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Business Developer (wastewater nutrients)


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 (wastewater nutrients)

to join a team of research experts with pool of mentors for the case NPHarvest of School of Engineering: Solution for converting wastewater nutrients into eco-friendly fertilizer.

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 or some exposure to it helps
  • 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 26th of July 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: Senior Innovation Advisor, Panu Kuosmanen, +358 50 384 1600, available for calls on Wednesday 1 July between 1 – 3 pm and Thursday 2 July between 9 - 11 am.

NPHarvest research website:

More information about Business Finland Research to Business funding:

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