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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

Analyst, public funding for defence sector

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Do you want to help our customer build innovation projects in defence and security sector?

Are you ready to take first steps in your career and join a company that works with the newest innovations and ideas in a cross-functional team of experts with diverse backgrounds? Are you passionate about technologies, disruptive, world-changing innovations and co-creating new business opportunities that will shape the future? If you answered yes, read on.

Spinverse is now looking for an enthusiastic Analyst to join the Defence and Security team based in Espoo, Finland. The role will be further defined based on the selected applicant. Your main responsibility as our new colleague is to ensure that you bring added value and customer satisfaction to our clients during the project.


  • Works with companies and research organisations of varying sizes and supports them with their public funding proposals (grant writing)
  • Helps design, build and mobilise innovation projects resulting in high customer satisfaction
  • Helps to assess technological, financial and business data and concepts
  • Communicates and builds trust between the company’s project partners

To succeed as an Analyst at Spinverse, you demonstrate strong organization skills, drive to learn and an active and flexible working style. For this role, command of Finnish is required, but we also value excellent English communication skills, written and spoken, to ensure smooth cooperation with global stakeholders and colleagues.

Some understanding on public & EU funding instruments and grant proposal writing and preparation are a valuable advantage but not an absolute must. We are looking at your potential – your attitude is key.

What we expect from you

  • Relevant academic background: Master’s degree in military science or a relevant technical field, such as engineering
  • Some working experience in a company of relevant field
  • Strong drive to constantly learn new things
  • Willingness and ability to embrace and grasp technical topics and skillfully write about them
  • Committed to work at customer interface
  • Some experience in project management.

What you can expect from us

  • A unique chance to develop and embrace your skills in an encouraging and global work environment
  • A front seat to participate in interesting projects that develop ground-breaking defence technologies and innovations
  • A growing team of 60+ professionals that provides you with the support you need to succeed
  • A company which thrives on its employees when they have a good work-life balance
  • Flexibility with remote working.

How to apply

Please submit your application letter and CV by 31 March 2021 the latest through our recruitment system. Act soon, as we may contact you before the application deadline!

In your application letter, clearly indicate the position you are applying for and why would you be the perfect candidate. Please add your salary request, references and the earliest time you would be able to join us. For more information on this open position, do not hesitate to contact Anu as follows:

Anu Ilmonen, Senior Manager, Defence and Security team: tel. +358 400 263 251 (11.3. at 12:30 – 16:30 or 19.3. at 9.30 – 15.30)


Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, helping customers grow and solve global challenges with innovations. Our experts are committed to support customers to secure public funding, find partners for collaboration and make an impact with groundbreaking projects. Digitalisation and sustainability are driving the need for our customers to renew and grow through innovation. These customers range from the most disruptive large enterprises to smartest growth companies throughout Europe. www.spinverse.com

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Anu Ilmonen

Senior Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.) +358 400 263251

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