Head of Innovation

Ref, 59-2022

Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) is seeking an Innovation Manager to lead the innovation activities within the Business Development and Innovation Area. The candidate will promote and manage the innovation activities at VHIO and provide support to VHIO’s research groups in the development of research valorisation activities.

Key roles/responsibilities:

Design, coordinate and monitor VHIO’s innovation action plan and objectives of the unit, in collaboration with the Business Development and Innovation Director.

Plan, coordinate and monitoring of all training activities related to the Innovation Area.

Provide coaching and support in innovation related topics to VHIO’s research groups.

Actively promote the innovation culture and entrepreneurship environment.

Drive collaborations with external R&D partners from academia, biotech, industry or public organizations to generate value for the VHIO’s innovation pipeline.

Build relationships with key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem and scouting for breakthrough early stage opportunities.

Manage the patents and spin-off portfolio of the institution.

Negotiate agreements with pharmaceutical companies and other research organizations