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Innovation Manager


Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £39,347 to £42,977 per annum
Closing Date:  Monday 26 February 2024
Reference:  2324551

As an industry-focused institution, the University seeks to be sector-leading in its effective engagement with industry and to strongly support the regional economy.

The Innovation Manager will provide an effective management role with the experience, management and higher level commercial skills to advise, develop and deliver against the University’s Enterprise KPIs, including:

  • Business development activity that maximises commercial opportunities for the university, meets local industry needs and supports student outcomes;
  • Industry-focused courses including apprenticeships;
  • Entrepreneurship development activity for students and alumni
  • Knowledge transfer activity;
  • Innovation development;
  • Develop long term, sustainable business relationships and partnerships with industry and employers in the regions and beyond

The Innovation Manager is an integral role reporting to the Head of Enterprise and Development, which will have responsibility for working with academics across the university to support the development of ideas, commercialisation of research, and provide guidance to enable the creation and sustainability of academic and industry relationships.  The role holder will also support the promotion of university’s expertise and knowledge transfer activities, to businesses, individuals and stakeholders. The role holder will also support the development of new businesses and concepts for the university by providing Intellectual Property and spin-out expertise when required to both students and staff.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.

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Wrexham University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and will ensure applicants will not be discriminated against due to their protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The University will make all efforts to meet your access requirements, please contact our Human Resources Team as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments you may need.  

We welcome applications in Welsh and English. Any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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