Space Downstream Officers (Market, Research & Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

GSA - European GNSS Agency (Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency)

Space Downstream Officers (Market, Research & Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

GSA - European GNSS Agency (Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency)

Prague, Czech Republic

Do you have minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience after your university diploma?

We are looking to recruit:

  1. Space Downstream Market Officer;
  2. Space Downstream Entrepreneurship Officer;
  3. Space Downstream Research and Innovation Officer.

Space Downstream Market Officer

We are looking for a Space Downstream Market Officer who will be responsible for developing new markets for Copernicus earth observation data and products, as well as for enlarging the existing ones. The job holder will focus on so called “Copernicus other users”, especially on commercial and business users who have not been the primary target of Copernicus so far, and on specific priority market segments. The job holder will work in close cooperation with the Market Development team experts and other external stakeholders, such as the Copernicus Entrusted Entities.

The main tasks and responsibilities will include

  • Identify and analyse the market and the user needs of commercial/business users of satellite imaging, earth observation, remote sensing, and nourishing the technology and market monitoring process;
  • Ensure an in-depth technical understanding of how the Copernicus services, products and data can be translated in end-to-end solutions, including data management and related technologies;
  • Design and implement roadmaps for uptake by industrial ecosystem/market segment, creating synergies with European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) and other EU Space Programme Components;
  • Help business and commercial users to understand how Copernicus based solutions (in synergy with EGNSS) will enable them achieve their strategic and financial goals;
  • Support prospective users to justify their investment, via testing, pilots, Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs), etc.;
  • Identify champions and quick wins in the most promising new markets, and build a solid partnership towards the adoption;
  • Develop innovative business cases and financial models aimed at accelerating the uptake in new markets;
  • Advise the team market segment managers on the value proposition of Copernicus in their domain;
  • Manage Research and Innovation downstream projects in the field of innovative applications and user technology, leveraging them for the final goal of fostering the Copernicus uptake.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential criteria

  1. University degree in Economics/Business/Finance/Information Technology or in Engineering. Another degree can be accepted, if accompanied by a subsequent MBA or relevant specialisation;
  2. Experience in working with one or more of satellite imagery, earth observation, and remote sensing applications and products;
  3. Excellent command of both written and spoken English.

Advantageous criteria

  1. Experience in business development and commercialisation of geospatial technological products/solutions;
  2. Experience in at least one market segment ecosystem and its dynamics in the areas of consumer solutions, transport solutions or professional solutions.

Behavioural competencies

  1. Motivation;
  2. Excellent communication skills;
  3. Creativity, adaptability and proactive attitude;
  4. Excellent organisational and planning skills.

Space Downstream Entrepreneurship Officer

We are looking to recruit a Space Downstream Entrepreneurship Officer who will design and implement actions of a new entrepreneurship initiative targeting EU start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across all space programme components. He/she will also be responsible of implementing the related budget.

The main tasks and responsibilities will include

  • Identify opportunities and barriers to the space data use at start-up level, and develop tools for application developers which could overcome such barriers;
  • Contribute to matchmaking of start-ups and new ventures with large potential customers in the private and public sector, providing first opportunities for the innovations to be deployed in a commercial set up;
  • Analyse the access to finance opportunities for start-ups and design a specific network of financing actors (e.g. network of Venture Capitalists) focused on the EU space downstream applications, leveraging private and public financial instruments, including EU initiatives;
  • Implement an acceleration program targeting the generation of new innovative solutions and business models, and the creation of new start-ups leveraging space data;
  • Implement the future entrepreneurship strategy for EUSPA, defining clear scope and milestones of the start-ups’ support on an annual basis, as well as metrics for monitoring the results;
  • Coordinating hackathons and calls for innovation prizes and other actions related to the ideation phase, building awareness of the EU Space programs among innovators and entrepreneurs;
  • Manage a mentoring program, matchmaking investors with industrial partnerships, including the coordination of private investors, targeting the scale up of SMEs and start-ups.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential criteria

  1. University degree in Economics/Business/Finance/Information Technology or in Engineering. Another degree can be accepted, if accompanied by a subsequent MBA or relevant specialisation;
  2. Experience in working in the start-up ecosystem (e.g. either creating a start-up or engaged in supporting start-ups in their market entry);
  3. Excellent command of both written and spoken English.

Advantageous criteria

  1. Experience in business development/commercialisation of technological products/solutions;
  2. Knowledge (by training or experience) of the start-up development cycle and related methodologies;
  3. Knowledge (by training or experience) of the high-tech industry (e.g. information technology, artificial intelligence, quantum, biotech, new space).

Behavioural competencies

  1. Motivation;
  2. Excellent communication skills;
  3. Creativity, adaptability and proactive attitude;
  4. Excellent organisational and planning skills.

Space Downstream Research and Innovation Officer

We are looking for a Space Downstream Research & Innovation (R&I) Officer who will define and implement actions in the field of applications and user technology development for the downstream of the EU Space Programme covering integrated areas of EGNSS, Copernicus and GovSatCom, building on R&I tools, such as Horizon Europe or internal programmes.

The main tasks and responsibilities will include

  • Understand and structure the R&I space downstream priorities, leveraging all existing market and technology intelligence processes already present in the Agency, as well as analysing in depth all new technology trends, constantly consulting the users, industry and academic research;
  • Act as a users’ coordinator and a bridge with market experts, making R&I a tool for the EU Space Downstream uptake, fostering the synergies and the integrated applications;
  • Propose and implement new R&I tools, evaluating the feasibility, budget implications and impact;
  • Coordinate and operationally perform activities for the preparation of calls, launches, evaluation up to the formal agreement;
  • Coordinate specific projects as well as the project portfolio, using project management methodologies and specific tools from Horizon Europe;
  • Design and measure KPIs for the assessment of intermediate and final results, following the benchmarking of state-of-the-art practices;
  • Coach and support the companies involved in the projects via business development and leverage the market development expertise in the team;
  • Support transversally the other project officers in different areas (e.g. grant agreement preparation, expert reviewers set-up, milestones and payment preparation, etc.);
  • Report internally in the Agency and to external stakeholders on the results and budget implementation, including different audits;
  • Prepare success stories, portfolio presentations, and other high-quality content for dissemination.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential criteria

  1. University degree in Science/Information Technology or in Engineering. Another degree can be accepted, if accompanied by a relevant specialisation;
  2. Experience in working with research and innovation coordination and in definition of R&I priorities;
  3. Experience in project or projects portfolio management;
  4. Excellent command of both written and spoken English.

Advantageous criteria

  1. Hands-on experience in developing innovative technological products/services/solutions for different application domains;
  2. Knowledge and experience of the European R&I context, including the management and reporting tools of programmes such as Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe or similar.

Behavioural competencies

  1. Motivation;
  2. Excellent communication skills;
  3. Creativity, adaptability and proactive attitude;
  4. Excellent organisational and planning skills.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (for all 3 positions)

  1. Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  2. Appropriate professional experience of at least three years after having obtained the required diploma;
  3. Be a national of a Member State of the European Union or Norway;
  4. Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen;
  5. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service;
  6. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  7. Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties;
  8. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

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