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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Aviation
Location:
Home or office-based with regular UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£31,447 to £49,792 (depending on experience)
Posted:
5 hours ago
Applications close:
29 November 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in aviation to join the Transport Team at KTN. The successful candidate will support programmes of work focused on efficiency and decarbonisation improvements in the movement of people and freight by air. The role involves providing innovation support to companies working in the aviation sector and associated industries, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation.

The post involves working with Innovate UK, the Department for Transport (DfT), industry groups and across academia to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. The successful candidate will have some experience of the aviation industry and understanding of the challenges for airports, airlines and associated industries.

The aim of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda in relation to government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The team covers all traditional transport modes, passenger and freight, whilst remaining agile to respond to new and emerging innovations (e.g. Hyperloop, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)).

The post holder will also be required to support aerospace related activities and work with colleagues across KTN (e.g. Manufacturing, Materials, Enabling Technologies).

Reporting to: Head of Transport

Grade: Salary £31,447 to £49,792 (depending on experience).

Location: Home or office-based with regular UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.

Key accountabilities

  • Support development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for aviation.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as biofuels, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of aviation stakeholders by working with other staff in KTN.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities for aviation related innovation.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, in the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders, departments, forums, groups active in related areas.
  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges including delivering collaboration events.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by 29th November 2019.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Intelligent Systems
Location:
Based from home or within one of two office locations (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310 (depending on experience)
Posted:
18 days ago
Applications close:
26 October 2019

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) are significant globalised technologies applicable to every sector. The UK’s extensive industrial and academic research base has immense potential to impact on home and global markets. The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group (RAI SIG) addresses this opportunity enabling UK RAI innovators to connect, access markets and showcase their capability.

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence team is looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation in RAI 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 RAI 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 extremely varied, working with organisations across the RAI industries, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative RAI 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 enthusiastic 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.

Reporting to: Head of Complex Systems

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM), Level 1

Salary: £31,447 – £39,310 (depending on experience)

Location: Based from home or within one of two office locations (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected

Scope: Intelligent Systems (Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence)

This role will work within the RAI team supporting the successful delivery of the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group (RAI SIG). Special Interest Groups are a very high-profile activity at KTN and a mechanism for delivering cross convening activity with cross disciplinary teams. They are strategically important, innovative and have external visibility.

The role will also work closely with sector teams across the Complex Systems Group (Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, Security & Defence, Space & Geospatial and Industrial Maths) and the wider KTN to identify and understand how RAI technologies relate to and can be applied within other established or emerging sectors.

The successful candidate will also engage with Innovation Support Programmes such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and other UKRI initiatives.

Key accountabilities

  • Building and maintaining a good rapport with key stakeholders in RAI technologies from relevant companies, universities, research & technology organisations and government departments
  • Supporting the activities of the RAI Special Interest Group
  • Facilitating collaborations that drive innovation and growth in the UK
  • Facilitating investment into the collaborations that drive innovation in the UK
  • Delivery of KTN work programmes
  • Working with Sector teams within KTN and Innovate UK, and external businesses to identify new applications of RAI Technologies in different markets
  • Identifying and prioritising RAI technologies and industries, through research and close working with a portfolio of stakeholders
  • Forming new communities in RAI technologies and industries and identifying where there is a compelling case for new Special Interest Group activity
  • Identifying income generating projects and proposal writing

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Project Manager of the RAI Special Interest Group to ensure timely delivery of deliverables and outputs
  • To directly engage with University groups and businesses through making new connections and collaborations, both within and across evolving supply chains, and providing access to funding
  • To design, plan and deliver events and workshops and author reports if applicable
  • To actively facilitate and contribute to cross-sector collaborations
  • To contribute to KTN-wide internal communications and projects, helping colleagues as required
  • To support KPI delivery, tracking outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

To view the full job description, click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 26th October 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 8th-12th November, and Face to Face Interviews will be between 15th-19th November..

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Rail
Location:
Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£37,500 to £49,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
23 October 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience of the rail industry to join the Transport Team at KTN. The role involves providing innovation support to companies working in the rail sector and the supply chain, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation.

The role involves working with Innovate UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail (amongst other stakeholders) to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. There is a requirement to identify opportunities to drive forward the implementation and delivery of the rail industry’s strategies (such as the underpinning capabilities for the Rail Technical Strategy) and Sector Deal, seeking to grow UK capability.

The aim of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda in relation to government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The team covers all traditional transport modes, passenger and freight, whilst remaining agile to respond to new and emerging innovations (e.g. Hyperloop, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)).

Reporting to: Head of Transport


Salary: £37,500 to £49,500 (depending on experience).

Location: Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.

Key accountabilities

  • Support development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for rail.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as manufacturing, digital, zero or low carbon fuels, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of rail stakeholders by working with other staff in KTN.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities.
  • Lead and deliver briefing and networking events for Innovate UK, DfT and Network Rail.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, in the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders, departments, forums, groups active in related areas.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the Transport team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Understand and facilitate access to innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Promote the benefits of KTN and innovation within a business context to the UK sector including the preparation of promotional material and the use of various media.
  • Develop and lead cross-community activity within KTN to help build new rail supply chains to create value for UK businesses.
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working.
  • Produce articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members and similar media.
  • Organise meetings, workshops and networking events in a variety of commercial and scientific areas.
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes, timesheets and expenses.
  • Maintain and disseminate an up-to-date view of the rail industry,
including technology developments, key innovators, market trends/needs and business funding opportunities.
  • The role will require regular UK travel including overnight at times and possibly some European or Global travel.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by 23rd October 2019.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided.

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