Quantum Technologies Business Developer

Full Time
Employment Information

ICFO is a research center located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and currently hosts 400+ people, including researchers, PhD students and staff personnel. Today, in its area of specialization and category, the institute is consistently ranked among the highest-quality research institutions worldwide.

ICFO Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Team is proactive in establishing partnerships with industrial corporations and in fostering spin-off creation. One of our main goals is to act as a leading ally of the optics and photonics industry.

The appointee will work in ICFO’s KTT unit, acting as Innovation Manager in the quantum science and technology sector. The appointee will specifically be giving support to a wide variety of business development and commercialization efforts, within a pan-European Quantum Flagship project in the field of Quantum Communications, coordinated by ICFO. The appointment/position is limited, for the moment, to 3-year contract, based on the duration of the project. Extension will be subject to success in the role and continuation of the project.
We are looking for a proactive and motivated individual, with a professional attitude and strong work ethic. The appointee’s main tasks will be:

– Driving the identification of intellectual property and internal and external commercialization opportunities within the project.

– Monitoring, reporting and promoting the project results.

– Engaging with project stakeholders to secure their on-going commitment.

– Proactively organizing and attending meetings, networking events and activities aimed to strengthening links between ICFO and the projects partners and stakeholders and helping to continuously build a strong quantum ecosystem.

– Perform prospective technological studies and benchmarking of the state of the art of the targeted technological sectors of interest.

– Evaluate the commercial potential of the portfolio of inventions, discoveries and research initiatives in the sector.

– Collaborating in the development of long-term strategy for the portfolio.

– Working as a part of the ICFO KTT team.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the project “Quantum Security Networks Partnership” (QSNP, grant agreement No 101114043).

Apply here: https://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=786