Impact Development Manager Digital Transformations
Are you passionate about developing research into real-life solutions? Do you enjoy developing innovative ways of collaboration between researchers and the public or private sector in order to develop a value for our society? The Strategic Business Development (SBD) team at the University of Twente can offer you that opportunity.
To further develop our UT proposition in the field of Digital Society, we are looking for an impact developer. At present, we concentrate, in particular, on the following major topics: Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, notably their applications in society and technology, data-driven solutions for industry and digital security and its relation to societal safety.
In general, we operate in the grey area between digitalization (developing and applying, often advanced, digital technologies) and digital transformations (where those technologies change processes and ways of working). It is in this gray area where impact is often most profound.
In this position, you are working in the Impact Development team of Strategic Business Development and will collaborate closely with the lead researchers of Digital Society Institute, being staff from different UT faculties.
Your main activity is to identify the key stakeholders inside and outside UT, to connect these and to further develop the DSI portfolio of collaborative and lasting programs.
Information and application
For more information please contact J. (Janneke) Hoedemaekers, Business Director Research and Innovation Partnerships (firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 53 489 2024).
A reference check or an assessment can be part of the procedure.
About the department
The SBD team develops partnerships between the university and its stakeholders with the objective of growing the university’s impact. For our impact development activities, we are seeking partnership developers, stakeholder manager, and business developers to strengthen our growing team.
Can you add a new perspective to our team? We are excited to meet you!
About the organization
The Strategic Business Development (SBD) team works to increase the economic and social impact of the University of Twente by connecting the university’s outstanding research capabilities with the market and wider society, both in the Netherlands and beyond, in ways that are effective and distinctive.
SBD contributes specifically to the university’s broad knowledge transfer objectives by both increasing and expanding its strategic and sustainable partnerships with companies, funds, Top Consortiums for Knowledge and Innovation (TKIs), non-profit organisations such as hospitals, and government bodies at regional, national and international level.
SBD operates proactively, creating and responding to opportunities as they arise in order to generate impact and achieve the ambitions expressed in ‘Shaping 2030’. SBD acts in response to society’s demands and supports scientists in the initial phase of their collaborations.
SBD also provides expertise to the university’s organisation and its stakeholders with a view to shaping collaboration, ensuring that promising initiatives find their way within relevant faculties and/or research groups.
SBD creates new opportunities for the University of Twente, connecting external parties with the right scientific domains and positioning the Chief Development Officer as a leading ambassador for the organisation.
SBD believes in the power of collaboration both within and beyond the university. SBD’s role is one of facilitation, while providing direction and coordination wherever necessary, all in close collaboration with research institutes, faculties, research centres, Novel-T, HTT, and other parties.
In terms of organisational structure, SBD consists of a Chief Development Officer, Managing Director, Grants Office, Project Management Office, Impact Development Office and a secretariat. The team sources internal or external expertise as necessary. The Chief Development Officer works on a creative and cooperative footing with the directors and managing directors of the faculties, Novel-T and HTT. All of the groups and individuals involved engage in close and structured collaboration in multidisciplinary teams.