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Acceleration and TT Senior Specialist

Tech-Up Accelerator is the REI Foundation unit – integrated within the Digital District of Reggio Emilia – created to promote the growth of Startups and Open Innovation projects, for the development of a sustainable and technologically advanced industrial ecosystem.

With the expansion of our activities, we are looking for a new figure to join the team for the management of Open Innovation and Technology Transfer projects.



Development of open innovation projects
  • Research and analysis of market and industrial sector trends to identify the best startups in target with the verticals of interest of the accelerator and partner companies
  • Evaluation of startups
  • Promotion and commercial development for open innovation projects
  • Setting up Open Innovation projects between companies and startups
  • Organization of Open Innovation projects: dissemination, contact with companies, organizational management
Support in the management of funded technology transfer projects
  • Design of training courses and entrepreneurial mindset programs for researchers
  • Design of acceleration programs for researchers and university spin-offs
  • Participation in regional tables for the co-design of technology transfer activities and entrepreneurial development initiatives for PhDs and researchers.
Participation in Accelerator Operations
  • Organization of acceleration programs: contact with startups and mentors, logistics organization, etc
  • Organization of events and initiatives, webinars and demo days (online and in person);


Training and experience

  • A university degree is required, preferably a master’s degree
  • 5 or more years of work experience at startups, accelerators or companies in innovation-related positions
  • Experience in technology transfer and innovation management is preferred
  • It is preferential to have good knowledge of the main tools of Innovation Design and Business
  • Design and to know Lean Startup and Design Thinking
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Italian (oral and written)
  • Work on site at the Reggio Emilia Technopole
  • Availability from February 2023

Head office:

Reggio Emilia