Senior Innovation Specialist Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Title: Senior Innovation Specialist
Company: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE
Type: Full Time
The Senior Innovation Specialist in the Innovation Hub powered by Google primary responsibility is to manage the programs and activities at the UAEU SIP “Innovation Hub powered by Google” as well as the communication with the hub partners and stakeholders. He/she will also manage UAEU SIP projects by defining the scope and the resulting implementation plans, defining the benefits, costs, and expected key outcomes and success criteria for UAEU-SIP projects. The Senior Innovation Specialist is also responsible for the selection, management and implementation of SIP PM tools, processes and knowledge management systems.
SCOPE OF WORK
1. Innovation Hub powered by Google management responsibilities including the design, implementation and supervision of Innovation Hub’s programs and initiatives as well as communication with partners and stakeholders
Lead the strategic development, operational plans and budgeting for the innovation hub
Manage business development and stakeholder engagement
Form partnerships with local entities to infuse the Hub with links to local innovators
Manage all third-party relationships ensuring contracts and agreements relating to the Hub are adequately completed.
Oversee the smooth operational running of the Hub.
Ensure that all activities delivered at the Hub are delivered to the highest standard.
Ensure that all visitors to the Hub are experiencing the greatest benefits from it.
Plan and supervise the activities to be delivered in the Hub across the year.
Plan and oversee the activities and courses developed for the Hub.
Identify, plan and manage the temporary staff needs to run the Hub
Deliver open days and other one-off events at the Hub
Ensure safe working practices are adhered to at all times.
Design manage and oversee the delivery of programs and events at the Innovation Hub to foster community entrepreneurial and innovative mindset
Plan and Implement programs and events to infuse the “Making Culture”
Plan and Implement Programs/Events to build “Creative Confidence”
Liaise with UAEU SIP programs’ team, cross functional and operational team roll out awareness activities such as webinars, information sessions and tours, round tables etc. to engage industry and community and to support extending the value proposition of the SIP to its tenants and partners and to facilitate access and utilization of the innovation hub equipment.
Co-create and oversee the implementation of schools and university programs, that promote innovation mindset, foster making culture, and creative confidence
Identify potential technical providers, trainers and instructors to implement the programs at the innovation hub
Report on the hub activities and align its performance with the UAEU SIP KPIs
Provide inputs for marketing and outreach activities as well as for other reporting requirements by the hub partners and stakeholders
Showcase the hub locally, nationally and regionally
2.UAEU SIP Project and knowledge management
Design, implement a knowledge (content/document) management system for the UAEU SIP, reports on implementation and continuous improvement process
Offer training and support to the SIP employees for an effective implementation of the knowledge management system
Research for adequate project management tools to support organizational efficiency and the UAEU SIP mandate execution
Customize and ensure the adaptation of the tool to …