The Head of Innovation will lead the development of a supportive eco-system by offering workspace and resources, a living lab, mentorships, peer support, thematic workshops, events and training. They will work with strategic partners to develop and deliver a pre-accelerator in the region, identifying and supporting potential start-ups to validate their businesses and create viable, scalable enterprises. The role holder will lead the management and operation of all aspects of the centre, fostering a collaborative, innovation fueled culture.
Harnessing the potential of strategic connections, they will build networks of expert mentors, strategic advisors and senior stakeholders to facilitate meaningful linkages with aspiring entrepreneurs as well as intensifying digital cluster development. The Head of Innovation will work closely with academia across the island of Ireland to leverage the transfer of knowledge and technologies, encouraging research-intensive activities and further R&D potential. They will pursue opportunities including funding and partnership formation and will match the corporate capabilities of industry partners with start-ups, providing a platform for programmes which help create spin-out intrapreneurship opportunities.