Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 80-100%


Offered by:

Basel Area Business & Innovation

Management / Consulting

As lead of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) team you are responsible for Basel Area Business & Innovation’s activities for innovation and startup promotion in the Basel area.

Your responsibilities

  • Represent the I&E team in the management board
  • Develop the I&E strategy of Basel Area Business & Innovation and define the organization’s target sectors/technologies together with the management board
  • Implement the I&E strategy and activities (interactive events, innovation activation projects, acceleration programs) to support innovation networks, innovation projects and the creation of startups
  • Manage the I&E team, ensuring processes and guidelines and monitoring compliance
  • Responsible for the management of the I&E budget and deployment of resources
  • Raise external funding for the activities of the I&E department
  • Ensure relevant KPI collection and reporting
  • Expand and maintain relationships with multipliers and key industries at regional and national level
  • Represent the organization in national economic development committees (SECO NRP)
  • Contribute to the further development of Basel Area Business & Innovation

 Your profile

  • University or technical college degree, preferably in business administration, engineering and/or natural sciences
  • More than 10 years of professional experience in an environment related to innovation, business development or R&D
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Very strong customer and service orientation, entrepreneurial spirit, problem solving competencies, independent workstyle
  • Fluent in English as well as in German and/or French

Our offer

You will work in an international work environment with an experienced and collaborative team. English is our main working language but you will also work with French and German speaking stakeholders. Our flexible work setting gives you the option to work at our modern offices in the Basel Area as well as remotely.