Digital Catapult

Commercial Product Lead - AI & Machine Learning

Your job is to act as business lead for Digital Catapult’s ‘Intelligent’ technology layer: support and further develop the partnerships, commercial relationships, project portfolio and funding base around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This is a diverse and influential role, collaborating with startups, corporates, universities, government agencies and other stakeholders working to develop projects and platforms to help grow the market for AI/ML companies or remove barriers to their growth, while developing commercial income streams in this area for the Digital Catapult.

what you’ll do
  • Look beyond short-term trends into future markets and see where the UK can be a leader in next-generation technologies and applications relating to machine learning and AI. Put in place projects and programmes to harness the growth from these trends.
  • Develop partnerships and deliver new funding opportunities in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Work closely with technologists and market sector leads to develop projects and initiatives in a highly collaborative, matrix environment.
  • Develop, test and launch business and funding models for new project ideas to create significant impact.
  • Evangelise Digital Catapult’s mission and key opinions within your area to a wide audience and into business communities.
what we’re looking for
  • Strong understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. Deep technical knowledge is not required but an appreciation of the technology, and a thorough understanding of the business and economic models underpinning AI is.
  • Experience in conceiving and managing complex initiatives in a technology and innovation environment.
  • Strong business development and commercial experience, including market analysis skills, experience in developing business cases for market intervention programmes, and excellent negotiation skills.
  • Experience of developing and participating in collaborative R&D projects with a commercial element to them.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.