The Staffordshire and Black Country Business Innovation Centre (the BIC) is a public/private sector partnership helping individuals and businesses realise the commercial potential of innovative or technology based ideas. The BIC is part of a European Network of over 150 similar organisations.
The BIC is seeking to appoint an individual to provide advice and support to BIC clients with regards to innovation and new product development.
The successful applicant will have proven business management support experience and hold a business support recognised qualification (e.g SFEDI)
Research and Development Business Advisor
This is a Part time post – fixed term to 31.12.2018 Part funded by ERDF
The closing date for applications is 6 May 2016.
Interviews will be held w/c 16 May 2016
Duties and Responsibilities
- To identify and develop a partnership between the BIC, SMEs and research organisations. Providing expertise, advice and assistance to businesses for collaboration with the research and development organisations.
- To contribute to the development and delivery of the SBIIS3 project and assist SMEs to access the SBIIS3 grant for new product/service development.
- To visit SMEs to investigate their needs with regard to innovation and technology, and to give advice and support on subsequent actions.
- To exercise a sound working knowledge and expertise in accessing the available forms of grants, loans, and venture capital funds to support innovation and new product development.
- To liaise closely with advisors from other business support agencies.
- Maintain information on the BIC systems and build up good working relationships with BIC staff
- To ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are complied within areas under control.
- Carry out any other work as is deemed reasonable and necessary, or as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Application Form Return
Studio 10 Sutherland Institute
Lightwood Road, Longton
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Any Questions please call Sally Thompson (HR Manager) – 01782 333798