Project Coordinator (Business Creation & Events)

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EIT Health Published: November 19, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reporting to: EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC Director & Business Creation Manager

Contract: This is a full time fixed term contract, vacant from December 2018 until end December 2019. The funding for this post is reviewed annually and may be extended subject to the sufficient allocation of grant and statutory funds from EIT Health e.V. to EIT Health UK Ireland.

Salary Range: £28,190 - £31,000 (including London weighting) + generous pension

Secondments and/or requests for job sharing or part-time appointments will be considered.

Location: Paddington, London (UK) – with regular national and European travel required.

EIT Health – a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) designated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – is focused on promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and education in the domain of healthy living and active ageing. EIT Health brings together leading organisations along the entire value chain from smaller companies to larger industry, excellent academic and research institutions, as well as public sector organisations.

EIT Health headquarters are located in Munich (EIT Health e.V.) and regional activities are implemented across a network of co-location centres (CLCs) in six cities: Paris, London, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Heidelberg/Mannheim.


The EIT Health UK-Ireland Co-Location Centre (CLC) is looking to appoint a Project Coordinator for Business Creation & Events, to support and foster the Innovation eco-system across the UK and Ireland.


Main Objectives:

  • To support the CLC Director, the CLC Business Creation Manager and the UK-Ireland partnership in the local implementation of EIT Health’s Business Creation strategy.
  • To act as an ambassador for the EIT Health UK-Ireland Accelerator through attendance at relevant external events; building strong relationships within the local innovation ecosystem and functioning as a ‘bridge’ between CLC partners, CLC Staff, and members of the local innovation eco-system.
  • To facilitate connections between UKI CLC partners and EIT Health partners in the other CLCs in collaboration with Pillar Managers.
  • To contribute to the overall EIT Health strategic agenda: to support and integrate the EIT Health partner-led projects (“Innovation”) and education (“Campus”) activities to the Accelerator, across the region and beyond. This includes but is not limited to integration of Living Labs into Innovation Projects, and Campus programme participants into Accelerator activities.


Accelerator Development & Strategy

  • Attend and represent EIT Health at relevant events to increase presence within regional innovation eco-systems, where the CLC Director, Business Creation Manager and/or Communications Lead consider it beneficial.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Accelerator offerings, to introduce high potential start-ups to suitable EIT Health programmes.
  • Provide the EIT Health UK-Ireland Communication Lead with tailored content for branding and marketing activities related to EIT Health UK-Ireland’s Accelerator programmes, and work with the Communications lead to increase the attractiveness of the EIT Health offerings in the region.

Accelerator Operations

  • Support the EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC Director, Business Creation Manager and CLC staff in their activities related to Accelerator at the CLC and/or the European level (incl. organising meetings with CLC partners, start-ups, preparing presentation materials, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other European BCMs and support in the coordination of both UK-Ireland and European Accelerator activities.
  • Ensure project conduct documents and reports are complete, maintained, and appropriately archived, in accordance with reporting requirements and GDPR.

Events Management

  • Coordinate and manage select CLC events, including organising venue hire, catering, delegate lists and invitations, agendas, speakers, etc.
  • Support in organizing and conducting Accelerator meetings, workshops and conferences, as well as organise CLC events with the EIT Health UK-Ireland team, and in particular the CLC Communications Lead.

Contribution to EIT Health UK Ireland CLC

In addition to the above, the job holder will be expected to contribute to the CLC:

  • Participate in a similar capacity across the other EIT Health pillars (Innovation and Campus) and within the CLC office as and when required.
  • Proactively engage with all EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC Partners (academia, industry and public sector) to understand their needs and offerings in relation to the health innovation eco-system.
  • Contribute to other activities to support the efficient and effective delivery of the EIT Health UK- Ireland CLC office as agreed with the EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC Director and Business Creation Manager.


  • Embedded and well-networked in the start-up scene, ideally in healthcare.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present the organisation confidently in a public forum, establishing relationships quickly and with trust.
  • Experience in events management and coordination.
  • Prepared to travel throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, often on short notice.
  • Experience in research, with the ability to identify, interpret and collate data, and present it clearly and comprehensively. This may include Literature Review, eco-system mapping, and report writing
  • Excellent attention to detail keeping the big-picture in sight – someone who enjoys administrative tasks but does not get lost in them.


  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Science, Business, Entrepreneurship or Life Sciences preferred; all educational backgrounds considered with strong relevant experience.
  • A strong understanding of the UK and European research and innovation environment, with particular reference to health, or can demonstrate capacity to develop this quickly as adapted from other experience.
  • A second European language is a bonus.
  • Experience working in complex and innovative environments, cross culturally in an international and/or public-private environment with a proven ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.


  • Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae (2 pages max) and a cover letter describing your interest in the role addressing the above criteria.
  • Applications shall be filed via e-mail to [email protected] by mid-day (12:00 GMT) on 26 November.
  • Pre-screening interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis by arrangement.
  • Interviews will be held in London on 29 November.
  • Please indicate your earliest possible start date.

Since job descriptions cannot be exhaustive the post holder may be required to undertake other duties, broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 

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