Digital Catapult is seeking a business lead to develop the partnerships, commercial income, project portfolio and funding base across our technology areas. 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 companies working with Advanced Digital Technologies, remove barriers to their growth and develop the funding base to underpin these projects and programmes. This role will establish new pathways to sustainable growth from pioneering uses of digital technologies in Creative and Manufacturing sectors.The post-holder will be able to look beyond short-term trends into future markets and see where the UK can be a leader in next-generation technologies and applications, in particular how different technologies can be brought together to deliver their maximum potential economic impact. We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of digital product development who can help us conceive new concepts and seek new funding opportunities in these areas, particularly commercial and partnership income from clients. The business teams work closely with technologists in the ‘technology layers’ and the sector leads in application verticals to develop these initiatives in a highly collaborative, matrix environment.