Business Developer / Product Development Manager at QuTech

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Are you proactive, passionate and ready for a new meaningful challenge? Do you already have experience as a Business Developer/Product Development Manager and a passion for science and technology? This role is for you!

Recent technological developments have brought quantum internet technologies to a maturity level in which first commercial products are being engineered. We are looking to strengthening our capabilities to identify and evaluate the commercial potential of research inventions, support early stages of technology transfer process and building bridges with industry.

Job description

As a Business Developer/Product Development Manager at QuTech you will become an integral part in the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA), a European collaboration between 40 industrial and academic organizations.

The mission of QIA is to build the world first Quantum Internet prototype connecting long-distanced metropolitan networks and to kick-start an innovative Quantum Internet ecosystem in Europe.

As Business Developer/Product Development Manager you will have the opportunity to become part of the QIA Innovation Team, and as such you will

  • Design an exploitation plan for the program
  • Identify and evaluate innovations with commercial potential and support the partners by providing advice in IP protection and market analysis
  • Continuously engage with QIA’s technical teams to stimulate, support, and implement targeted innovation measures at each step of the development
  • Support regular early-stage IP capture process at the research and design stages of development
  • Work closely with the technology transfer offices of the partners in assisting and facilitating market research in the preparation of new spinouts
  • Design and manage the Quantum Internet Alliance Technology forum, a collaborative environment to facilitate interaction between QIA Technology developers and industry forerunners



  • At least 3 years of experience in innovation management or business development, preferably in an academic/technical environment
  • Track record of successful business development in complex settings with many internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with large multidisciplinary R&D projects, keeping the overview of different disciplines
  • Workable knowledge of engineering, computer science or physics and affinity with quantum science

Alternatively, candidacies from holders of a PhD in quantum physics and strong affinity with innovation and business development may be considered


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Contact: David Sayago

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    CEA Paris-Saclay / Institut de Physique Théorique (Paris, France)