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Business Development Specialist (Graphene Flagship)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: March 18, 2018

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Innovation of the Graphene Flagship and to the Head of ICN2's Strategy Development Office, in close collaboration with the other business developers and researchers of the field, main task will include:

  • Proactive development of connections with industry and key stakeholders' players in the area Biomedical Applications: company's needs identification and generation of clear proposals for and successful technology transfer process.
  • Understand the existing project portfolio and evaluate its commercial potential for market adoption. This will include proposing, writing, securing funding for and managing commercialization projects/programs of technologies and any associated IPR.
  • Management of patent portfolio through active marketing promotion.
  • Attend to networking events and activities with the aim to strength relations with companies, investors and stakeholders in this technological area.
  • Provide knowhow to researchers and other business development people on how to best enhance commercialization through contract research, IPR licensing, joint ventures and spin-off companies.


Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: 2 years.
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Salary according to the cost of living in Barcelona.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: Mid-March 2018



  • Master degree within material technology, electronics or related subject: graphene or nanomaterials is a bonus.


  • A broad understanding of the market sectors, value chains, key customer groups and technology suppliers
  • Fluent in English
  • Graphene  Biomedical applications background is valued.
  • Knowledge of IP management is a must
  • International experience is appreciated.


  • Experience of technology transfer activities, business development, especially within new materials or electronics focus on Biomedical sector
  • Experience doing negotiations in the technological field.
  • Strong experience working in a business management, product management or a customer-facing role in a company related to biomedical applications, graphene and/or nanomaterials.


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Project management.
  • Team working.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Due to the strong multidisciplinary nature of the activities the position requires the capability to work across multiple technological fields.
Job Application:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website

and include the following:

1.              A cover letter.

2.              A full CV including contact details.

3.              2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: February 18.

Equal opportunities:

ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Date Posted: January 29, 2018