Careers At Iconiq Innovation

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team as we expand on the back of unprecedented levels of success and customer demand.

Current Positions

Proposal Writer / Grant Funding Specialist

Our team is seeking enthusiastic, creative and self motivated candidates to write proposals for new product or process development.

Job Description

Due to unprecedented levels of success and growing customer demand, we are seeking an experienced funding professional with an exceptional track record of securing grant funding.

Iconiq is a dynamic innovation consultancy dedicated to securing grant funding for our clients. The team here has secured over €95 million in the last 5 years, with substantial funding in the areas of coatings, printed electronics, composites, materials science, packaging and renewable energies.

The Role: Our team is seeking enthusiastic, creative and self motivated candidates to write proposals for new product or process development. This role requires someone who can understand complex technical and market information quickly, plan work to meet deadlines as well as work closely with clients, research providers, colleagues and project partners.

The Person: You will be educated to Degree level (or equivalent experience) in a science or business-related subject and preferably hold a post graduate degree (PhD, MSc, MBA) in a technical or business related subject. Along with an excellent technical and/or academic background, you will have experience or have a keen interest in commercial factors relating to new product development.

Ideally, you will have experience of preparing and writing Innovate UK and European Commission H2020 funding proposals to support our market leading success rates.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • assisting with knowledge transfer workshops to define innovative concepts and solutions for our clients
  • carrying out due diligence/techno-economic feasibility studies
  • authoring complex, detailed and well-structured new product development proposals
  • identifying and building relationships with experts and research organisations to create high quality proposals
  • liaising with suitable industrial, academic and research partners to gather information for submission of research proposals
  • ensuring proposals are prepared, evaluated and submitted to the required standard and deadlines.

The Benefits: In addition to offering an extremely varied, exciting and dynamic position, joining our team brings a raft of wider benefits. You will work with a range of dynamic, highly innovative companies, from multinationals and SMEs to leading research and technology organisations to support the development of ground breaking new technologies.

The role comes with a competitive salary package. The role is full-time and based at our offices in Market Harborough with some travel nationally and internationally expected occasionally. Even with the picturesque views of green fields and the occasional farm animals, we understand the need for flexibility. We offer flexible working which includes home working when suitable. When in the office, you can make the most of unlimited tea and coffee (yes that means free!) and free on-site parking. The Centre has a vibrant environment with some great communal areas providing ample networking potential including an on-site café.

If you require further information about the role please contact Ian Gee.

To apply for any of the positions advertised above, please email your CV and Cover Letter, detailing your salary expectations, to quoting the position title.