Technical Proposal Writer / Innovation Consultant

Technical Proposal Writer / Innovation Consultant Cambridge Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17.30 (Flexible working considered) Permanent £35,000 - £50,000 dependent on experience Commercial Business Support The company Our client is a progressive and rapidly growing innovations business, passionate about developing products and technologies that enhance our daily lives. Driven by a desire to solve complex challenges, they work with a range of partners to bring together the required technical expertise and funding 'know-how' to fuel the commercialisation of inventions and patents. What is the purpose of the role? This exciting and diverse role would suit an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional with collaborative proposal writing experience, ideally related to science, engineering or technology. You will be working with a multi-disciplined team on the design and development of research, technology and innovation projects. Previous experience with bidding for Research & Development funding would be advantageous. What will you do? Lead client brain-storming sessions. Carry out due diligence and feasibility studies. Conduct market research and analysis. Research competing technical solutions. Write and developing documents focusing on business impact and commercialisation strategy, technology management, and technical contributions for collaborative funding proposals. Communicate effectively with suitable technical staff, academic partners and industrial clients to gather information for submission of research proposals. Ensuring proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines. Review, edit and improve R&D and innovation proposals. What skills and experience will you have? A passion for writing about concepts and ideas which fulfil a technology/product gap in the market. Strong persuasive writing skills, preferably demonstrated by a proven track record of proposal writing Strong analytical skills and experience with complex and research innovation-related problem solving Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, technical or business discipline Experience or keen interest in commercial pathways to new product development Experience with commercial and public funding, knowledge and experience with UK and European funding. Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines What will you get in return? £35,000-£50,000 per annum (dependent on experience) 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) Workplace pension scheme

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