VP Commercialisation (Digital & Data)

  • Permanent
  • Porton Down, Salisbury SP5 1BN, UK
  • Circa £100,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits GBP / Year
  • Salary: Circa £100,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits
  • July 22, 2024

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Ploughshare Innovations Ltd

VP Commercialisation (Digital & Data)

Circa £100,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits

Location: Hybrid Home Working, Porton Down, Wiltshire

Ploughshare is the strategic partner that gives MOD the capability to translate ideas in the lab to worldclass innovation, such as groundbreaking laser protection for our Forces, or sepsis diagnostics for the civilian population.

Since its inception in 2005, Ploughshare has generated more than £117 million in GVA and £152 million in export sales, with further high value societal, health and wider benefits. Ploughshare is well recognised in Defence, wider Government, and Industry as the experts in what we do, leveraging best practice models and capabilities for which many others are still running to catch up with. It has the security clearances and relationships to liaise with scientific staff across MOD and Dstl to identify new game changing solutions and products, and the commercial and industry breadth and experience to significantly increase the market reach, size and impact of the technology.

Ploughshare mission is to be the hub that makes UK Government Science real, and their medium-term strategy is to enable greater exploitation of innovation across Government. To do this requires unique capability, free from the risk averse constraints of Government, diverse and curious talent, connected into the widest possible industries and innovation eco-systems. With marketing in its DNA, it must be equally brilliant at engaging with and gaining trust from Government scientists, as it is collaborating with investors, users, and entrepreneurs. This work requires the ability to challenge the status quo and engage and inspire outside of the norm.

As a result, they are looking for a VP, Commercialisation (Digital & Data) where you will lead a business unit of Commercialisation Managers and Senior Commercialisation Managers who all work with researchers to deliver impact through innovation, using spinouts, licensing and other agreements.

Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Intellectual Property Rights and the commercialisation process.  In addition, you must have experience in one or more of the following specialist areas Digital IP, Data Fusion. Cyber security, Computer Modelling or Ai.  It would be beneficial although not essential to have had exposure to the defence & security sector.

This is a high profile and rewarding challenge for the individual that wants to make a real difference in making innovations into reality.

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