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Business developer for future deep-tech startup
Aalto University

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2023
Title Business developer for future deep-tech startup
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Entrepreneurship
    Business - General
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We are an international community of bold thinkers who shape a sustainable future with education, research breakthroughs and innovative ideas and solutions.  

Would you like to grow a deep-tech startup? Are you excited about creating an international business from research in the field of omnidirectional wireless charging system?

Aalto University is now looking for a
to join a team of research experts of the Research to Business project Aalto-R2B-Omnidirectional Wireless Charging (OWL). The OWL project focuses on developing a disruptive wireless charging technology that is capable of charging consumer devices placed at any position or orientation within the charging area. Traditional wireless charging technologies require precise alignment between the charging pad and the device or a specific holder. Therefore, the wireless charging simply replaces the charging cable with a contactless one-to-one link which does not provide the true freedom of charging. We have introduced a radically new wireless charging technology to achieve simple, robust, and efficient charging with fully free positioning capabilities. The OWL project will focus on advancing the technology readiness level of our solution through technical and comprehensive market research, preparing the technology for commercialization.

What you’ll do 
You’ll actively identify partners for the project and negotiate with them. You also prepare commercialization paths to meet the potential clients’ demands. An important task is to make a go-to-market plan for the services and products of the project and map out different commercialization options e.g. start-up establishment. 

What we offer 
We offer a meaningful job where you can create a business from research in an international environment. You’ll get the support of the research team, mentors, Aalto Innovation Services, Aalto Startup Center, and the active Aalto community. After the project, there is a possibility that you could become co-founder of the new deep tech startup as a CEO or Business Director. 

You will be employed by Aalto University for the duration of the project. The project has already received funding from Business Finland for a duration of 18 months, starting earliest January 2024. The position can be either full-time or part-time depending on your skills and role.

Who are we looking for?  
We are looking for a business-minded person with an entrepreneurial mindset. You don’t need to be an expert in the wireless power transfer technology, but you are expected to have knowledge of hardware business or product commercialization and share a genuine interest in building a commercial business of a superb deep-tech startup. We have the technology experts and you bring the business drive and experience.  
What we value?
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Experience and proven track record in business development, commercialization, and entrepreneurship
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent teamwork, negotiation, and communications skills

Working in Aalto 
All our work in Aalto is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration. It’s the people that create Aalto, now and in the future. We want to be an open community where equality and inclusion enable curiosity, innovation, collaboration, and wellbeing. We offer you a meaningful and inspiring environment. We are proud of our purpose to shape a sustainable future. We spark the game changers of tomorrow and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our community is made up of more than 12,000 students, 400 professors and over 4,000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness.

Ready to apply? 
Are you still on board? If you’d like to grow this amazing deep-tech startup, send us your CV and motivation letter with a salary request and references through our recruitment system by using the "Apply now!" link below.

The call is open until 15 December 2023, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Please note that we are not looking for consultancy type of arrangements, but rather a team member who will be employed by Aalto University and would be interested also in participating in a potential future deep-tech startup as a Business Director or CEO. 

Want to know more? 
For more information, please contact Innovation Advisor Pekka Kettunen, or by phone +358 50 594 7050 (11:00-12:00 on 4.12. or 11.12.)

More information about Business Finland Research to Business funding: 

More information about Aalto University Innovation services: 

From ideas to impact - Aalto University Innovation ecosystem

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