MaynoothWorks Manager (Business Incubation Centre) - Commercialisation Office
The Commercialisation Office at Maynooth University was established in 2005 to develop knowledge transfer, industry links and enterprise partnership activity, under the remit of the Vice President of Research and Innovation. The Commercialisation Office has responsibility for protection and exploitation of Maynooth University developed intellectual property and for developing links with industry to promote collaboration and technology transfer. The Commercialisation Office runs programmes in commercialisation and innovation to promote development and partnership.
The Commercialisation Office was funded under Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiatives (TTSI) phase 1 from 2007-2012, phase 2 from 2012-2016, and phase 3 continuing now from 2017-2021, during which the Office leads a TT consortium to support several Institutes of Technology.
The Commercialisation Office is now recruiting a Business Incubation Centre Manager to run the MaynoothWorks, which will be a focus for activity in incubation and development of Maynooth University spinout companies, Maynooth University student start-up companies and spin-in companies partnering with Maynooth University expertise.
Applications are invited for the post of MaynoothWorks Manager, the Maynooth University business incubation centre. The MaynoothWorks Manager will be responsible for running all client focussed development programmes and for the operational management of MaynoothWorks. We seek a dynamic and motivated individual with skills and experience in management and in developing and leading incubation programmes and who will report to the Director of Commercialisation at Maynooth University.
Applicants will have a graduate qualification, preferably in business, management or a scientific discipline together with demonstrated business qualifications and / or experience. The role will involve hands-on support of early stage companies as well as operational and budget management of MaynoothWorks. The manager will support in new company formation and development, in mentoring particularly to technology-based companies and in start-up company funding. The role will also require event organisation, sales and marketing of MaynoothWorks and integration of MaynoothWorks with both the Commercialisation Office activity and other Maynooth University entrepreneurial and innovation programmes, across all levels and faculties. The role will also involve the management of MaynoothWorks partnership activity.