Validé is all about innovation.

Whether we’re transforming research into new products & services,
or aiding young startups with getting to market successfully.

All about Validé is simply to make the world a better place. We do this by helping scientific discoveries, amazing ideas and business concepts transforming into products and to find solutions to problems industries, societies and mankind is facing. We make a global impact every day, whether we work on a new medical device to save lives or a renewable energy concept to help increasing the production of green energy. These concepts and ideas are in the homes and lives of millions, deep down under the sea bed, in space, on all continents and we do this every day and all the time. We are privileged to work with excellent scientists, brilliant inventors, amazing startups and industries.

Be part of our team and the adventure to change the world!


 About us

Validé is a business development organization, one of the oldest and most recognized incubators in Norway, The company is ranked among the top 3 innovation environments of SIVA.

Validé is the official technology transfer office of 7 research institutes and is responsible for the IP portfolio management and commercialization of their intellectual assets. Validé is located at the Innovasjonsparken at Ullandhaug, Stavanger; an international business park for innovation, research and business development.

We are driving early stage innovation and R&D concepts to commercialization by providing expertise in technology management, startups, incubation, investment, cluster management, IPR management, technology transactions, marketing, prototyping and product development. Validé offers incubation services and accelerator programs to startups, office space and full service startup packages. We also offer funding through various investment schemes including angel, pre-seed and venture capital funding and regional, national and international public funding schemes.


Business Development Manager

The main task is to support research based commercialization through licensing and startup ventures. The Key Performance Indicators are the number of inventions, the number of commercializations and value creation for the research institutes and industry. The main functions for this position are:

  • Encouraging the disclosure of new discoveries and ideas
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional and supportive innovation culture
  • Identifying and managing new innovative projects and IP portfolios of research institutions
  • Securing intellectual property rights
  • Closing the funding gap between the discovery of new ideas and the proof of concept phase
  • Secure financing for R&D & Innovation projects
  • Opportunity analyses, market assessment and concept development
  • Developing and maintaining strong collaboration with industry and commercial partners
  • Develop commercial awareness among researchers
  • Licensing technologies and establish start ups


Qualifications and Experience

Do you want to join a team with courage, faith and skills to bring new ideas alive?

We are looking for a candidate with at least a Masters degree in Science and Technology, Economics or Medicine. PhD in a relevant area is a plus so as experience in industrial R&D, startups and commercialization. It is desired that you have some experience of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and grant writing.


We offer

Exiting and diverse project portfolio together with a creative, structured and good working environment. Salary according to negotiations.

Our webside: Please contact Anne Cathrin Østebø (+47 93 69 90 95) or Matyas Kolsofzki (+47 41 06 85 56) for any questions. Short application (Norwegian or English) and CV is to be sent to within 5th of April 2018.

Author: Hilde Garlid

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