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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Location:
Home or office-based with considerable UK and possibly EU/international travel expected
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager – up to £60,000 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) role will be based within the Transport team at the KTN. As well as working with others within the Transport team, the postholder will be required to proactively work across the organisation with KTMs in other enabling technology sectors to identify and deliver knowledge exchange and technology transfer activities that accelerate the identification and take-up of innovation into CAV. This role will be concerned with the identification of innovation opportunities and subsequent development and delivery of supporting activities that will build the UK into a world-class destination for CAV technologies, products and services. Working with multiple stakeholders (e.g. funders, government, transport providers, local authorities, business, industry and academia) across the sector the post holder will consider the full range of technology challenges that impact the deployment of CAVs and then seek innovative solutions. The ability to identify potential solutions from other sectors and the research community while translating thinking across disciplines is particularly important.

The post holder will be expected to have a sound understanding and knowledge of the drivers, technologies and opportunities for CAV in the wider transport environment, and should have a technical background in a related technology. An ability to work confidently across disciplines with a systems approach is a key attribute for the role. The candidate will be expected to have working experience within industry, and may already have strong connections with key policy makers, OEMs and industry-players. A track record in successful development and collaborative delivery of networking events would be an advantage. The ability to relate the sector technologies and their challenges to the broader communities across the KTN and industry is essential. KTN maintains a forward thinking, talented and diverse team; applications from underrepresented groups are actively encouraged.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Communications Manager
Location:
Please refer to Job Description
Salary:
£28,500 to  £37,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
23 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK’s network partner, and also works with other funders to bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, and academics to develop new products, processes and services. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

A vacancy has now arisen for a Communications Manager to join our busy and friendly communications and marketing team.  The purpose of the role is to develop stories and campaigns, for dissemination across our own, and third-party channels, working particularly with the KTN’s nine Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These are community-focused groups established to promote growth and activities in key emerging technologies across a range of sectors, and currently include immersive technology, additive manufacturing, synthetic biology and energy harvesting.

The role will be required to:

·      Identify strong opportunities for knowledge sharing (especially across KTN’s SIG teams), developing material for campaigns and stories on and offline.

·      Produce and promote high quality original content in a wide range of formats, working in collaboration with the communications and marketing team and wider KTN directorates.

·      Create compelling case studies and success stories.

·      Create news stories for dissemination through relevant mechanisms including social media, media briefings and blogs.
The role will require a relevant (science-based) degree and understanding of communications and marketing. In addition, we are looking for candidates with excellent writing skills and bags of creative ideas for transferring knowledge to new and existing audiences.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Katharine Rooney, Content Marketing & PR Manager – katharine.rooney@ktn-uk.org

Applications Close 23 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Advanced Materials
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager £35,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

This post is within the Materials team with a focus on supporting KTN activities relating to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) priorities for Advanced Materials. We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in advanced materials, particularly in structural and high temperature materials.

The role will facilitate business growth and help drive knowledge transfer between the science and technology base and industry, promoting networking and stimulating innovation relevant to industrial applications of advanced materials.

The post will be varied, working with businesses across multitude of sectors, providing technical capability to help UK industry to create economic value by innovating with advanced materials with a focus on opportunities driven by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. An analytical mind and understanding of how supply chains work or experience of specifying advanced materials for industrial applications are essential.

The suitable candidate will be required to address KTN KPIs with particular attention to business interaction, Innovate UK support and engagement with relevant Research Councils and universities conducting research in the field of advanced materials, particularly in the area of structural and high temperature materials.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Directorate Administrator
Location:
Edinburgh Office based with flexibility to travel for occasional meetings and event support
Salary:
£12,000
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services for the benefit of the UK economy. Our mission is to help business to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We excel at facilitating collaborative innovation, working across sectors and boundaries.

We are looking for a part-time (0.6 FTE) office/directorate administrator to cover for maternity leave, based in our Edinburgh office. The role is varied and includes office administration, meeting and event support, administrative duties to a mix of teams and to Directors of KTN. The duration is expected to be 8 months.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

Interviews to be held shortly after closing date.

It is anticipated the work will commence during August.

Applicants must include a CV and covering letter outlining why they are suitable for this position

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Head of Manufacturing
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£60,000 - £71,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
14 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has a vacancy for a Head of Manufacturing to lead a team of four experienced Knowledge Transfer Managers. In this exciting role you will help grow the UK economy through a programme of networking activities which accelerates the delivery of innovation in the UK manufacturing sector. You will work with Innovate UK, other stakeholders and funders to develop a significant portfolio of activities, particularly around digital innovation in manufacturing technology. The role is also part of the KTN Senior Manager team. As part of this you will help set the direction of the KTN manufacturing strategy, with a focus on supporting businesses with high growth potential.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Events Manager
Location:
Office based, Business Design Centre, London with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£28,500 to  £33,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Events Manager to become an integral part of our Communications Team. KTN runs many events throughout the year including competition briefings, workshops, networking and launches. These events take place across the UK.

