The Innovation Partner will lead innovation practice projects and activities, manage our key relationships and will seek opportunities to deepen our impact, grow our reputation and expand our reach. This may be in a given technology focus area, a key market or with a specific customer. The diversity of Digital Catapult’s work across industries, technologies, and organisations is reflected in the role, as it presents the opportunity to lead on a variety of projects such as acceleration programmes for technology startups, challenge-led corporate collaborations, and new or improved businesses product offerings. The Innovation Partner’s core focus is to lead on the design and delivery of our innovation activities, ensuring that they meet the needs of our customers and the ambitions of Digital Catapult, and ultimately deliver impact to the UK market. This role requires an experienced innovation delivery professional, able to shape and design new and bespoke propositions, a keen influencer able to negotiate complex needs of internal and external stakeholders, and an enthusiastic leader able to inspire the people they work with to do their best. A connection to the communities we aim to serve is essential to ensure we design and deliver activities that are impactful for businesses, industries and the UK. A keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges of advanced digital technologies like IoT, 5G, AI, Immersive and DLT is required.