Innovation Consultant
32 tot 40 uur
32 tot 40 uur
Sluitingsdatum: 30-06-2024
At Catalyze we are dedicated to accelerating innovations that have a positive impact on the world.

The development of disruptive innovations is a complex process, taking many years and requiring substantial funds. While many great innovative ideas and technologies are emerging at an accelerating rate, it often proves difficult for academics and early-stage companies to make the translation from lab to the market. “How to position the innovation in the market best?”, “How to obtain funding for the next development step?”, “With whom can I collaborate to lift my innovation to the next level?” are all essential questions on the road to success.

Who we are

Catalyze is a leading consultancy company that drives the success of meaningful innovations in the field of Life Sciences & Health, Green & Sustainable Innovations and Deep Tech. With over 20 years of experience in strategy and funding consultancy, we support our clients throughout their innovation journey to help bringing their groundbreaking innovations to life. Our clients include world-leading experts and great entrepreneurial minds that work on cutting-edge innovations. This allows us to be at the forefront of technological innovations and create a highly inspiring environment that fosters continuous growth.

"Join us in accelerating positive global impact”

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We are seeking a motivated and driven individual to join our team as an Innovation Consultant.

As an Innovation Consultant, you will be part of our very dynamic teams and play a pivotal role in collaborating closely with our clients in various fields such as Life Sciences & Heath, Green & Sustainable Innovations, Deep Tech and guide them along their innovation journey, and turning their ideas into tangible reality.


You will take a leading role in defining, shaping and co-developing their innovation strategy, financing strategies, development pathway, commercialization strategy and project plan, and set-up collaborations. As the trusted guide and critical partner to our clients, it will be your mission to lead our clients towards success. You will report to the Managing consultant and have the opportunity to grow into a Managing Consultant or Senior Consultant position.

  • Independently developing project proposals for our clients in the fields of Life Sciences & Health, Green & Sustainable Innovations and/or Deep tech.
  • Coordinate and manage the project application process with client and (large) stakeholder groups.
  • Writing project proposals, grants, business cases and business plans for clients.
  • Providing strategic advice on the positioning of projects towards funding agencies.
  • Actively thinking with clients about business, commercialization and/or development strategies and positioning of their innovations and technologies.
  • Performing market research and desk research within the diverse fields of our clients.
  • Facilitating long-term partnerships between companies, universities, and research institutes.
  • Actively follow new developments and innovations in the industry and contribute to strengthen our expertise.
  • Guiding and coaching of fellow team members.
  • Establish and maintain long-term client relationships and identify and act on new funding opportunities for our established clients.


We are seeking candidates with:

  • A passion for innovation.
  • A relevant Master’s degree, preferably with a Life Science & Health; Green & Sustainable Innovations, and/or business focus.
  • Substantial experience (3+ years) in grant writing, strategic planning, science communication, or in managing and coordinating large projects.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a commercial environment, preferably in a client-facing advisory/consulting role
  • Demonstrable insights into the development of innovations from ideation to commercialization in the field of Life Science & Health, Green & Sustainable Innovations, and/or Deep tech
  • General understanding of funding programs.
  • Residence in the Netherlands or willingness to relocate.

Competences & skills

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational skills, independent, and result-driven mindset with a strong commercial awareness
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Outstanding social, communication and people-management skills
  • Pro-active and client-oriented attitude
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

What we offer

  • A competitive gross salary based on experience with excellent secondary conditions.
  • Permanent position after successful temporary (1-year) appointment.
  • Opportunity to grow into a Managing Consultant or Senior Consultant position
  • Performance based bonus structure
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • 27 vacation days per year
  • Commuting allowance
  • Pension plan
  • Monthly working from home allowance
  • Laptop
  • Possibility to work completely location-independent for a maximum of 2 months
  • Lease bike plan
  • 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.

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

Company Policy
At Catalyze, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds. Catalyze is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
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