TUCCR is a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity. Its founding partners are Betaalvereniging Nederland, BetterBe, Cisco, NCSC, NDIX, Northwave, SIDN, SURF, Thales, TNO, and the University of Twente. We have the ambition to expand the network of partners further and for our centre to be one of the top cybersecurity research & innovation centres in the Netherlands. TUCCR is sustained by researchers and professionals from various disciplines including computer science, behavioural and social sciences, quantum physics, electrical engineering and mathematics. We are jointly providing Cybersecurity education for more than 1,000 students in our computer science bachelor and master programs. For more information about TUCCR here.
The Impact Developer is responsible for strengthening the innovation impact of TUCCR and the external profile of TUCCR. The Impact Developer drives the uptake of TUCCR research results by companies and startups and showcases TUCCR by actively engaging with researchers, and helping them to connect with the university's communication department to demonstrate the impact of our research. They manage relationships with our industry and public sector partners, actively seek out and acquire new partners, seek out research and innovation funding and assist researchers in submitting proposals. Next to this, the Impact Developer supports management of TUCCR through the execution and supervision of operational, financial, and administrative tasks. The Impact Developer is part of a team of Impact Developers in other fields and disciplines. They collaborate with the faculty and departmental staff responsible for administration, legal and finance.
- Managing relationships with industry and public sector partners, actively seeking out and acquiring new partners and the organisation of stakeholder meetings and showcase events.
- Identifying research and innovation funding opportunities and supporting our researchers in submitting successful proposals, engaging with partners to ensure adequate co-funding of research proposals.
- Identifying opportunities to transition our research into practice through technology transfer to partners and the establishment of startups.
- Orchestrating and supervising the impact and communication of TUCCR activities, amongst others via dedicated events, the press, the TUCCR website, newsletters, and social media, with the support of the university's communication department.
- Supervising administrative, legal, and financial processes related to TUCCR activities, contracts, and finances in collaboration with the faculty and departmental staff.
- Support the day-to-day management of the TUCCR organisation.
Information and application
Please send your application before March 1, 2024 via the 'Apply now' button, and include:
- A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position.
- A detailed CV (resume).
- In accordance with international law, only applicants holding the nationality of a member state of the EU/EEA or Switzerland could be employed in this support (non-academic) position.
You are welcome to contact prof. dr. ir. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij via email@example.com for more information regarding this vacancy.
About the organisation
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.