We are recruiting for a Head Research and Innovation, the role is responsible for ensuring the management and protection of company research and innovation intellectual property that emerges from our innovation and research collaborations and for continually seeking new opportunities on key project areas.
Identify commercialization opportunities of the research products also enabling us to identify early on how some of the projects can move towards scaling and commercialization.
Continually seek new opportunities on key project areas and this will require an understanding of the key technology areas as well as the local and global landscape in our areas of focus (i.e. 5G connectivity, iOT, AI, Cloud Computing, Gaming, AR/VR, Quantum computing).Produce key research reports from those emanating technology areas that the business invests in.
Responsible for engaging in the structuring, negotiation and closing of potential licensing deals and new venture formation which emerge from our research and innovation projects.
3-year Degree (NQF level 7) preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or Innovation. A postgraduate qualification (NQF level 9or 10) will be preferable; e.g. Masters/ Phd in Computer science, Information Systems, Engineering or Innovation.
EXPERIENCE8 years relevant experience, preferably in Engineering and/or Innovation environment, of which at least 3 years on senior management level.
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