Project Consultant – Digital & Green Innovation

From: Bax & Company Location: Barcelona, Spain Open position: Project Consultant Digital & Green Innovation in Public Domain Value from science and technology The compan

From: Bax & Company
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Open position: Project Consultant Digital & Green Innovation in Public Domain

Value from science and technology

The company

Bax & Company (BaxCo) is a specialised consultancy
that supports clients across Europe in transforming
science and technology into real value. We work for
large industrial corporations, high-tech smaller
companies as well as for public authorities and
research institutes. We support our clients by
combining our knowledge, experience, methodology
and network with a powerful drive to turn vision into
reality in the complex world of partnering, emerging
technologies, new market opportunities and shifting
policy frameworks.

The actual work we do differs from one case to the
next: creating R&D / innovation projects, supporting
academic spin-off companies to get funded, preparing
and guiding bigger industries in implementing Open
Innovation strategies, creation and implementation of
innovation policies, support in management,
exploitation and communication of collaborative
programs and/or products and services.

We principally work in high-tech fields related to
global societal challenges such as energy-efficiency in
buildings, lightweight and sustainable mobility, climate
adaptation and green infrastructure, smart & healthy
cities and open data, advanced materials and enabling
disciplines such as industrial design and ICT.

Your role

The Project Consultant will be working at our
Barcelona headquarters with fellow team members
taking responsibility for acquisition, execution and
management of consultancy assignments. You will
work in the Digital & Green Innovation team on a
portfolio of assignments mostly related to digital
innovation in (semi-)public organisations, including
open data, open source, smart city services and
deployable technologies such as blockchain/DLT and
AI (but not limited).

The focus of your work will lie in the creation and
management of international business, R&D and
innovation policy collaborations in public-private
innovation and R&D partnerships, in most cases
supported with some form of funding from the
European Commission. You will help create new
collaborations and programmes at the cutting edge of
technology and new business in one or more of our
focus areas. You will work these out into concrete

partnership and conceptualising convincing bids for
collaborative R&D and innovation policy projects to
obtain funding from European programmes such as
Horizon Europe and Interreg.

BaxCo often has a long-term role in project
management, R&D results exploitation and
communication in the project and programmes we
create, which allows our consultants to obtain a
thorough understanding of technologies, innovation
policies and markets we work in. Our consultants
apply this knowledge in more general business
innovation consultancy assignments and
governmental/sector specific policy advice.

Generally you will be working in 2-3 small teams for
several clients in parallel. Your activities will include
occasional meetings at different client locations
around Europe if the sanitary conditions allow it.

Required experience and skills

  • Have 1-3 year(s) experience in related field

(we seek a self-starting consultant that can be

onboarded quickly)

  • Hold a BSc and a MSc degree in Business,

innovation/information/technology

management, engineering, and/or policy

analysis at a highly ranked university.

  • Be fluent in English, both verbal and written,

meaning being able to express your thoughts

and insights rapidly, accurately and to the

point, easily translating complex technical

concepts into clear and compelling business

language.

  • Be able to work well autonomously, create

and manage your workload (we offer and

expect you to have a great deal of

autonomy).

  • Be a supportive team player, know how to

work in small teams, take and share

responsibilities.

  • Be self-started and stress-resistant, with an

eye for details while keeping your vision

aligned with clients’ strategies.

Value from science and technology

  • Even more important than qualifications and

work experience is your ambition, ‘can do’

attitude and interpersonal skills, and

eagerness to get things done. Be motivated

to learn and grow.

Desirable experience and skills

  • Work experience in the implementation and

management of national and/or international

R&D projects. Previous experience with

European innovation programmes such as

Horizon Europe and Interreg will be highly

valued.

  • Dutch, French, German are highly valued, as

well as other West-European languages.

  • Affinity with data and programming.
  • Motivated to take the lead in setting up new

projects with multiple clients and proactively

acquiring new business from these.

  • Previous experience in consultancy is a strong

plus. Knowledge of innovation policy,

deployable digital technologies such as AI and

Blockchain, open data, open collaboration or

more broadly smart cities and digitalisation in

the public domain is very appreciated.

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