Engagement Manager

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Jun 04, 2018
Closes
Jun 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
The University of Leeds has a strong background in commercialisation and an unrelenting focus on collaboration, they have a proven track record of helping the business sector in catalysing growth and productivity. Their new innovation centre, Nexus, launching in late 2018, will build on this success and provide businesses with a new way of working with the University. It provides easy access to their world-leading academic research experts and facilities with particular focus on the health, data, environment and engineering sectors.

Nexus will bring together a vibrant community of innovators, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team who work proactively with businesses to identify and create effective research partnerships that deliver commercial impact.

Alongside purpose-built office, lab and collaboration space for start-ups, SMEs and corporate teams, Nexus offers a year-round programme ofevents, seminars and workshops designed to provide expert advice, knowledgetransfer and networking opportunities.

They are committed to ensuring the Leeds City Region continues to be an outstanding location for businesses to start-up and grow by offering seamless access to their ground-breaking research expertise. Through this, Nexus will help industry deliver economic and societal impact; both regionally and globally.

Regardless of the size of organisation, Nexus can help organisations to innovate and grow faster.

 

Purpose

To provide initial engagement and assessment of new businesses opportunities. This will involve probing investigation in support of each organisations’ needs and the potential support that can be provided by University resource. Following on from this you will be required to provide oversight of ‘early stage’ activity with the business encompassing small consultancy work and use of University equipment to the point at which a relationship is developed. In addition, you will introduce new businesses to the appropriate area within the R&I; Service organisation providing oversight on the engagement between University resources and new business enquiries.

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