Innovation Consultant

Innovation Consultant

The company is currently looking for an enthusiastic, creative and motivated individual with proposal writing experience, preferably related to a science, engineering or a technical discipline, to join the multidisciplinary team in the role of Senior Innovation Consultant.

Main duties and responsibilities:

 Authoring and supporting development, writing, and editing of a variety of materials for proposals concerned with business impact, technology management and technical contributions for collaborative R&D funding

 Conduct market research and analysis to the level of detail required to demonstrate sufficient impact for a fundable project

 Research competing technical solutions in order to formulate a cogent thesis for the proposed solution

 Write high quality, interdisciplinary research proposals

 Assisting with ideas generation workshops to create innovation concepts and solutions for our clients and carrying out due diligence/techno-economic feasibility of resulting ideas

 Authoring detailed and well-structured research and development proposals that meet the eligibility criteria

 Liaising with suitable industrial and academic partners to gather information for submission of research proposals

 Ensuring proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines

 Review, edit and improve bid and proposal documents

 Communicate effectively with technical staff, industrial clients and research partners

Person Specification:

 Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, technical or business discipline

 Experience or keen interest in commercial factors related to new product development

 Strong persuasive writing skills, preferably demonstrated by a proven track record of proposal / bid writing

 Knowledge of commercial and public funding proposals (e.g. FP7, H2020, Innovate UK) is preferable

 Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines

 A passion for writing, an eye for detail and high quality standards

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