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Spinverse is the Nordic leader in Innovation Consulting, specialized in creating open innovation ecosystems, funding, corporate renewal and boosting growth. We drive innovation in all key industries: health, electronics, ICT & security, circular bio-economy, manufacturing and energy to solve the major global challenges.

Our customers range from largest corporations to the smartest growth companies in the Nordic countries and other parts of Europe. We help our clients to manage innovation portfolios, build project plans, select partners, find funding and lead the projects. Together with our clients we build new businesses from €100 M upwards.

Spinverse employs some 50 international professionals at its offices in Finland, Sweden and Germany.

To increase our delivery capacity and client reach, we are looking for experienced freelancers around Europe. You will be involved in a wide range of consulting assignments, typically in the areas of Open Innovation, corporate renewal and growth.

Our value proposition for the freelance partners is a win-win relationship that allows the freelancer to:

  1. better focus on assignments in their core areas of expertise and together win assignments that neither of the partners alone could sell or deliver;
  2. increase the sales and the share of billable hours by leveraging the Spinverse brand as well as marketing and sales resources;
  3. leverage Spinverse’s capacity of delivery support and administration to reduce the time spent on supplementary activities.

We are looking for different freelancers for a variety of roles, including:

  1. Bid writing expert, with successful track record in national and EU funding instruments and proposal preparation;
  2. Multi-party program and ecosystem expert, with good project work and management skills in certain industries or across industry boundaries;
  3. Customer relationship guru, capable to act as the interface between the client and Spinverse’s program execution team.

Relevant Competencies:

  • M.Sc. or D.Sc., for example in engineering, industrial management, economics or natural sciences
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English (especially technology-related), other European languages are a plus
  • Business and / or industrial experience especially within bio-refining, ICT (e.g. 5G, cyber security, FinTech, AI/ML, BigData) or Industry 4.0 (e.g. digital twins, sensors, data analytics) sectors as well as private fundraising and public funding applications (National/EU instruments)
  • Understanding of business cultures of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, scientists etc.
  • Good social skills and ability to interact with customers and project stakeholders in a client-oriented way
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to challenge the customers
  • Prioritization capability and attention to detail

To express your interest in the freelancer relationship, please send your LinkedIn Profile URL or resume, cover letter (max 500 words) with an indication of your typical daily rates in relevant projects. We would also appreciate you to fill in the Freelancer Profile sheet for matching experts to client assignments. We will be contacting you as soon as we have reviewed your proposal.

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Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc. +358 50 387 0007
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26.1.2020

Summer trainees, Innovation Consulting

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Spinverse is the Nordic leader in Innovation Consulting, specialised in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding, and commercialising emerging technologies. Now we are looking for innovation-driven university students (3rd year+) to join our teams in Espoo and Stockholm for summer 2020.

This is your place if you want to:

  • Work in a highly driven and motivating environment with intelligent people around you.
  • Work with very impactful and interesting cases.
  • Be part of making the world a better place.

We offer you rewarding work in an international environment with the opportunity to develop your expertise in Innovation Consulting. Working alongside experts in different business areas, you will learn and develop your advisory and technology skills while being involved in a wide range of consulting assignments. Spinverse will give the access to the best tools to support your continuous learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Helping consultants and project managers in data mining and analysis to make, e.g. business plans for our customers
  • Updating our CRM system and booking client meetings
  • Tools development (Sharepoint, Odoo, Teams)
  • Assist arranging client events and other marketing-related work, such as social media and website updates

Competences needed:

  • M.Sc. studies in for example engineering, industrial management, ICT, economics, or financing
  • Passion for new technologies and an ability to see opportunities where others don’t
  • Ability to interact smoothly both in conversation as well as on stage
  • Ability to create excellent written, technology-related content
  • Fluency in English
  • Good planning and analysis skills
  • Strong work ethic and punctuality
  • Hands-on mentality

Additional beneficial skills/experience:

  • Project teamwork and sales
  • Industry experience with a business mindset
  • Public funding for R&D
  • Making business plans
  • Running or helping Start-ups
  • Other languages (especially Swedish or German)

At Spinverse, we believe in innovative solutions in industries such as health, electronics, ICT & security, bioeconomy & renewables, manufacturing and energy to tackle the major global challenges.

Spinverse employs over 50 international professionals at its offices in Finland, Sweden and Germany. Our customers are predominantly large corporations and SMEs in the Nordic countries and other parts of Europe. We help our clients select the best ideas and partners, as well as build the innovation project and its business plan. As a result, with radical innovations we assist our customer build a new € 100 M business.

To express your interest in our Summer Trainee position, please leave your resume and a one-page cover letter below by 26.1.2020. Please indicate in your application your preferred location, Espoo or Stockholm.

The application process has two stages. First-round is group interviews held in Espoo on Thursday 13.2.2020. Invitations will be sent out on Tuesday 4.2.2020. After this there is the possibility for individual interviews.

The internship will preferably start on May 18th, 2020, and will last for 3,5 months.

You are welcome to address any questions regarding this position to Mikko J. Salminen, Director of Open Innovation on 23th of January between 9-10.

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Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc. +358 50 387 0007
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