Business Developer Industrial & Digital DeepTech
32 tot 40 uur
32 tot 40 uur
Sluitingsdatum: 29-07-2024
As Europe is prioritizing deep-tech innovations to secure technological leadership and strategic autonomy, funding bodies, policymakers, and investors are recognizing the potential of emerging technologies for societal impact and economic growth. We passionately support this new wave of deep-tech innovations for emerging future industries.

We are seeking a motivated and driven Business Developer to further expand our business in the area of Industrial and Digital Deep Tech. In this new area you will play a crucial role in identifying new business opportunities, building your own client network, and supporting the growth of our company in the dynamic field of Industrial & Digital Deep Tech.

You will take lead & responsibility in the commercial success of this new field that Catalyze is expanding its services into and this is a great opportunity for someone who is entrepreneurial and thrives in establishing and validating a potential new business unit.

Who we are

Catalyze is a consultancy company specialized in raising (non-dilutive and dilutive) funds for the most ambitious R&D and scale-up projects. Furthermore, we help our clients accelerate their innovations from lab to market with dedicated business acceleration services and project management. These services are provided to various types of innovative organizations such as start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SME), multinationals, universities, and research organizations.

With a rapidly growing number of funding and investment opportunities for engineering breakthroughs, we aim to leverage our innovation and technology expertise to provide strategic and tailored support to industrial innovators.

With our network around industrial hubs in Europe we have already been successfully accelerating innovations in emerging Chip/Semiconductor industries, Quantum Computing, Photonic Technologies, Robotics, Advanced Industrial Materials and Additive Manufacturing.

On top of this we have also been slightly active in developing funding and innovation projects in digital sectors covering Artificial Intelligence applications, Digitalisation of industries, Distributed and Decentralized Computing and Communication and Extended Reality Innovations.

Our teams aim to grow our support to inventors, applied researchers and engineers from leading technology universities and institutes, along with entrepreneurs and experts from established deep-tech companies in their quest to bring industrial and digital innovations to market.
In our ambition to further solidify our growth we have an opportunity for a

Business Developer Industrial & Digital Deep Tech

Are you passionate about being a part of a young and professional team that collaborates with highly innovative clients? As a Business Developer, you take the lead in scouting for high quality innovative projects in the industrial and digital Deep Tech field, identifying needs and supporting our clients where we can add most value. Think about strategic services to support them in further developing their business case or our funding services to support them in trying to acquire the right amount of funding to bring them to the next step on their path to growth.


As a Business Developer you will be involved in:

  • Scouting for high quality innovative projects/companies in Europe.
  • Identify the needs and challenges of your potential clients regarding funding and further growth on their journey to the market.
  • Match their needs with the right Catalyze services and/or external international funding opportunities.
  • Independently propose and negotiate commercial conditions.
  • Independently create new services based on the needs and challenges in the market.
  • Build up your own strong (inter)national innovation network with new and existing clients.
  • Maintain existing customer relationships, visit conferences and attend client events.
  • Taking a lead in knowledge sharing and in attracting new business. 
  • Further expand the Industrial and Digital Deep Tech sector under the Catalyze Brand. 

Why you?

  • You want to contribute to solving todays and future challenges.
  • You have insight in state-of-the art industrial and digital deep tech technologies and in the commercial needs within the field.
  • You are proactive and independent.
  • You are a team player and easily connect to others.
  • You have good communication skills and are passionate to help innovative companies and leading researchers in the field bringing their innovations to the market.


You have a passion for innovation and deep tech, and you strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster.

  • Commercial understanding such as operation of various business models within Industrial & Digital Deep tech sectors and a passion for sales and account management is extremely crucial.
  • Basic technical understanding in both Industrial and Deep tech sectors such as Chip/Semiconductor industries, Quantum Computing, Photonic Technologies, Robotics, Advanced Industrial Materials, Additive Manufacturing and IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), machine learning, automation, robotics, and data analytics[KS8] 
  • Minimum 5 years of sales and business development experience in a relevant field.
  • You hold a relevant MSc preferably with a business focus study degree.
  • Strong network of innovative companies/researchers and stakeholders in the Netherlands or Europe in the field of Industrial and Digital Deep Tech Innovations.
  • Having experience with public-private partnerships and larger consortia (such as Horizon Europe, EIC Accelerator, Eurostars) and understanding of the R&D grant landscape is an advantage.

Competences & Skills

  • You thrive in a commercial environment.
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence.
  • Excellent Sales and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent language skills in both English & Dutch.
  • Proactive and not afraid to take responsibility.
  • Self-critical mindset with the will to deliver quality above all.
  • True team player.
  • Basic knowledge in commercial aspects of green and sustainable innovations.
  • Experience in negotiating is a strong advantage.

What can you expect from Catalyze

  • A competitive gross salary based on experience with excellent secondary conditions.
  • Permanent position after successful temporary (1-year) appointment.
  • Opportunity to grow into a Senior Business Developer
  • Performance based bonus structure
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • 27 vacation days per year
  • Pension plan
  • Monthly working from home allowance
  • Laptop
  • Lease car
  • Lease bike plan
  • Mobile phone
  • Healthy lunch at the office
  • Great colleagues and a pleasant and fun work environment and lots of social activities.
  • A professional and dynamic working environment that values independence, entrepreneurship, and self-development.

Are you interested in this position? Then we would like to receive your motivation with CV by submitting our Online Application Form.
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