Business Developer for Spatial Audio

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Sep 2023

14 Jul 2023
Job Information

Aalto University
Research Field

Economics » Administrative sciences
Computer science » Other
Computer science » Programming
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

1 Sep 2023 - 20:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Business Developer for Spatial Audio

Aalto University is looking for a BUSINESS DEVELOPER to join a team of experts in a research project in the field of Spatial Audio Hardware and Software.

This Research to Business (R2B) Project is co-funded by Business Finland, with the aim of establishing a startup company commercializing the project results.

We are now looking for a Business Developer to join the R2B project, with a later possibility to join the planned startup as a co-founder, and a key employee.

What You’ll Do

Your primary focus will be on identifying business opportunities, translation of customer needs into product & service features and specifications, developing strategies to establish our market presence, and nurturing relationships with potential clients and partners. You will work closely together with the expert team, feeding into their research activities.

Your key focus areas will include:

  • Market research and analysis to identify market trends, segments, customer needs, and competitive landscape.
  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities within the industry, including potential partnerships and collaborations.
  • Participate in creating commercialization paths for the project, including customer offering & value proposition definition, business model scenario work, marketing strategy and a go-to market plan for the services and products developed in the project.
  • Represent the project at industry events, trade shows, and conferences, including meetings with potential customers and investors.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive activities to identify potential risks and opportunities.

Who Are We Looking For

We are looking for a business minded person with entrepreneurial mindset. You don’t need to be an expert of the specific technology but share the genuine interest and passion of the research team, to create something new and build a commercial business together.

The position is envisioned as a full-time occupation.

We value:

  • Understanding of software & hardware development processes, agile methodologies, and product management.
  • Experience in business development, sales, or product management within the hardware / software industry.
  • Fluency in English, with good verbal communications skills
  • Master's degree (or soon to be completed degree) in computer science, engineering, business, or a related field.
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds
  • Experience within a startup or other technology-driven environment is a plus.

Your Colleagues & Support

You’ll work in tandem with the expert research team, with the support of business advisors and mentors, and Aalto Innovation Services, Aalto Startup Center, and the active Aalto community.

What We Offer

We offer a unique job in an international environment, with the potential creation a new company. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the future success of a technology in the fields of audio, VR/XR, film, television, and more. 

The project is funded by Business Finland, Aalto and Tampere University, and will run until 31.12.2024. You will be employed by Aalto University for the duration of the project, with a subsequent possibility of joining the planned startup as a co-founder, and a key employee.  

Working in Aalto

All our work in Aalto is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration. It’s the people that create Aalto, now and in the future. We want to be an open community where equality and inclusion enable curiosity, innovation, collaboration and wellbeing.

We offer you a meaningful and inspiring environment. We are proud of our purpose to shape a sustainable future. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, over 12,000 students and more than 4,000 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.

How to Apply

Please, provide the following attachments as separate documents along with your application:

  • CV
  • a short letter of intent, motivation letter

APPLY NOW! This call is open until September 1st, 2023. All applications must be submitted through Workday by the informed deadline.

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