Business Development Manager
Posted : 15 February 2023
Closes : 7 March 2023
Location : Dublin City University

Business Development Manager
Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics
Professional 6
Fixed Term Contract up to 24 months

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics ( is an SFI funded Research Centre which brings together researchers from University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Maynooth University (MU) and Tyndall National Institute. It creates a critical mass of more than 400 researchers from Ireland’s leading ICT clusters to carry out
research on a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services and Sustainability and Operations.

The €150m Centre is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and a wide range of industry and European Union partners. Insight’s research focus encompasses a broad range of data analytics technologies from machine learning, decision analytics and social network analysis to linked data, recommender systems and the sensor web. Together, with more than 220 partner companies, Insight researchers are solving critical challenges in the areas of Connected Health and the Discovery Economy.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the position include:
 Play a lead role in the development of and implementation of the Site’s business development strategy.
 Play a lead role in achieving the Site’s business development financial targets, goals and objectives.
 Identify opportunities for collaboration with industry partners and funding organisations.
 Identify and promote potential areas of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaboration within the Centre and the University.
 Maintain a deep understanding of the state of the art research being carried out at the Site and match the needs of industry to the emerging research capabilities and technology being developed by the research groups.
 Maintain a good understanding of the University’s policies as they relate to research e.g. governance, data management, ethics and intellectual property, and ensure these policies are taken into account during the process of contract development and
 Pro-actively support researchers engaging with industry collaborators in co-ordinating and developing external and internal research projectsubmissions.
 Work closely with DCU’s TTO, Invent on opportunities for research commercialisation including identifying opportunities for spinouts and spin-ins.
 Plan and organize demonstrations of collaborative research outcomes at public and industry events. Help research teams present their work in a manner suitable to the relevant audience.
 Ensure that appropriate quality promotional materials such as brochures, videos, podcasts relevant to industry audiences are developed and produced.
 Manage the engagement process with Partner Institutions, Partner Centres and/or industry partners as required.
 Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of governance/annual/quarterly and monthly metrics reports for the Centre Manager and Director, asrequested.
 Any other relevant task as requested by the Centre Manager or Centre Director.

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