Head of Commercialisation and Innovation
Greenwich Research and Enterprise (GRE) is the University’s central office responsible for developing a proactive, supportive research culture and establishing links with industry and enterprise. GRE works across the following service areas: research development services, enterprise development services, commercial and IP services, and research and enterprise training.
The Head of Commercialisation and Innovation is a senior role in GRE and the university. The role-holder will have institution-wide responsibility for developing, leading and managing innovative routes to engagement with- and commercialisation of- our activity across the university that interfaces with industry; developing approaches that will lead to further growth of the university’s apprenticeship, research and enterprise activity; increase the scale and impact of those collaborations with business; and forge beneficial, long-term relationships between the university, key business contacts and funders, both in the UK and internationally.
The role holder will work closely and flexibly with both faculty and central teams to drive the integration of joined-up enterprise development services across the university, to deliver high quality services for academic staff and external clients alike ensuring the creation, capture and reporting of research impact.
The role holder will also work closely with, and take responsibility for, ensuring the University embraces the apprenticeship agenda, managing the contractual aspects with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
The role will involve leadership and management of a network of faculty-based Enterprise Development Managers and other enterprise and academic staff, and close working with GRE teams involved in providing apprenticeships, innovation and technology support to SMEs in the London and SE England region, to enhance delivery of these projects and boost contacts between SMEs and university staff and students.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.