Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Adviser

This is a regional role that will require frequent travel across East of England. The role can be based from Cambridge or Hatfield.

We are one of the leading business support providers in the UK.  Our principal business is the management and delivery of large scale contracts promoting enterprise, supporting SMEs and the development of business support infrastructure.  Since the year 2000, we have directly supported over 500,000 UK SMEs through the delivery of business information, advice and consultancy; including support for product innovation and exports.  As a result, we also play a leading role in the transfer of UK SME support know-how to governments across Europe and in developing countries. 


Cambridge or Hatfield

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We are looking to recruit an individual who has experience and ability to work with SMEs at a senior management level providing business advice support for business growth through innovation.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the following areas:  the commercialisation of ideas, technology transfer, intellectual property rights, access to finance, international partnering, the organisation and delivery of partnering events or missions, knowledge of EU and UK funding and support for innovation.

As one of our Innovation Advisers you will account manage and support a portfolio of SMEs including:-

  • Reviewing and diagnosing client needs, with a focus on innovation. 
  • Producing action plans and working with clients towards their implementation.  Provide tailored support through the EEN team to address needs and/or refer to other support organisations as appropriate
  • Providing information on suitability of and support for applications to, European and UK funding programmes for innovation such as Horizon 2020 (H2020) and Innovate UK competitions.  Refer clients to Innovate UK NCPs as required
  • Supporting SMEs to engage with EEN partnering services including the publication of research and technology partnering profiles and participation in brokerage events and missions. 
  • Working as part of the wider EEN team to both lead and support in the delivery of regional events, inward and outward company missions and brokerage events.

You will join an established team of Innovation Advisers, delivering Enterprise Europe Network services to SMEs across the East of England region. 

We offer competitive salary between £31,000 and £33,000 per annum for the right candidate, car allowance, generous 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme, life assurance and ill-health income protection insurance, 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, free onsite parking, a flexible and supportive working culture, personal development opportunities, and a range of flexible benefits including flexi-pension, holiday-buy scheme, childcare vouchers and a cycle-to-work scheme, to name just a few.

If this vacancy has interested you, then we’d love to hear from you!

Please note you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.