Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Feb 14, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 24, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Digital Innovation Management

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 03 March 2020

Fixed Term (3 months)

The post is available either full-time for a three-month period starting in April 2020 or part-time (in negotiation) finishing in June 2020.

Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation to join the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway University of London as part of the multi-disciplinary Hyphen project. Hyphen is an 18-month project based around the development of innovative production tools for hyper-reality and an associated demonstrator of the creative potential arising. The project is funded by Innovate UK and brings Royal Holloway together with Figment Productions (the project lead) and the Royal Opera House. Hyphen is part of a wider stream of research helping the creative industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling – producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies (e.g., augmented, virtual and mixed reality), focusing particularly on immersive experiences.

The focus of the role is to examine how the strategies, structures and processes of the industry partners can be developed to maximise innovation related to next-generation storytelling processes, products and/or services. The post holder will work with the industry partners to develop innovative (digital) business models and value propositions – helping assesses the potential innovations developed in the context of their potential markets of use. Either qualified to Doctoral level and/or having significant industry experience in the area, the post holder will have a strong understanding of the state-of-the-art and appropriate research methods/frameworks alongside strong analytical skills. Experience of supporting project delivery and working in a structured project framework/environment would be an advantage as would practical experience of working with/within the creative industries. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both academic, industrial and Governmental partners are essential.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is available either full-time for a three-month period starting in April 2020, or part-time (in negotiation) finishing in June 2020. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will spend significant time working face-to-face with industry partners and people/organisations from markets that business models might identify as appropriate.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mark Lycett at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0220-061
Closing Date: Midnight, Thursday 24 February 2020. 

Interviews: Interviews will take place on Tuesday 3 March 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to the interview panel that explains their understanding of business model (and value proposition) innovation in the context of emerging creative technologies and the challenges faced. 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.