The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is currently looking for a Valorisation and Transfer Officer on a 12-
month fixed-term basis on maternity and parental leave cover.
The Valorisation and Transfer Officer will support the IT for Innovative Services RDI department to maximize the scientific, economic and societal impacts of its research projects.
He / She will contribute to the identification, protection and commercialisation of intellectual property assets arising from the research department.
As a Valorisation and Transfer Officer, your main responsibilities will be to :
Implement strategies of protection (patent, trademark, copyright, know how, etc.) of specific IP assets (in particular IT assets such as software, methods and models) in order to build attractiveness for future external partners and facilitate industrial collaborative scheme
In close collaboration with the research teams, identify intellectual property arising from the RDI research projects and ensure the application of the IP protection strategies
Evaluate intellectual property assets and advice management for protection and / or commercial viability
Contribute to the management of the IP portfolio (extensions, maintenance, etc.)
Build market knowledge and a high level of understanding of relevant market sectors
Implement commercial strategies including technology marketing (national and international), licensing strategy, promoting entrepreneurship, advising promoters of potential spin-offs
Promoting awareness of the importance of IP and industrial collaboration
Master’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering or in a relevant scientific or technological domain. A PhD or a MBA is desirable but not mandatory
Experience working with patent law, intellectual property (IP) and new enterprise development, preferably in environmental engineering or ICT fields
Expertise in terms of IP protection, IP rights law and IP policy
Expertise in Software licensing and a good knowledge of Open source licenses
Track record in building and supporting business relationships and partnerships in an international environment
Proven organizational and interdisciplinary thinking skills
Self-starter, creative and team player
Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory
Proficiency of at least one of the official languages of the country is an asset (French, German or Luxembourgish)