Vacancy: Junior Innovation Officer at the Consulate General in Mumbai


The Netherlands Innovation Network India is searching out a Junior Innovation Officer at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mumbai.

General process description

The Netherlands is a international chief in technological know-how, generation and innovation, ranks high in the international competitiveness index and has the ambition to be a top-5 worldwide expertise financial system. To ensure and foster its worldwide role as an innovation chief and to reinforce its international competitiveness, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy has mounted the Netherlands Innovation Network: a international Network for Innovation, Science and Technology, positioned in Dutch Embassies and Consulates-General in over 15 international locations international-huge.

The Netherlands Innovation Network stimulates international cooperation between groups, studies institutes and public authorities inside the fields of innovation, technology and science. The community’s activities assist put in force the global understanding and innovation schedule of the Dutch government. We deal with countrywide and global challenges, aiming to further expand key permitting technologies through worldwide cooperation and a international network of workplaces.


We increase worldwide cooperation with the aid of:

presenting understanding and records on the modern-day innovation, technology and technology developments round the sector
connecting to capacity partners overseas
organizing innovation missions, seminars, workshops and matchmaking events abroad
identifying funding mechanisms for bi- and multilateral cooperation
We stay up for the possibility to assist Indian stakeholders become concerned in sustainable innovation partnerships, so we will together enhance our common innovation, generation and science aims.

The Junior Innovation Officer will be a part of the prevailing Netherlands Innovation Network group in India, a crew of 5, who work from offices in Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. The sectors of strategic importance for India include High-Tech Systems & IT, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Agri-Tech and Water. In addition awareness regions on the Consulate-General Mumbai include; city development, Smart towns, and Industry 4.0.

Duties and Activities

Organisation of Incoming/Outgoing Missions

Plan and arrange incoming and outgoing missions in precise sectors
Take care of all logistics elements (lodging, transportations, social events)
Collaborate with Indian and Dutch stakeholders worried inside the agency (internal in addition to external)
Administrative help

Provide administrative help regarding CRM, archiving and economic topics
Any similarly help to the Innovation Attaché & the group in India

Contribute to joint sports in the Netherlands Innovation Network
Collaborate with other departments inside the Economic Cluster of the Consulate and TNI on joint projects and activities
Transfer exchange and Investment results in the applicable departments
Development of R&D collaborations

Promote and stimulate bilateral R&D cooperation in the sectors indexed above
Assist Dutch agencies which include the government, industry and academia in finding an innovation and R&D partner in (South) of India
Market studies and reporting

Market research: pro-actively experiment relevant media and courses, and visit activities and festivals as a way to achieve facts on the cutting-edge exciting innovation-associated developments; studies and analyse developments in numerous technological and R&D sectors in India
Reporting: present obtained statistics each for inner and for external use
Knowledge acquisition/ Knowledge switch

Addressing questions raised with the aid of the industry and understanding institutes
Addressing requests for statistics raised by means of public authorities
Organize seminars/workshops
Working Environment

The Junior Innovation Officer may be based at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mumbai and work intently together with the monetary cluster inside the Trade Network India (TNI) inclusive of the Trade & Commercial Section, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and the Agriculture crew. All workforce at the Consulate General paintings in accordance with a “one-team” concept.

The Junior Innovation Officer is accountable to the top of the Innovation Department (Delhi) and the Innovation Attaché in Mumbai; and will guide the Consul-General and team at the Consulate in on-going activities.

Job necessities

Work experience

2 – five years of relevant paintings experience is required in an global surroundings
Knowledge & revel in of excessive-tech systems & IT, Industry 4.Zero, Urban development, Smart cities, or Water, Agriculture, and Health
Experience of running collectively with the begin-up community in India is an advantage
An glaring interest in Innovation, Science & Technology
A standard know-how of Innovation, R&D packages and projects
A standard understanding of the innovation network in India (Universities, Research institutes and Industry, authorities systems)
Academic degree

Academic diploma(s) in a systematic and/or technical domain

The applicant will have a terrific community within the industry, start-americaand academia in high-tech systems & IT, Industry 4.0, Urban improvement, Smart towns, or Water, Agriculture, and Health.
Language and presentation skills

Fluency in English (analyzing, writing and verbal) is needed
Skilled communicator and presenter (writing and oral)
Organisational skills

Excellent organizational abilities, potential to coherently plan occasions; to provide plans to choice makers and colleagues; to implement plans and observe up on organized events
Interpersonal competencies

Operate both in a group in addition to independently
high-quality paintings mind-set, excellent and cooperative, team-participant
super social and communication competencies
Personal qualities

creative, problem-solving & end result oriented
Integrity & cooperation
Enthusiastic, pro-active mind-set to varying responsibilities and workloads
We offer

At the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mumbai, you’ll be working in a multi-disciplinary and dynamic surroundings wherein you may collaborate with the one of a kind groups gift inside the Trade Network in India. Besides Innovation, these are Trade Promotion, Investment Promotion and Education. We offer a aggressive revenue and a dynamic and global running environment with good secondary conditions.

The a success candidate will be presented a nearby settlement (consistent with the Rrlok policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The function is complete-time – 38 hours in keeping with week. The profits might be decided consistent with the relevant work experience of the candidate at Pay scale 7.

More data

If you would like more records regarding the content of this function please touch Freek Jan Frerichs, Head of the Innovation Department (Delhi) at fjf@hollandinnovationnetwork.In.

Selection system


Please put up your CV and cover letter thru electronic mail earlier than 26 October 2020. Applications need to be sent to sandra.Kalidien@minbuza.Nl with the concern line ‘Application – Junior Innovation Officer Mumbai’.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview via video conferencing. The recruitment process may even involve written exercising and reference assessments.


About the author

Lara Patrick

Lara Patrick

Lara Patrick is the Vice President of Point of Sale Strategy and Education in New York City. Lara earned her MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago and is an alumna of two leading industry leadership programs.

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