We are hiring – looking for a PrintoCent Co-creation Manager

Form of employment: Full time, Regular

Locations: Oulu, Finland

Job area: Sensing and integration

Application period: Thursday, May 02, 2019 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

The official application website: https://jobs.vtt.fi/vacancies/6103 

About us

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together. www.vttresearch.com

PrintoCent was established 10 years ago for commercialization and industrialization of Printed Intelligence by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, and Business Oulu. Today, the key elements are the Pilot Factory, Industry Cluster, new business and start-up activation supported by world-class research. Currently, Printed Intelligence employs more than 450 experts both in industry and research and the companies have a strong desire to grow in the Oulu region. PrintoCent has a very wide global reach with its international member companies and research partners. The overall programme is coordinated by VTT.

PrintoCent 2019-2021 programme has clear goal to establish in Oulu a strong Printed Intelligence Development and Manufacturing Hub, which has satellite partners widely around Europe. This enables the introduction of printed intelligence components, systems and products to wide range of application areas such as automotive, health and wellness, lighting and energy harvesting – actually, the opportunities are endless. Integration in structures like glass, plastics, laminates and textiles, rapid disposable diagnostics, smart flexible lighting elements, IoT with sensors and energy harvesting are also clearly driving the new business opportunities.

Do you want to join us in the Printed Intelligence growth story?

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for an active and innovative Co-creation Manager in the field of Printed Intelligence to work for the PrintoCent community.

PrintoCent Innovation stream hosts InnoFest, Printo$ampo and PRINSE activities plus regular PrintoCent Industry Cluster meetings and drives PrintoCent marketing actions to network with companies, research organizations and other stakeholders. As our co-creation manager, you have sensitivity to identify the raising needs of end users, new interesting innovations and business opportunities.

We expect you to continuously identify, build and develop new networking opportunities and partnerships, which support the strategy of the PrintoCent. You relentlessly screen joint project and commercialization opportunities and initiate new consortiums, respectively.

We expect you to have

This position requires understanding of innovation ecosystems and business logics of the industry. You know the key actors and are able to form a joint strategic target setting which combines the partners’ targets under an ambitious vision. You are aware of trends, major national and international activities, and can create practical roadmaps with complementary synergies.
More specific we expect you to have
• Experience from relevant industry and research organizations, national and international innovation system and funding entities
• Wide – preferably global – networks
• Business development and sales experience
• Willingness to travel
• Excellent communication, presentation and networking skills
• University degree at Master´s or PhD level in relevant field
• Fluent command of Finnish and English

As a person you are

• Vision driven and energetic with intrinsic “Can do” – attitude
• Open-minded networker, and able to work under pressure
• Creating positive drive and getting people excited
• Eager to innovate and learn new things,
• Well-organised with excellent collaboration skills

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.

We offer

Interesting opportunity to be in a key role within PrintoCent activities and have insight in VTT Printed Intelligence global level research. You will be affecting deeply in PrintoCent 2022-2024 programme and its implementation. You will be in central position in relations to our PrintoCent Members and customers both in national and international level. VTT’s PrintoCent Co-Creation Manager position is definitely a great chance to take the next step in your career.

For further information

Please contact
Ilkka Kaisto, Director, PrintoCent, ilkka.kaisto@vtt.fi, +358401494006
Jussi Paakkari, Vice President, Sensing and integration, jussi.paakkari@vtt.fi, +358405485286
Funding from

Printocent | VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland

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