Innovation Consultant

  • Location

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Contact:

    Trevor Jackson

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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We are dynamic and progressive technology and research company with a diversified client base. The company is actively involved in several EU and UK collaborative research projects funded by European Commission (EC) and Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board).

    We provide assistance to industry-leading clients in identifying appropriate                funding routes and prepare and support applications to help them secure grants for developing         new products and solutions.

Innovation Consultant  Non-negotiables:

  • Grant funding proposal writing experience 3-5 years
  • A scientific or technical degree
  • Real experience of writing Innovate UK a Horizon2020 proposal

Main duties and responsibilities:

· Authoring and supporting development, writing, and editing of a variety of materials for proposals concerned with business impact, technology management and technical contributions for collaborative R&D funding

· Conduct market research and analysis to the level of detail required to demonstrate sufficient impact for a fundable project

· Research competing technical solutions in order to formulate a cogent thesis for the proposed solution

· Write high quality, interdisciplinary research proposals

· Assisting with ideas generation workshops to create innovation concepts and solutions for our clients and carrying out due diligence/techno-economic feasibility of resulting ideas

· Authoring detailed and well-structured research and development proposals that meet the eligibility criteria

· Liaising with suitable industrial and academic partners to gather information for submission of research proposals

· Ensuring proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines

· Review, edit and improve bid and proposal documents

· Communicate effectively with technical staff, industrial clients and research partners

 Innovation Consultant  Specification:

· Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, technical or business discipline

· Experience or keen interest in commercial factors related to new product development

· Strong persuasive writing skills demonstrated by a proven track record of proposal / bid writing

· Knowledge of commercial and public funding proposals (e.g. FP7, H2020, Innovate UK) is preferable

· Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines

· A passion for writing, an eye for detail and high-quality standard


  • Pension (statutory)
  • 21 + 4 days to be used during Christmas shutdown, and 8 days bank holiday
  • Minimum three days at the office