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Validé is hiring a business developer, technology transfer

Do you have a commitment to innovation, technology and know the art of moving knowledge from research and into business? We need a new colleague after one of our superheroes in technology transfer wants to use his powers in Desert Control.

We are looking for a new colleague, in a permanent 100% position, who will work with business development and research-based innovation (technology transfer office / TTO).

Send us your application and CV before: May 30th, 2022,

: Validé is now hiring a business developer, technology transfer

We are looking for a colleague who has the knowledge, skills and commitment to innovation and technology. You will assist researchers and entrepreneurs to develop ideas for commercial success in collaboration with business and industry.

Validé is all about innovation. We offer support to those who work with the most innovative concepts from research and from business. Our goal is to create growth and commercial success for new ideas, and solutions to global challenges.

Our expertise is business development, project establishment and capital raising, and we have a unique network supporting these activities. Validé is part of the innovation ecosystem in Rogaland. Our results have global impact whether we work on health innovations that saves lives or renewable energy concepts. Today you find research and solutions that we have worked with, in people's homes, on the bottom of the sea, in space, on every continent.

FILM: Be part of our team and the adventure to change the world

You will be advising entrepreneurs and commercializing research results from one or more of the research environments of the University of Stavanger (UiS), Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), Nofima, NIBIO, HVL and NMBU. You will work as a link between researchers, entrepreneurs and clusters.

We are looking for a committed and self-driven person with minimum master's degree education, preferably PhD level. You must have competence, knowledge, and network within the research environment. It´s important that you also have some years of experience from industry and a good business network. You should have knowledge of IP, development of business plans, interest, and good knowledge of establishing entrepreneurial companies, license negotiations, cooperation with business and fund raising.

The role:

• Searching for and collecting good ideas from different research environments
• Collaborating with various project teams internally and across academia and business
• Securing property rights (IPR)
• Securing funding for R&D and innovation projects
• Opportunity analysis, market assessments and concept development
• Developing and maintaining strong collaboration between industry and commercial partners
• Licensing of technology and assistance for the establishment of start-up companies

Your skills and experience:

• Education at minimum Master´s degree level, preferably PhD level
• Business experience and network
• Good communication skills in both Norwegian and English
• Strong qualities in building relationships and collaboration skills
• Capacity to work in a busy and changing digital environment
• Solution-oriented and positive attitude in meeting researchers, entrepreneurs and start-ups
• Creative and constructive approach to new issues

We offer:

Exciting and varied tasks in a very good working environment. Large regional, national and international network. Salary according to negotiation. Diversity in age, gender, language and international background in our own team of business developers is important to us at Validé.

Read more about Validé at our website:

Questions about the position?
Please contact: Anne Cathrin Østebø, CEO,
or business developer Ole Jørgen Engelsvoll:

A brief application and CV will be sent to by 30th May 2022.