Knowledge Transfer Manager- Digital Enterprise
Fixed Term post until 31st December 2021
The School of Mathematics and Computing at the University of Wolverhampton is developing two substantial digital projects across The Marches LEP area. The Cyber Security Centre in development in Hereford, and the Digital Enterprise project in Telford. They will offer enterprise support, business accommodation, digital challenges, workshops and general business support to digital companies across The Marches areas.
Digital Enterprise aims to support the development of 60 SME’s across Shropshire by offering expert advice and access to research; providing specialist workshops, individual support, and product assessment and focussed networking. The KT role will also support the development of a range of industry challenges around digital technologies (cyber, AI, immersive technologies, digital manufacturing and digital construction) and to support the growth of the relevant digital, manufacturing and construction sectors across Shropshire. You will work closely with the Telford and Wrekin Growth Hub who are a partner in this project.
We expect the KT Manager to hold a degree in a digital subject area (or equivalent), and to have experience of working with SME’s on business support projects. It is essential to have expertise across the digital sector or in a technology as you will be expected to advise SME’s in this area, and produce reports for them. You will also be expected to engage where appropriate with academic and research staff that are able to support business in specialist areas that may be outside of your experience.
While you will not be expected to lead the promotion of the project it is essential that the individuals can build strong linkages with the network of organisations that are active in supporting the priority sectors in the region to maximise exposure for the project and the support it can offer. You are therefore likely to be the first point of contact for SME’s engaging with the project.
This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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