please refer to job description
Salary:
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 May 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 are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing support to companies working with KTN as part of the Access to Funding and Finance team. This role is a key interface between early stage companies, early stage investors (including angel networks) and entrepreneurs. In this role you will be mentoring companies through the investment process. You will also be supporting colleagues across the KTN, building internal capability in finance for early stage companies. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive funding into the science and technology base and industry. 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.

The role is home based in the North of England and the post involves considerable travel including overnight at times.

Applications Close 19 May 2017

How to apply

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

For informal enquiries contact: Ian.tracey@ktn-uk.org

 

How to apply
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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Diversity
Location:
Please refer to job description
Salary:
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 May 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 are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in delivering the Innovate UK infocus diversity and inclusion agenda across Innovate UK priority programmes and the KTN work programme. The role will facilitate the growth of innovative UK businesses in any sector being run by individuals of any gender and from any background.

The post will be varied, working with individuals and organisations across all sectors to deliver a programme of activity promoting diversity and inclusion. Initially focusing on the Women in Innovation training and support programme, the role will develop to include support to the next infocus campaign and a wider diversity and inclusion strategy for KTN.

This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a good understanding of commercial and diversity issues or a desire and the ability to learn on the job. Must be a good communicator with well developed written and verbal skills and equally importantly must be a good listener and able to interact with a wide variety of clients.

A relevant degree or equivalent qualification is required and ideally a knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues.

The role is flexible with the opportunity for home-based working. The post does involve considerable UK travel including overnight at times.

More information about the infocus programme can be found here: https://innovateuk.blog.gov.uk/category/corporate/infocus/

Applications Close 19 May 2017

For informal enquiries contact: Kezia.williamson@ktn-uk.org

How to apply

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

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Digital Economy
Location:
Please refer to Job Description
Salary:
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 May 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.

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 May 2017

How to apply

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

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Communications Manager
Location:
Please refer to Job Description
Salary:
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
02 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK’s network partner, and also works with other funders to bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, and academics to develop new products, processes and services. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

A vacancy has now arisen for a Communications Manager to join our busy and friendly communications and marketing team.  The purpose of the role is to develop stories and campaigns, for dissemination across our own, and third-party channels, working particularly with the KTN’s nine Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These are community-focused groups established to promote growth and activities in key emerging technologies across a range of sectors, and currently include immersive technology, additive manufacturing, synthetic biology and energy harvesting.

The role will be required to:

·      Identify strong opportunities for knowledge sharing (especially across KTN’s SIG teams), developing material for campaigns and stories on and offline.

·      Produce and promote high quality original content in a wide range of formats, working in collaboration with the communications and marketing team and wider KTN directorates.

·      Create compelling case studies and success stories.

·      Create news stories for dissemination through relevant mechanisms including social media, media briefings and blogs.
The role will require a relevant (science-based) degree and understanding of communications and marketing. In addition, we are looking for candidates with excellent writing skills and bags of creative ideas for transferring knowledge to new and existing audiences.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Katharine Rooney, Content Marketing & PR Manager – katharine.rooney@ktn-uk.org

Applications Close 19 May 2017

How to apply

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

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Grid and Power Technologies
Location:
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Salary:
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
06 June 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 Grid and Power Technologies 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 Grid and Power Technologies are very broad and close working relationships with other KTN teams will be required

Applications Close 19 May 2017

How to apply

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

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Marketing Manager - Cross Cutting Projects and Programmes
Location:
Please refer to Job Description
Salary:
Posted:
2 months ago
Applications close:
08 May 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

A vacancy has now arisen for an experienced Marketing Manager to join our busy and friendly digital marketing team.We are looking for an organised, innovative and experienced marketing and communications professional to manage and produce communications for our cross cutting projects and programmes.

The purpose of the role is to provide a first class communications service to broaden the reach and relevance of cross cutting projects and programmes to our wide range of audiences. The role will be required to:

  • Deliver digital marketing for directorates C and D, driving quality improvements and ensuring messages are suited to the target communities
  • Craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of digital channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • Look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s digital marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities

The role will require relevant qualifications and experience in a similar marketing focused role with particular emphasis on the identification of new audiences that can be grown through both traditional and digital channels.

For an informal discussion about the role contact HR or
Mark Johnson, Head of Digital Marketing – mark.johnson@ktn-uk.org

 

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