Digital Catapult

Innovation Manager

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Digital Catapult is looking for an Innovation Manager to join the team in delivering best in class innovation activities with our commercial and collaborative research partners across all of our technology and industry areas. We focus on driving adoption of advanced digital technologies. Your role will include: ● Delivering best in class innovation services ● Planning, delivering and tracking our innovation activities to drive success stories and deliver business value to all parties involved ● Managing client relationships to drive impactful innovation partnerships ● Managing project teams consisting of clients, startup companies, researchers and various functions within Digital Catapult to deliver high quality and engaging projects and activities ● Designing, managing and facilitating activities, from half day workshops to iterative development sprints, to ensure effective and efficient engagements

what you’ll do
  • Deliver best in class innovation services across tech areas and markets
  • Plan, design and deliver impact driven and engaging innovation activities
  • Advise on innovation methodologies and develop briefs with the client
  • Collaborate with wider project teams across the Catapult, including partnerships managers, technical experts, events and marketing to deliver impactful engagements
  • Manage one direct report to ensure high quality delivery and professional growth
what we’re looking for
  • Experience in client facing open innovation and a good understanding of and a passion for Digital Catapult’s technology and market focus areas
  • Experience in delivering innovation services, good understanding of innovation methodologies and delivery mechanisms, including an understanding of design thinking, events and project management best practice
  • Professional, confident and clear communicator with a client-focused mindset and the ability to translate complex challenges and cutting-edge technologies into tangible innovation projects
  • Delivery focused personality with a passion for technology and innovation
  • great team worker and strongly self motivated
  • Ability to motivate and to provide clear and productive guidance and feedback