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GRIP Venture Development Manager

Date: 16-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The successful candidate will support
- NUS ILO's Graduate Research Innovation Programme, which aims to promote and support graduate students and researchers-led start-up creations in NUS. 
- Commercialisation of inventions developed by NUS research communities, through developing partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders within and outside NUS. 

Duties & Responsibilities 
- Serve as Venture Development Manager to manage deep tech new venture creation projects. 
- Identity and scout for deep tech projects of high innovation and start-up potential. 
- Be part of NUS Industry Liaison Office (ILO) to support the creation of deep tech based new ventures led by NUS research students and researchers (collectively known as NUS Innovations). 
- Develop technology translation and commercialisation partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders of the Singapore innovation ecosystem. These include NUS faculty and students, government agencies, funding entities, industry technology seekers, accelerators and related new venture creating entities. 


- Minimum 12 years of working experience in the roles of deep technology commercialisation, with at least 5 years of experience in business leadership roles. 
- Experience in developing and operating start-up companies, with a strong track record in scaling up new ventures. Track record of bringing early-stage breakthrough technology to a revenue generation stage would be of added advantage. 
- We're looking for candidates with backgrounds in agri and food innovation, digital transformation, cybersecurity and consumer tech, with [either/all of] the following: - 
   1. Experience in engineering, in the food and agri tech industry. 
   2. Experience in life sciences, in the diagnostics and medical devices industry. 
   3. Experience in computing with AI, Machine Learning and IoT (with ability to code). 
- Experience of working with start-ups, investors, research institutes, researchers or technology innovators is critical. 
- Demonstrate strong skills in project management, communication and presentation. 
- Possess strong leadership and people-skills. Is driven, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful. 
- Strong network with innovation communities locally or overseas will be an added advantage. 
- Must enjoy hands-on work, willing and able to work with researchers participating in the new venture creation project. 

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 presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Industry Liaison Office

Department : Industry Liaison Office