Innovation Consultant - Life Sciences & Health
32 tot 40 uur
32 tot 40 uur
Sluitingsdatum: 31-08-2024
At Catalyze we strive to accelerate 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 relevant 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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For our Life Science & Health department we are looking for an:


Are you passionate about being a part of a young and professional team that is committed to make a positive difference in human health? As an innovation consultant, you work closely with our clients to transform their innovative ideas into projects and set-up valuable partnerships. You take a leading role in conceptualizing and co-developing their project plan, development pathway and commercialization strategy. You act as the trusted guide and critical partner of our clients to lead them 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 field of Life Sciences & Health.
  • Coordinate and manage the project application process with client and (large) stakeholder groups.
  • Writing project proposals, 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.
  • Bringing together companies, universities, and research institutes to establish long-term partnerships.
  • 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.


  • Passion for Life science & health innovations, experience is preferred.
  • A relevant Master’s degree, preferably with a Life Science & Health and/or business focus.
  • Substantial experience (3+ years) in grant writing, writing strategic plans or business plans, science communication, or in managing and coordinating large projects.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a commercial environment, preferably in an advisory/consulting role
  • Demonstrable insights into the development of Life Science & Health innovations, from ideation to commercialization.
  • At least a general understanding of funding programs.
  • Live in the Netherlands or willing to relocate to the Netherlands

Competences & skills

  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills
  • Highly organized, independent, and result-driven with a strong commercial awareness
  • Personal and situational leadership qualities
  • Excellent social, communication and people-management skills
  • Pro-active and client-oriented attitude
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)


  • 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.

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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