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Innovation & Growth Advisor

£40,000 to £45,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Funded by Innovate UK; and working as the of the delivery partner in the West Midlands for the Innovate UK Edge, this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and pro-active individual to support some of the most ambitious, high growth potential innovative SMEs in the West Midlands. The role will focus on making a significant contribution to the competitiveness of ambitious, high-growth businesses in the West Midlands by providing tailored innovation and growth support, to enhance their innovation management capacity, helping them to benefit from national and global opportunities so the supported companies could become tomorrow s global success stories. The Innovation & Growth Advisor will be of exceptional high calibre and capable of being a combination of coach, mentor, critical friend and champion to this exceedingly demanding group of client companies. Responsibilities will include: Identifying innovative businesses with the highest growth potential for commercialisation of their ideas. Use holistic analysis tools to diagnose and assess client needs and provide tailored support to address these needs. Acting as a strategic coach and mentor to clients to support them in developing their own long term innovation strategy. Assisting clients to prioritise issues and identify potential courses of action. Support clients to embed sustainable principles within their business. It is mandatory to have some experience of supporting and advising/coaching SMEs and their senior management team at various stages of the business life cycle coupled with industrial and innovation management experience. You will need to have experience of using innovative/strategic management tools within an SME environment. In addition, have a wide-ranging, senior level experience in commercialising innovation, together with business acumen and a desire to share your experience with high growth companies. Individuals with a background in supporting/working within the Engineering/Aerospace or Medical technology industries is preferred but not essential
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  • Job Reference: 704627215-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
    Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Contract