Please submit your application by 18 / 05 / 2021 11 : 59 (Prague time)
The only means of submitting an application for this vacancy is through the GSA e-recruitment portal https : / / www.gsa.
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ABOUT THE JOB :
The Agency is looking to recruit a Space Downstream Entrepreneurship Officer who will design and implement actions of a new entrepreneurship initiative targeting EU start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across all space programme components.
He / she will also be responsible of implementing the related budget.
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TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
The main tasks and responsibilities will include :
Identify opportunities and barriers to the space data use at start-up level, and develop tools for application developers which could overcome such barriers;
Contribute to matchmaking of start-ups and new ventures with large potential customers in the private and public sector, providing first opportunities for the innovations to be deployed in a commercial set up;
Analyse the access to finance opportunities for start-ups and design a specific network of financing actors (e.g. network of Venture Capitalists) focused on the EU space downstream applications, leveraging private and public financial instruments, including EU initiatives;
Implement an acceleration program targeting the generation of new innovative solutions and business models, and the creation of new start-ups leveraging space data;
Implement the future entrepreneurship strategy for EUSPA, defining clear scope and milestones of the start-ups’ support on an annual basis, as well as metrics for monitoring the results;
Coordinating hackathons and calls for innovation prizes and other actions related to the ideation phase, building awareness of the EU Space programs among innovators and entrepreneurs;
Manage a mentoring program, matchmaking investors with industrial partnerships, including the coordination of private investors, targeting the scale up of SMEs and start-ups.
Furthermore, the Space Downstream Entrepreneurship Officer will contribute to other tasks of the Department as deemed necessary and to the overall Agency processes such as quality management and reporting.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application :
Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma
Appropriate professional experience of at least three years after having obtained the required diploma
Be a national of a Member State of the European Union or Norway
Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his / her duties
Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
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