Technology Transfer Officer

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Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country's highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students. The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands. The University has ten faculties, of which eight - AgriSciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Theology and the larger part of Economic and Management Sciences - are located on the main campus in Stellenbosch with the Faculty of Health Sciences situated on the Tygerberg campus and the Faculty of Military Science in Saldanha. The University's Business School is situated at the Bellville Park campus. The campuses of Stellenbosch University make up a vibrant melting pot of different cultures and various student organisations can be found on the four campuses. They cater for a wide range of interests such as culture, politics, religions, spiritual concern and relaxation. There are also a number of well-know and established student activities, such as RAG that add to the unique experience of being a Matie, as a student of Stellenbosch is affectionately known. Job Description: As a Technology Transfer Officer, you will play a crucial role in bridging the gap between our scientific research and market opportunities. Your unique blend of scientific knowledge, marketing acumen, and business development expertise will be essential in identifying, protecting, and commercialising new technologies. You will work closely with researchers, industry partners, and the Deputy Director of Technology Transfer to ensure successful technology transfer and commercialisation. Duties/Pligte The key responsibilities of the incumbent will be to work closely with other members of the Innovus technology transfer team on the following key performance areas: Networking and Marketing Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with SU's academic and research community to stimulate awareness of IP issues, commercial opportunities, and to encourage an innovative and entrepreneurial culture within SU; Enabling and supporting the technology disclosure process at SU; Setting up meetings, and arranging and managing events to market Innovus and SU technologies on and off campus; Actively providing information to update the social media and website information of Innovus with news, events information, funding opportunities, entrepreneurship opportunities, etc.; Creating marketing materials and campaigns to promote technologies and attract potential partners and investors; Appropriately marketing SU's IP to identify and engage commercial partners / investors; Reporting to the Deputy Director: Technology Transfer and working in close collaboration with the other technology transfer team members. Evaluation and protection Evaluating invention disclosures, carrying out the due diligence process for protection, and identifying the feasibility of the technology/project for commercialisation; Coordinating and managing technology transfer projects from discovery to commercialisation; Grasping technical concepts quickly, and translating these into commercially viable proposals; Identifying appropriate routes of IP exploitation; Conducting novelty searches and competitor analyses; Conducting market research to identify potential applications and target markets for new technologies; Analysing business opportunities; In collaboration with external patent attorneys and the Deputy Director: Technology Transfer, providing input into patent prosecution and patentability as this may influence the commercialisation strategy; Timely application and identification of appropriate agreements to facilitate protection and exploitation of IP. Commercialisation Identifying potential industry partners for specific technology commercialisation opportunities; Constant and very proactive liaising with the industry in order to facilitate technology transactions, including negotiating potential licensing transactions; Engaging in technology licensing and new venture formation processes, in particular structuring, negotiating and closing deals; Working effectively with key stakeholders, assertively influencing them and, where appropriate, showing tenacity and persistence in business development situations; Monitoring commercial relationships and related agreements. Communication and other duties Communicating regularly and effectively with other members of Innovus, including regular meetings with the Director: Technology Transfer, to ensure effective management of SU's IP; Carrying out such other duties relevant to the incumbent's experience as requested by the Deputy Director: Technology Transfer; Developing novel and exciting communication strategies to raise awareness on IP and technology commercialisation for SU stakeholders; Communicating and collaborating with the Division for Research Development as required. Working environment Engaging in the structuring, negotiation and closing of licensing deals and new venture formation; Engaging with the Deputy Director: Technology Transfer on commercial opportunities and IP strategies; Regularly interacting with researchers, industry partners, legal and international experts, and administrative staff; Engaging with the Stellenbosch University LaunchLab team on entrepreneurship activities; Liaising with colleagues in the technology transfer team, and within Innovus and SU, to contribute to the development of good practice in technology transfer. Freedom to act and decision-making Contributing to the delivery of a range of outputs, including technology disclosures, protection of SU's IP, licence and investment deals and new venture formation. Job Requirements/Pos Vereistes A postgraduate scientific or technical degree in the Natural Science or Health Science discipline; An MBA, or a qualification in marketing or related commercial field will be advantageous; At least three years' relevant experience; Proven ability to conduct market analysis and develop business strategies; Involvement in a commercial transaction from start to finish will be advantageous; Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Good knowledge of intellectual property protection; Practical knowledge of commercialisation and investment networks; Good business acumen; Good organisational skills; Good IT skills, including word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), and email; Good communication and numeracy skills; Good public speaker; Creative and strategic thinking with a results-oriented approach; Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills; Proactive self-starter; The ability to support others as part of a team; Flexible and cooperative; High energy level; Willingness to travel locally and internationally, if required; A valid driver's licence and own transport. Recommendation/Aanbeveling Experience in a technology transfer office at a university; * Experience of working within a scientific environment; Negotiation experience throughout a full value chain; Good understanding of the Intellectual Property Rights of Publicly Funded Research and Development Act (51 of 2008) and its regulations, as well as SU's Intellectual Property Policy; Good knowledge of technology transfer systems / processes.

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