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Business Developer (illumination)

Illumination

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo.

Would you like to create international business from research and be part of deep tech startup?

Aalto University is now looking for a

BUSINESS DEVELOPER (illumination)

to join a team of research experts with pool of mentors for the case from School of Science: white organic LED (WOLED) – Uncompromised ecological illumination. We search for a person with experience on the illumination market and/or other markets where LEDs are used and/or LED technology.

What you’ll do

You’ll actively identify partners for the project and negotiate with them. You also prepare commercialization paths to meet the potential clients demand. Important task is to make go-to market plan for the services and products of the project and map out different commercialization options e.g. start-up establishment.

What we offer

We offer meaningful job where you can create business from research in international environment. You’ll get the support of the research team, mentors, Aalto innovation Services, Aalto Startup Center and the active Aalto community. After the project, there is a possibility that you could become part of the new deep tech startup as a CEO or Business Director.

We value

  • Fluency in English and Finnish language
  • Experience in business development, commercialization and entrepreneurship
  • Experience in the case industry
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent teamwork, negotiation and communications skills

Ready to apply?

You are employed by Aalto University for the duration of the project. The case is currently applying for the funding and the employment is subject to a positive funding decision of Business Finland. The projects typically last 1–2 years. The position can be either full-time or part-time depending on your skills and role. This case is intent to start in January 2021.

Please apply online through "Apply for this job" link and include CV, application letter with salary request and references.

The call is open until 10th of August 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Note that we are not looking consultancy type of arrangements, rather a team member who is employed by Aalto, and would be interested also in participating in potential future spin-out.

For more information

For more information, please contact: Innovation Advisor, Ilkka Hyytiäinen, contact from 3th August onwards, phone +358 50 567 7078 or [email protected]

More information about Business Finland Research to Business funding:

https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/funding/cooperation-between-companies-and-research-organizations/research-to-business/

For more information about Aalto University innovation projects: https://innovation.aalto.fi

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