Openix Innovation Specialist: Smart Industries (3 Year Fixed-Term contract) Dalitso Holdings 650,000 – 790,000 Mid Senior 3 to 5 years Cost to company Full Time Skills Government Description To provide specialist advisory and project management support, including thought leadership in the execution of open innovation activities on behalf of both public and private sector organisations in Gauteng. The successful incumbent will be reporting directly to the Senior Manager: Smart Industries and will be responsible for leading execution of open innovation challenges with public and private sector partners. Manage the commercialisation or piloting of technologies and /or execution of feasibility studies to accelerate the adoption of solutions identified through open innovation challenges Project manage piloting of solutions Support engagements with public and private sector clients on innovation strategies, primarily in relation to internal and external open innovation implementation Support technology transfer from universities and research institutions (locally and internationally) to enable development of new industries in Gauteng. Provide thought leadership in respect of innovation and technology commercialisation matters Organise and support innovation forums, conferences, and events with partners Evaluate applications submitted to the incubation programmes and participate in various organisational evaluation committees. Postgraduate Degree in Sciences, Engineering, Commerce or Policy and Strategy-related fields. Only suitable for People living with Disabilities At least 3 – 5 years relevant post-qualification experience, in innovation management, open innovation or consulting, plus in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues pertaining to innovation and open innovation and experience in working with innovation strategy processes and/or instruments. Exposure to an R&D, technology commercialisation or technology start-up environment would be a distinct advantage. Strong verbal and written communication skills and capable stakeholder engagement and management abilities are essential. Company Description A renowned organization based in Openix Innovation Specialist: Smart Industries with 3 – 5 years relevant post-qualification experience, in innovation management, open innovation or consulting, plus in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues pertaining to innovation and open innovation and experience in working with innovation strategy processes and/or instruments.