Commercialisation Manager


Location – Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary – £38 to £45k per annum

The Satellite Applications Catapult is a not for profit organisation set up to “innovate a better world empowered by satellites”. We are here to grow the UK economy, support and invigorate research and make the World a better place!

You, as our new Commercialisation Manager, will focus on ensuring that the Intellectual Property (IP) and assets that the Catapult develops through own work and activities with project partners are managed and commercialised/exploited to generate the best possible impact for the UK. Our end Client is not a shareholder, our end Client is the UK economy and You will have direct impact on growing the UK economy!

  • As part of your day, you will support project commercialisation by working alongside various Catapult Departments ensuring the projects best allow for the onward exploitation or collaborative research and development.
  • You will manage Catapults intellectual property ensuring Catapult IP is managed and protected as appropriate but as importantly disseminated and exploited where possible.
  • Offer your expertise to others to consult – you will actively support the space sector, industry and academics where appropriate with advice on IP management and commercialisation.

A little about You:

  • You have previous demonstrable experience of protecting, managing reporting on and valuing IP
  • You have successfully negotiated and concluded licensing and commercial agreements
  • You can easily work with engineers, software developers and data scientist
  • You are a great communicator, have previous experience in influencing stakeholders and feel comfortable challenging ideas where necessary

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with drive and self-motivation. You do not have to be a Space specialist to make this role a success, but you must be passionate about technology and enjoy working in high tech environment. You will be our expert in the field and we cannot wait to have you on board!

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Quick facts: This is a permanent role directly with Satellite Applications Catapult. We are based in Harwell with great public transport connections from all of Oxfordshire as well as London. We offer competitive salaries with annual reviews, end of a financial year bonus, 28 days of annual leave plus all your bank holidays paid for as an extra. Our pension scheme is competitive with a maximum of 10% contribution from us if you put in 5% and to top it all off, we have a private medical insurance as a benefit in kind. We work in a collaborative engaging way and believe in empowering our people, after all, you are our greatest asset!

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