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Industry Development and Partnerships Manager (DManD) - Contract

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Work type: Contract, full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Business/Industry Development, Engineering, Laboratory/Technical Support

This position supports the promotion of SUTD’s capabilities in digital manufacturing to the industry, and secure industry partners for R&D collaborations and technology licensing. The key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute collaboration and commercialization strategy, including promotion of SUTD capabilities and IP to companies.
  • Identify industry partners and secure collaboration projects, including business terms negotiation and facilitation of project scoping between companies and SUTD researchers / engineers.
  • Provide industry needs and work with Centre’s leadership to guide SUTD research capability development
  • Regularly engage with partners, stakeholders and government agencies to identify opportunities for projects, including coordination of joint industry promotion efforts.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience (3-5 years preferred) in business development of technology solutions, preferably in important areas relevant to digital manufacturing and design. Proven track record in fostering collaborations between the industry and university (or public sector research institutes) is desired.
  • Excellent written, presentation, and oral communication skills; ability to convincingly communicate complex technical ideas to industry customers.
  • Familiar with IP management and commercialization strategies across hardware and software.
  • Familiar with Singaporean industry landscape in important areas of relevance to manufacturing and design; familiarity with the additive manufacturing industry is an advantage.
  • Experience with university-industry collaborations is desired.
  • Must be self-starter, highly organized and able to work effectively with management and technical staff.

Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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