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INNOVATION CONSULTANT - INNOVATION CENTRE DENMARK TEL AVIV

To deliver on our pipeline, to keep growing, and to drive value for our partners in Denmark and Israel we are looking to add an ambitious, dynamic team player to our Tel Aviv based Innovation Centre.

You will be working in at the Innovation Centre Denmark, located at the Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv. We are currently a team of five staff fully dedicated to innovation projects.

Job description

This is a new position and the exact job description will be tailored to the skills, ambitions, personality and professional network of the selected candidate. The right candidate is expected to:

  • Organize missions for Danish companies and public institutions who wish to engage with the Israeli innovation eco-system.
  • Build strong networks between Innovation Centre Denmark and Israeli partners (start-ups, SMEs, multinationals, VC funds, and incubators/accelerators).
  • Design and implement projects that allow Danish companies, hospitals, and universities to access and partner with leading innovators in Israel.
  • Support senior staff sales of new projects to clients in Denmark, and partners in Israel.
  • Draft project proposals to partners and foundations.
  • Provide support to the Director and colleagues at the Innovation Centre Denmark.
  • Draft and disseminate information about innovation, Israel, Denmark, and the art of linking economic eco-systems.

Skills

Although formally part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Innovation Centre Denmark is set-up, financed and managed more like a start-up. Hence, the right person for the job will have a university degree and will possess a combination (of most) of the following skills:

  • Analytical capacity: Ability to analyse the innovative depth of partner organisations, and the innovative edge of their products/services. Ability to interpret the governance and decision making dynamics of partner organisations.
  • Ability to devise and implement solutions: Advice partners on solutions that will help them improve their value creation through uptake of innovation. Moreover, assist partners in implementing the novel solutions.
  • Sales excellence: Proved ability to devise solutions to partners.
  • Proven capacity to build long term and trusted relationships with partners (Israeli as well as foreign): The Innovation Centre as a one-stop-shop for excellence in innovation.
  • Solid drafting skills: You will be drafting proposals, reports, Power Point presentations, articles and web content in English.
  • Proficiency in English and Hebrew.

Personality

  • Extrovert and proactive
  • Team player - and ability to make the whole team shine
  • Ambitious with regard to own performance and team performance
  • Not afraid to test new solutions, make mistakes and learn from them
  • Gets energized by working with others, and directly engaging with clients

Terms of employment

  • Full time (One-year contract, with a possibility for extension)
  • Fixed monthly salary according to education and skill level
  • Business travel in Israel (20%) and Denmark (5-10%) required.
  • Access to professional development training as provided by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Working language at the office: English

About Innovation Centre Denmark

Denmark is among the most open, innovative and productive economies in the world. In order to ensure the future prosperity of Denmark, the Danish Government has established Innovation Centres in Silicon Valley, Boston (to open in 2019) Shanghai, Seoul, Munich, Sao Paolo, and New Delhi - and since 2016 - in Tel Aviv. The aim is to strengthen commercial and research links between Danish and Israeli startups, SME’s, corporates, universities and thought leaders in the innovation space.

The Tel Aviv team is currently comprised of an Executive Director, two innovation consultants, an accountant, and a research assistant.

Our 2018 pipeline includes the following projects:

  • Establishing a Danish-Israeli FoodTech Hub
  • Implementing a SCALE-IT programme for ambitious Danish and Israeli start-ups
  • Building an grand-innovation alliance between Denmark and Israel in the life sciences
  • Facilitating academic roundtables between leading researchers
  • Helping transfer best practice in student entrepreneurship from Israel to Denmark
  • Design and implement a pilot project on innovation in healthcare with leading hospitals in Denmark and Israel
  • Supporting developing a bridge between FinTech communities in Tel Aviv and Copenhagen

Learn more:

Application procedure:

Submit a CV and a one-page cover letter clearly stating your motivation for applying to this position, and how you can support us in growing our innovation portfolio.

The application deadline is May 20th.

We will conduct interviews the week of May 21st-24th. The expected start date for the selected candidate (pending security clearance) will be August 1st.

Contact person: Tue David Bak, Executive Director.

  • Mail: tuebak@um.dk
  • Phone: +972 (0)54 8084 052