Innovation Scout @ZEISS Innovation Hub (m/w/x) - limited for 2 years
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
vor 11 Std.

Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That’s just what our employees are doing every single day in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements.

After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people.

We are inviting you to join the ZEISS innovation Hub, where cooperation with KIT and the Karlsruhe innovation ecosystem is a key success-factor for everything we do.

The ZEISS Innovation Hub is located at the north campus of KIT with many startups co-located in the brand-new building. The Hub team tackles the challenges of a leading technology player in the field of optics and optoelectronics.

We focus on two innovation fields : Optics-Enabled Medical Diagnostics & Therapy and Optics-Enabled High-Quality Manufacturing.

Your tasks will be

  • Scout for ideas and technologies in our local Innovation Ecosystem
  • Support the networking between ZEISS and academic stakeholders to match interests, identify cooperation potential and bring people together
  • Conduct small studies (often in cooperation with university partners) to evaluate the relevance of a technology or application to ZEISS
  • Prepare and run open innovation formats, such as conferences, meet-ups, hackathons, idea competitions, etc.
  • Supervise working students and co-supervise master- and PhD-students
  • You have

  • a university degree in STEM or technology and innovation management
  • 3-5 years as post-doc or in high-tech industry
  • ability to quickly understand scientific and technical concepts and relate different subjects / contacts / projects across silos
  • a strong network within the local Innovation Ecosystem, including Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Stuttgart
  • excellent people skills , ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders, from junior students to experienced researchers, to corporate management
  • deep understanding of both academic and corporate culture and ability to act as boundary spanner
  • hands-on experience in organizing and running open innovation formats
  • In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme.

    All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation : to bring science and society into the future together.

    Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

    Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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