The Great Exhibition of the North took place across the summer of 2018. As part of the programme NewcastleGateshead Initiative developed a project to support business engagement and development in the smart specialisation areas. The aim of the GX Project is to reflect the strength of innovation taking place across the region as well as highlighting its key innovation infrastructure. In 2018 it delivered the three-day Northern Powerhouse Business Summit as well as programme of workshops and networking events across the North East Local Economic Partnership.
Starting Salary: Up to £45k per annum, depending on experience
Terms: Full-time, fixed-term contract until October 2019
We wish to appoint an Innovation Manager to work with the GX team based at NGI alongside delivery partner Innovate NE to develop and deliver the outstanding aspects of this project. The post holder will ensure the GX Project highlights NELEP innovation strengths through the brokerage of collaboration between SMEs and research centres and provide multi-faceted support (e.g. grants, challenges and business support) to NELEP SMEs to increase their innovation capacity.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 12 November
Interview date: Monday 19 November
For further information about Great Exhibition of the North, please visit: https://getnorth2018.com/business/gx-project/
If you have any queries, please contact Anne Howes on 0191 440 5722.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org