Jobs @ swissnex India

swissnex India, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore connects Switzerland and India in the fields of science, education, and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the global exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. By crossing conventional boundaries, swissnex offers a platform to foster collaboration and creativity for inspiring research and ground-breaking innovation. swissnex India – Consulate General of Switzerland is an initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research and Innovation (SERI) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Vacancy: Manager, Corporate Innovation (Indian citizen, Contract position)

Duration: 12 months (starting February 2018)


1. Scouting for innovative Indian technologies and partners for Swiss stakeholders to collaborate with

– Building a network of pertinent stakeholders in Indian ecosystem amongst startups, academic or organisations engaged in open innovation
– Developing a knowledge base of innovation and background information through thematic research
– Developing a programmatic approach to achieve objectives

2. Business Development
– To identify and engage with Swiss corporates, based both in India and Switzerland for topics within swissnex India’s ambit
– To identify new leads
– Preparing value proposition documents and pitches
– Maintaining fruitful relationships with prospective and existing customers
3. Project Management and administration
– Planning and execution for content, logistics and project management
– Collaborate with teams within swissnex for emerging requirements
– Organise in-house and external platforms surrounding corporate innovation mandate and accompany delegations
4. Communications and internal collaboration
– Prepare and manage content such as CRM, blogs and pictures
– Manage communication between partners, sponsors, and other project partners

1. Opportunity to develop independently new initiatives and networks
2. Exposure to organisations in India and Switzerland
3. Access to people and networks in the areas of innovation
4. Work in a multi-cultural, international environment (English as official working language)
5. Interaction and learning from a dynamic team with varied experiences and backgrounds

 Requirements and profile:

1. Indian citizen or legal resident of India
2. 4 – 6 years of work experience in new business development and corporate engagement
3. Academic background in engineering (Robotics / Analytics / ICT / Wireless)
4. Ability to multi-task and flexible for occasional evening or weekend assignments
5. Team player + the ability to work unsupervised

Would be a plus:
1. Proven record in corporate environment working with innovations
2. Exposure to European working environmentApplication:

Please apply here before 8th January 2018. For any queries on the job description, please reach out to Dr. Swetha Suresh at 080 4940 2000 (845392). Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.