Business Developer (Imaging technology)

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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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. School’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.

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

We are now looking for a

BUSINESS DEVELOPER (Imaging technology)

to join a team of research experts with pool of mentors for the case at School of Electrical Engineering.

Our novel imaging technology from Aalto university opens road to new applications. We combine THz waves with neural-networks and create totally new technology for imaging and screening. The technology has been demonstrated to produce high-resolution imagery while being significantly simpler compared to the existing commercial products.

Your goals
You will actively identify potential customers/partners for the project and negotiate with them. You also prepare commercialization paths to meet the potential client’s 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 that you could 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 will be 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 1,5–2 years. The position can be either full-time or part-time depending on your skills and role. The project is planned to start in January 2022.

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 now!" link and include your CV and application letter with salary request and references. The call is open until June 20, 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.

More information
For more information, please contact Innovation Advisor Pekka Kettunen: +358 50 594 7050, pekka.kettunen@aalto.fi

More information about Business Finland Research to Business funding:
https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/funding/cooperation-between-companies-and-research-organizations/research-to-business/

For more information about Aalto University innovation projects
https://innovation.aalto.fi

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