Innovation, Impact and Business
This post is available from August 2022 to 30th June 2023 and is part of a project involving the University of Exeter. It is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
This part-time post is based at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Summary of the role
We are searching for a Business Development Manager to work on the Deep Digital Cornwall project. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with outstanding communication skills who can bridge between digital research and innovation, regional SMEs and international opportunities to build the cluster in Cornwall. The successful candidate will research collaborative business models, and travel to international events to report research and make new partnerships.
Deep Digital Cornwall will help Cornwall and IoS SME businesses carry out digital research and development related to the underground environment (mining, geothermal, civil engineering, environmental, surveying, water resources, planning and permitting, heritage, tourism) and its connections to the surface. A large team of academics and specialists from the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines and Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence), South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, Cornish Lithium and Cornwall Resources, will help SMEs tackle digital research challenges to expand their businesses. The aim is to create a world-leading cluster of research-active, highly innovative businesses.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
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With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
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