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Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialists

Application Open Date: 
18/06/2020 - 10:45
Deadline Date: 
03/07/2020 - 23:59
Location(s): 
Prague, Czech Republic
Agency: 
GSA
Grade: 
FG IV
Type of Contract: 
Contract staff
JOB Description: 
The Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist will work on the new entrepreneurship initiative, focusing on innovation activities making best use of EU space technologies, supporting start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurship, from early stage to scaling up. We are looking for three profiles: •Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist for Start-ups support (profile 1) •Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist for Apps design and development (profile 2) •Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist for New technologies (profile 3) When applying, please clearly indicate for which profile(s) you apply in section 7. Motivation letter. All profiles will have the following non-exhaustive list of tasks and responsibilities: •Understand and monitor the entrepreneurship and start-ups scenario in the EU; •Analyse and update the market trends and the specific role of EU space technologies in highly dynamic application areas with a strong potential for entrepreneurship; •Connect start-ups and new ventures with large potential customers in the private and public sectors, providing the first opportunities for the innovations to be deployed in commercial set up. Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 1 (Start-ups support): •Propose creative measures to seed the innovative solutions resulting from Research & Innovation actions, scaling them up to become new commercial products and/or new companies; •Mentor the start-ups and new ventures to conclude a commercial feasibility of the innovation; •Analyse the access to finance opportunities for start-ups and design specific network of financing actors (e.g. network of Venture Capitalists) focused on the EU space downstream applications, leveraging private and public financial instruments, including EU initiatives. Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 2 (Apps design and development): •Guide the start-ups and entrepreneurs toward the optimal design and architecture of their Apps and solutions; •Mentor the start-ups and new ventures on aspects related to app development, such as graphic design, back-end and front-end development, etc.; •Support the organisation of activities targeting mobile application developers and other entrepreneurs, such as hackathons, prize competitions, start-up support actions etc. Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 3 (New technologies): •Analyse and constantly monitor emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum and connectivity, automation, internet of things, big data, new concepts of mobility, etc.; •Find opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs creating synergies between the EU space data and the above emerging technologies; •Provide inputs to the entrepreneurship initiatives in terms of R&I priorities. Furthermore, the Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist will contribute to other tasks of the Department as deemed necessary and to the overall GSA processes such as quality management and reporting. Application procedure - In order to consider your application valid, you are required to log in and submit application through the GSA e-recruitment portal https://www.gsa.europa.eu/gsa/jobs-opportunities A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here: https://vacancies.gsa.europa.eu/Jobs/VacancyDetails/1442
Reference ID: 
GSA/2020/CA/009
Vacancy Type: 
Public
Job Status: 
Open