Business Developer (Graphical UI Design)

Updated: about 1 month ago

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Would you like to create international business from research and be part of deep tech startup?

Aalto University is now looking for a 


to join a team of research experts with pool of mentors for the case at School of Electrical Engineering: Graphical UI Design. This initiative is a proposed start-up triggered via the User Interfaces research group of Aalto University. There is also an affiliation with Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). The planned start-up will be working with AI methods for computational design of Graphical User interfaces.

Your goals

You will actively identify partners for the project and negotiate with them. You also prepare commercialization paths to meet the potential clients demand. Important task is to make go-to market plan for the services and products of the project and map out different commercialization options e.g. start-up establishment. 

What we offer

We offer meaningful job where you can create business from research in international environment. You will get the support of the research team, mentors, Aalto Innovation Services, Aalto Startup Center, and the active Aalto community. After the project, there is a possibility for you to become part of the new deep tech startup as a CEO or Business Director. 

We value 

  • Fluency in English and Finnish language
  • Experience in business development, commercialization and entrepreneurship
  • Experience in the case industry or some exposure to it helps
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent teamwork, negotiation and communications skills 

Ready to apply? 

You are employed by Aalto University for the duration of the project. The project is currently applying for the funding and the employment is subject to a positive funding decision of Business Finland. The projects typically last 1–2 years. The position can be either full-time or part-time depending on your skills and role. You will support the team in application phase (Feb-March 2021), and the project is intended to start in June 2021.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world , Aalto People  , and Shaping a Sustainable Future .

Please apply online through "Apply for this job" link and include CV, application letter with salary request and references. 

The call is open until 31st of January 2021, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Note that we are not looking consultancy type of arrangements, rather a team member who is employed by Aalto, and would be interested also in participating in potential future spin-out. 

For more information

For more information, please contact Innovation Advisor Juha Siivola, tel. +358 50 477 7939, .

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