Impact-driven Entrepreneur in Residence keen on leading projects for BII Bio Studio 
Are you interested in working in a start-up domain characterized by a constantly changing environment? Are you motivated by the opportunity to create new companies within Planetary health?  Do you want to be part of a fast-paced international life science environment with the opportunity to hone your bio-entrepreneurial skills?

Then join us at The BioInnovation Institute (BII) at Nørrebro, where we are currently looking for an experienced and strategic-thinking Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) who will be responsible for driving several projects in our Bio Studio program toward company creation within three years.

Incubated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, BII’s mission is to create new life science solutions to address unmet societal or health needs. At BII, we have established a new program, Bio Studio, which aims to build life science start-ups based on world-class research. Bio Studio projects are three-year grant-funded projects sourced from leading researchers employed at research institutions worldwide. The projects we admit combine scientific novelty, commercial viability, and the potential for significant societal and/or health impact. The goal of the projects is to create a viable start-up company based on the project within the three years.

BII aims to recruit a strong project team for each Bio Studio project, and it is expected that this team will form the core of the future start-up deriving from the project. Apart from establishing a solid Project Team to be headed up by an EiR, BII provides a comprehensive network of industry, investors, and subject matter experts to support the projects.

Your Opportunity to Join BII’s Bio Studio Program!
As EiR in Bio Studio, you will be a key player in ensuring the program projects are ready to become independent companies, working hands-on with them on both strategic and operational tasks. The projects will enter Bio Studio at research stage, so you will have responsibility for identifying and employing a business development strategy and business plan for each and supporting them in the implementation of these.

We expect to start up to five projects yearly in Bio Studio, each employing scientific teams of three to four persons. You will play a key role in ensuring the teams are coherent, highly motivated, and capable, in addition to proactively seeking expertise from stakeholders within BII and externally to further support the teams.

Your ownership of our mutual journey will be to:

  • Ownership of two Bio Studio projects
  • Translating life science research projects into a viable impact-driven start-ups.
  • Be responsible for company building, including all non-scientific matters relating to the transitional process, as well as preparing strategies and plans for business development of the initial stages of the start-up.
  • Manage the non-scientific side of project development.
  • Conduct customer/consumer surveys.
  • Fundraising
  • Ensure team cohesion and high morale.

Throughout your role, you will…

  • Raise funds (non-dilutive and eventually an investment for the start-up ).
  • Elucidate customer/consumer needs and preferences.
  • Formulate business plans
  • Formulate strategies relating to regulatory approval, IP, branding, scale-up, production, etc.

Your daily work and well-being will be shared directly with the CIO, but as a small community with close ties and bright minds, you should be prepared for many cross-functional and inspiring discussions that can help shape your work at BII.

Your Professional & Personal Spirit

As EiR you see yourself as not only a natural leader but also someone who strives ‘for the top’. High standards and goals are something you are very familiar with, as well as being well-organized, result-oriented, and having excellent record-keeping abilities.

Besides this, you have:

  • An educational background such as an MBA or similar
  • Solid business development experience
  • Experience with management as well as leading teams
  • Project management skills
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience with scaling small organizations
  • Exceptional communication skills, both while presenting and during interpersonal communication. Fluency in written and oral scientific English

You have a team spirit with excellent interpersonal skills and can motivate yourself just as well as your team. You are not only impact-driven, but also proactive and someone who takes initiative. Your skills in flexibility and adaptability will be an advantage for you as you will be working in a changing environment.

Your Experience Working at BII

We offer a committed and professional workplace in which we emphasize that our colleagues thrive, are challenged, and have opportunities to develop their potential. A career at BII allows you to work with world-leading entrepreneurial scientists in a position where you will have a substantial chance to impact your job and the opportunity to develop your bio entrepreneurial skills.

BII invites you to become part of a vibrant and professional workplace with a chance to bring ideas to life and science to market for the benefit of society and human welfare.

Are you curious for more?

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Shivani Joshi, Scientific Project Manager, via mail sjo@bii.dk or on the phone +45 22347397. The deadline for applying for this job is 7th of February.  However, we will hold interviews on a rolling basis and encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the “Apply now” button.

About BII

 The BioInnovation Institute foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a nonprofit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers start-ups and early-stage projects within health tech, therapeutics and bioindustrials state-of-the-art labs, vibrant office facilities, business development, start-up business incubation, access to high-level mentoring and international networks, plus unique funding opportunities of up to 1.3 million euro per start-up and 2.4 million euro per project.

Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 35 million euros to 68 high-growth start-up companies. Read more on www.bioinnovationinstitute.com

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