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Innovation & Technology Scout (IT/Software) – San Francisco, CA

COMPANY

  • A European Innovation Hub is looking for an Innovation & Technology Scout familiar with the digital scene in the Bay Area and who has established contacts to opinion leaders, decision makers and the startup scene.
  • The Scout is the link between companies and institutions in the region and the new technologies & Software in the Bay Area – supporting the digital transformation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifying innovative developments, business models as well as innovative trends in the Bay Area (main focus on IT and software companies)
  • Analyzing opportunities and risks of such developments, business models and innovative trends while giving special consideration to disruptive innovations.
  • Connecting companies and startups from the Hub with Bay Area companies and startups.
  • Share lessons learned in workshops locally and Europe.
  • Sharing the structure and mindset of innovative companies including skills and tools
  • Organizing company visits/delegation trips in the Bay Area from the hub.
  • Promoting the hub with US companies
  • Network with associations and institutions, in particular with the city of San Francisco
  • Keeping contact with universities/research and educational institutions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate degree in Business Informatics, Engineering Informatics, Business Development/Innovation Management, Business Administration, Communication and Media Studies
  • Professional experience in the respective environment, in particular in innovation management such as lean startup methods and design thinking and agile processes
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, skilled communicator, high degree of initiative and motivation
  • team player with the ability to integrate, cooperate and implement
  • Experienced in working with foreign companies
  • Digital and IT knowledge and experience.
  • Social media affinity
  • German language an advantage (but not required)

For further details please contact rose@yespartners.com.

Posted April 27, 2018