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About the Department

The Strategic Alliances division of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, facilitates partnerships between Industry, foundations, academia, startups and MSMEs; through national and international coalitions and consortia both. Deliberations that developed over the past year and a half saw demand from industries and foundations feeding into academia and the start-up ecosystem’s strategy of developing innovative solutions to meet them. The Industry-Academia collaborations over the last year have supported (a) joint R&D or contracted industry R&D; (b) establishment of Centres of Excellence (CoE) by industry in academia, and (c) finding innovative solutions for social development.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Promote and forge partnerships on scientific research and innovations from India’s premier academia for social impact with Industry, philanthropic and CSR organisations.
  • Engage with Industry to address their challenges through academia and startup collaboration
  • Engaging with science & technology institutes, incubators, centre of excellences and the entire start-up ecosystem
  • Secondary research, outreach and communication.
  • Proactive in developing relationships and strategies to accomplish objectives and accountability in delivering results
  • Streamline engagements with industry partners and ensure timely communication based on best practices
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned

Qualifications

 

  • B.Tech, B.E. M.Sc, or equivalent degree
  • Master’s degree (MBA Marketing or equivalent) is preferable
  • Prior professional experience in business development, pre-sales and consulting sales, program management.
  • R&D collaborations, CSR, sustainability or similar backgrounds preferred
  • Network and prior experience with BFSI organisations preferable
  • Attention to detail and taking end-to-end ownership
  • High degree of responsibility, with demonstrated supporting experience
  • Excellent client facing and communication skills; the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and simply, in writing and verbally, to technology and funding decision-makers at senior level
  • Must understand sense of urgency and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong management skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently