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Associate Director/Senior Associate Director (Business Development & Industry Liaison)

Date: 02-Dec-2022


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The newly established Institute for Functional Materials (I-FIM) is seeking to fill the position of Business Development Director to lead the business development and enterprise fundraising for industry-related projects for the Business Office at I-FIM. The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Identify and connect possible inventors with I-FIM start-ups
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications and announcements in the area of artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to materials science
  • Understand market trends and innovations relating to the industry applications, identify potential industry partners, and build business development plans and strategies for business collaborations by actively contacting potential partners and discovering and exploring opportunities
  • Screen potential business cooperation by anaylsing market strategies, requirements, potential, evaluating options and resolve internal priorities
  • Network and build good relationship with industry partners and possible investors. Communicate scientific and technological developments at I-FIM to potential collaborators and investors.
  • Compile, monitor and track project timelines, industry related KPIs, contact lists and databases
  • Work closely with technical personnel at the Business Office at I-FIM
  • Prepare accurate progress reports


  • Minimum BSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering and related fields
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Industrial experience (manager) in a role of product development and management
  • Industrial experience in innovation
  • Corporate experience in company spin-offs and start-ups

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials

Department : Administration & Corporate Services

Job requisition ID : 17516