CIT söker Intellectual property & technology transfer manager


Intellectual property & technology transfer manager – Emerging Technology & Innovation

We are looking for a new colleague with an expertise in intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer to strengthen our Emerging Technology & Innovation team to lead client engagements and further develop CIT’s innovation services. You will utilise your expertise in a wide range of technology-based innovation activities, spanning from supporting specific innovation projects with commercialization advice to implementing IP-functions in large multi-lateral research and innovation consortia. Your initial work will be focused on innovation work in the Graphene Flagship (GF), Europe´s largest research initiative to date with a budget of €1 billion. Identifying new business opportunities and executing client projects is another essential part for this role.

Main tasks
  • Maintain and develop a workflow for scouting and evaluation of commercially promising research projects – You will be responsible for maintaining and improving a process for the identification, analysis, prioritization and development of commercial opportunities based on the research in the GF
  • Coordinate and prioritize a portfolio of innovation projects – You will keep track of commercially relevant research results in the GF and prioritize innovation support needs and promotion, together with a team of business developers
  • Provide innovation advice – You will perform data driven market and technology analysis of innovation opportunities across different industries, and provide actionable recommendations to enhance commercialization through contract research, IPR licensing, joint ventures and spin-off companies
  • Interact with and support a network of Business Developers across Europe – You will work across multiple technological fields in close collaboration with a European network of business developers and researchers and contribute with IP and technology transfer expertise
  • Business development – You will engage with CIT’s potential clients to understand their needs and translate them to competitive service offerings
  • Identify new growth opportunities for CIT’s Emerging Technology & Innovation services – You will contribute to the further development and growth of the Emerging Technology & Innovation team by creating innovation service solutions as well as monitoring relevant European calls
  • You will report directly to the team leader Emerging Technology & Innovation
Your profile

We are looking for a team-oriented person with the necessary skills, passion and poise to hit the ground running and contribute to the further development of our small but growing innovation team. Following qualifications are required:

  • minimum 5 years of experience from working with intellectual property, technology transfer and innovation in early stages from a leading consultancy firm or other industrial / academic actor
  • M.Sc. or higher University degree in a technical area
  • broad understanding of important issues to consider in developing technology-based innovations (e.g. market, IP, business models)
  • first-hand examples of performed data driven market, IP and technology landscape analyses with successful outcomes
  • experience from research collaboration and technology transfer, preferably hands-on involvement in executing intellectual property agreements
  • high analytic capability with an ability to independently provide structure and prioritization to complex and diffuse problems and situations, including translating overall goals to plans and actions
  • ability to build trust and relationships with people of different backgrounds and expertise
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English.
  • Ph.D. in a technical area
  • Team leading experience
  • Experience from working in EU research and innovation projects
  • Experience from working at the interface of industry and academia
Other information

Start: As soon as possible. The evaluations are made continuously
Extent: Full time Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Travel: Occasional

For additional information contact Erik Ashjari Hansson at Erik Ashjari Hansson or +46 707 355 020


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Chalmers Industriteknik
Chalmers Industriteknik is a foundation created by Chalmers University with a 100 MSEK annual turnover and approximately 100 employees. We provide cutting-edge expertise in the areas of energy, material, digitalisation, design, circular economy and innovation management. We make tomorrow ready for the future. Read more at:
Graphene Flagship
The Graphene Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities. Chalmers Industriteknik is leading the innovation work package. Read more at: