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Business Developer for future deep-tech startup
Aalto University

Date Posted Jun. 14, 2022
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
  • Business - General

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. 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. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.  
Would you like to grow a deep tech startup? Are you excited about creating an international business from research in the field of micro- and nanotechnology and materials?  
Aalto University is now looking for a  
to join a team of research experts of the Research to Business case in the field of PiezoMEMS from the School of Electrical Engineering.  The project presents a fundamental change in the way we realize sensors and actuators through the development of a new PiezoMEMS platform. This technology is not only disruptive to current MEMS sensors & actuators, but it also enables the development of beyond state-of-the-art devices for the fast-evolving and lucrative MEMS market.  
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 part 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 case is currently applying for the funding and the employment is subject to a positive funding decision of Business Finland. The projects typically last 1-2 years. The position can be either full-time or part-time depending on your skills and role. This case is intended to start in January 2023.  
Who are we looking for?   
We are looking for a business minded person with entrepreneurial mindset. You don’t need to be an expert of micro -and nanotechnology, but share the genuine interest to build a commercial business of a superb deep tech startup. We have the technology experts, you bring the business drive.   
What we value?   

Fluency in English    

Experience in business development, commercialization and entrepreneurship   

Experience in the semiconductor industry or some exposure to it helps  

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.  
The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, over 12,000 students and more than 4,000 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections.
Ready to apply?  
Are you still onboard? 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.  
The call is open until the 30th of June 2022, 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, and would be interested also in participating in a potential future deep-tech startup.  
Want to know more?  
For more information, please contact: Commercialization Portfolio Manager Kim Aalto, +358 50 473 1979 /   
More information about Business Finland Research to Business funding:  
More information about Aalto University Innovation services:  

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