/Medior Business Developer

Medior Business Developer

Business Operations - Antwerpen | More than two weeks ago

For further strategic business development of IDLab, we are looking for a medior business developer.

Medior Business Developer

What you will do

  • You will strengthen our business development team for artificial intelligence and wireless communication:
  • You will be responsible for interfacing with clients and researchers to identify their needs, the project scope or business case.
  • You will be responsible for following up on client leads.
  • You will assist in the operational pipeline and connect the right stakeholders within the organization.
  • You will support the implementation of the IDLab research valorization strategy.

Research group

The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec  research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University.  IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data  science. IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and  the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop  technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems,  high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia  processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics.  Within Antwerp, the overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and wireless networking.   IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international  collaborations.
IDLab collaborates with many universities and  research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies,  Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous  ambitious startups).

Who you are

Minimum qualifications:

  • You have a Master or PhD degree, preferably in Engineering, Business, or equivalent.
  • You have a strong background in business development or were involved in a client-facing role for several years.
  • You have strong social/communication skills.
  • You have a strong affinity with data science, artificial intelligence, deep/machine learning, IoT, wireless communication or related research and innovation.
  • You are able to match a technical offering with the client’s needs.
  • You take ownership of your work.
  • You are a pro-active problem solver and team player but are able to work without supervision when required.
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-changing environment.
  • You are a fast and eager learner.
  • Your English is fluent, both speaking and writing.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous technical experience in data science, artificial intelligence, deep/machine learning, IoT or wireless communication.
  • Having experience with contracting or intellectual property management is an advantage.
  • Being able to speak and/or write in Dutch is considered an advantage.