The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium.
ESA is Europes gateway to Space!
For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Technology Transfer Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Technology Transfer and Patent Office.
The Technology Transfer and Patent Office (TTPO) facilitates and de-risk the technology transfer process by offering access to technical expertise, technologies as well as financial support to the industry.
In particular, the office is in charge of : - managing and fostering the use of space technologies outside the space field and implementing related demonstration activities;
coordinating the technical support to technology transfer activities;- acting as the Secretariat for the Patents Group managing all aspects related to the ESA patents portfolio in accordance with the Patents Group mandate;
promoting the utilization of ESAs patents portfolio by both space and nonspace industry.The Head of the TTPO requires a Technology Transfer Officer who will focus on liaising with scientists and engineers at ESA (particularly ESTEC) with a view to identifying technological developments taking place within the Agency and under ESA contracts suitable for use in other sectors.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Assessing the technical key benefits of the technologies developed under ESA contracts and ESA patents, and how they could answer needs from other fields of applications;
Build technology / know-how descriptions catalogue stemming out of ESA RD activities;
Build a network of space companies interested in technology transfer;
Support the set-up and organization of call for proposals as well as the assessment of proposals for technology transfer feasibility studies, proof of concepts and demonstrators resulting from the TTPO s activities.
The Technology Transfer Officer will provide expertise for the evaluation of proposals, and support the follow-up of the contracts placed with industry.
The Technology Transfer Officer will also actively contribute to other existing activities of the TTPO, in particular related to the technical support and the patents.
As a minimum a Master degree in a relevant technical or scientific discipline. In addition, diplomas or experience in relevant areas such as technology transfer, technology assessment, commercialization, intellectual property (in particular patent rights, licensing and patenting process) are essential;
Fluency in English;
Motivation, initiative and ability to work with a minimum of supervision;
Good communication and interpersonal skills;
Previous experience of working in ESA environment and similar public research organization is desirable.
What do we offer
ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth.
If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.