To succeed in this role you’ll need to be confident in managing your own events projects and feel comfortable supporting others, be a real team player, an excellent communicator and be familiar with event planning processes and tools.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply
Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager, Scotland – Access to Funding & Finance (Maternity Cover, 12 Months)
Location:
Home or office based to support primarily Scottish companies with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing support to companies working with KTN. The role fits within the Access to Funding & Finance business programme and encompasses all aspects of building KTN’s external network of contacts, knowledge and capability in the funding of innovation. This role is the key interface between early stage companies, early stage investors (including angel networks) and entrepreneurs:  mentoring companies through the investment process. The role also works across KTN, ensuring internal capability in finance models and support to colleagues on theme based investments.

The applicant should have experience of funding for early stage companies including investment, grants and banking products. This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a good understanding of commercialisation of early stage technologies and business growth or a desire and the ability to learn on the job. Candidates must interact with a wide variety of clients so must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and equally importantly a good listener

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Digital Economy
Location:
Home or office based working (offices located in London, Edinburgh, Horsham, and Harwell) with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £37,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
4 days ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Digital Economy & Creative Industries team are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation 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 digital and creative 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 varied, working with organisations across the digital and creative industries, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative digital and creative technologies into vertical sectors.

Most of your day-to-day role will be meeting digital and creative businesses with the capacity and appetite to undertake research, development and innovation and helping them to connect with other people/organisations in order to generate economic value.

The post offers significant scope for personal development and would especially suit an early career 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.

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Robotics
Location:
Home or office based working (offices located in London, Edinburgh, Horsham, and Harwell) with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
5 days ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

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 are looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation 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 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 early career 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.

Applications Close 19 July 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Power Electronics
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
5 days ago
Applications close:
19 July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

This post will act as a focus for the KTN activities in Power Electronics to drive innovation in Power Electronics Technologies and Applications driving growth in the UK economy.

The role is part of the Enabling Technologies team, but with a specific focus on Power Systems including all aspects of Power Electronics such as:

• Advanced Materials such as GaN and SiC,
• Components such as IGBTs, Power MOSFETs and passives
• Subsystems such as motor drives, converters, inverters, power management and protection systems.
• Sector specific Power System Applications such as electricity generation and distribution, electrification of aviation, road, rail and marine and the built environment.

The application areas for Power Electronics are very broad and close working relationships with other KTN teams will be required

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – North Scotland
Location:
Based from home with significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK
Salary:
£45,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)
Posted:
6 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) currently has a vacancy for a Knowledge Transfer Advisor, the key purpose of this role is to facilitate knowledge transfer and innovation linkages between UK business and the UK research base (Universities, RTOs and national facilities), especially via promotion, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). The role is an important component of the Innovate UK family’s strategic relationships with the UK research base.

All KTAs have both a local role and a national role, acting as a knowledgeable conduit between the Innovate UK family, the local research base and innovation ecosystem and the national equivalents.  The role will suit an individual who knows how businesses work, and enjoys helping them to work better. This will mean working with many different organisations at a senior level and so a passion for effective translation of science and technology into new and improved products, processes and services in business is vital.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Digital Economy & Creative Industries
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager up to £47,500 (depending on experience).
Posted:
12 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

The Digital Economy & Creative Industries team is looking for an enthusiastic individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activities aimed at stimulating innovation with potential to grow the UK economy. In particular, the role is to help connect businesses with the research base and industry; between the digital and creative industries and other sectors, where there is the potential for disruptive innovation; and to help businesses access the right partnerships, collaborators and investments to develop new products, processes and services.

The post will be varied, working with organisations across the digital and creative industries, but with a focus on opportunities driven by industrial challenges and the application of new, transformative digital and creative technologies into vertical sectors.

The post offers significant scope for personal development and would especially suit an early career 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.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - AgriFood (Maternity Leave Cover, 12 months)
Location:
Edinburgh (city centre) or home-based, with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager £30,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience)
Posted:
12 days ago
Applications close:
30 June 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is funded by Innovate UK to support businesses in accelerating development of innovative products or services and adoption of new technologies for the benefit of the UK economy. We help businesses to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing business support to companies within the food sector. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive knowledge transfer between the science and technology base and industry, promoting networking and stimulating innovation relevant to agri-food businesses particularly in the nutrition and food-manufacturing sector. The post will be varied, working with businesses across the sector but also engaging with the key university players providing an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in developing a career in knowledge transfer.

Applications Close 30 June 2017

How to apply

Please send your CV & covering letter to: hr@openktn.co.uk

For informal enquiries contact: serena.broadway@ktn-uk.org

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