Senior Consultant Industry, Entrepreneurship & Placed Based Innovations

Technopolis Group

Senior Consultant Industry, Entrepreneurship & Placed Based Innovations

Technopolis Group

Brussels, Belgium

Position: Full time/Open-ended

Technopolis Consulting Group Belgium is currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Consultant to join the Industry, entrepreneurship & placed based innovations team and contribute to managing and growing our portfolio of projects and activities.

About Technopolis

Technopolis Group is an independent research and consultancy company, European leader in providing strategic R&I policy advice to public sector institutions at the regional, national, and international levels (such as the European Commission) – as well as to third sector organisations, public-private partnerships and research organisations.

We support the entire policy development and implementation cycle from concepts through policy and strategy development and programme design, management and evaluation as well as the development of governance and institutions. Working at regional, national, and international levels, Technopolis Group works with research and institutions and agencies, SME support structures, international organisations, at the interface of research and innovation and economic and social development. Our broad range of research and consultancy services includes:

  • Policy research & analysis including comparative policy research at multi-regional or country level;
  • Policy development and design at supranational, national and regional level;
  • Design and management of transnational policy learning and monitoring platforms;
  • S&T indicator development and measurement;
  • Evaluation and impact assessment of policies and institutions;
  • Sectoral innovation studies;
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building in transition economies.

From a thematic perspective, in addition to Industry, entrepreneurship & placed based innovations, our key areas of operation are Research and innovation; Green economy; Digital economy; Open Science; Health, and Higher Education; as well as stakeholder engagement and communication.

Our Group has grown steadily over the past 30 years, and we continue to expand internationally, with a staff of over 230 employees and offices in eight European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK), as well as in Africa (Ivory Coast) and in South America (Columbia). In the Brussels office we are about 35 colleagues.

For more information: www.technopolis-group.com

Experience and skills

Applicants suitable for this Senior Consultant position must have a minimum of four years of professional experience and relevant academic background as well as practical knowledge of Industry, entrepreneurship & placed based innovations policies.

Requirements

  • A relevant higher education degree (at least Master’s), e.g. specialising in scientific, engineering, social or economic fields;
  • Substantial knowledge and at least two years of work experience in the field of industrial policy;
  • Knowledge and experience with research and innovation or other relevant policy fields at the core of Technopolis Group’s areas of expertise is a strong asset;
  • Very good organisational and coordination skills with a track record in contributing to manage/coordinate large and/or complex EU-funded projects/tasks/overall processes covering several Member States is essential;
  • Experience in the running of multi-service EU secretariats/platforms supporting local/regional communities in their transition towards climate neutrality is a strong asset;
  • Supporting the delivery of project activities. This involves working within multidisciplinary teams to achieve client satisfaction, timely delivery, strong project financial performance and high quality technical outputs;
  • Experience working with R&I data, databases and indicators and related methodological know-how (i.e. counterfactual analysis, network analysis, etc.) is considered as a strong asset;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential and fluency in other European languages is a plus;
  • Experience contributing to EU business development and/or competitive bid writing in a consultancy environment is a strong asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, ability to work in teams with colleagues and external stakeholders, proactive and problem-solving mindset, ability to manage multiple tasks and to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.

Main tasks

  • Contributing to strengthening Technopolis Group’s capacity to deliver services by (co-) developing policy analysis, research and consulting, including new approaches for our assignments, especially in the field of Industry, entrepreneurship & placed based innovations;
  • Leading projects of small and large scale and of various complexities, working together with a team of consultants, administrative support staff, senior company management and external stakeholders (e.g. studies, impact assesments, technical assistance for transnational policy learning and monitoring platforms);
  • Pro-actively supporting/leading business development, including proposal preparation;
  • Developing and maintaining close client and partner relationships to enhance the visibility of the Group’s work and support the generation of new contracts;
  • Producing and presenting policy reports and study results;
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including data collection and analysis.

What we offer

  • A full time, open-ended position;
  • A competitive salary package;
  • A range of benefits including additional holidays per year, a private hospitalisation insurance, and a pension scheme;
  • A positive and open-minded international, flexible working environment within a team of like-minded professionals in Brussels;
  • Being part of a larger international policy consultancy with ample opportunities for international cooperation;
  • Good opportunities for career progression and specialisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons with a residency and work permit in Belgium.

How to apply

Applications in English should be sent to recruitment_be@technopolis-group.com with mentioning of the reference: SIN0922.

Please include a cover letter and a Europass-style CV.

Application deadline

October 07, 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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