About the role
Hello Tomorrow Asia Pacific seeks a Projects Executive to help build tools and frameworks that support the delivery of successful outcomes in the translation of science and engineering IP to industry.
They will work closely with senior team members to engage corporates, governments, and institutions to scope, design, and deliver on a range of open-innovation initiatives, startup programmes, workshops, etc.
Hello Tomorrow supports the development and commercialisation of deep technologies to address our toughest global challenges. We’ve built a global ecosystem focused on the acceleration of ambitious innovations for impact at scale.
- We build a collaborative ecosystem:
To bring innovations to life we connect all key players — start-ups, institutions, investors, accelerators, and industry leaders — through programmes, dialogues, and competitions around the globe.
- We empower key stakeholders:
We provide innovation consulting and services to help corporations and governments leverage the potential of emerging technologies, understand the impact on their organisations, and collaborate with start-ups to accelerate their businesses.
- We uncover opportunities:
We identify and analyse innovation trends and dynamics; and host dialogues that thoroughly consider the evolving roles of emerging technologies in our society.
They will help to plan and execute all innovation programme- and project-related activities undertaken by the Organisation. They will be actively involved in consulting with our external partners and clients, with the view of proposing, scoping, crafting, and executing thoughtful initiatives, programmes, and projects that drive value for all parties involved.
Examples of projects that they will work on include:
Incubation and Acceleration programmes
Industry innovation projects
Learning expeditions and workshops
Supporting the design and execution of above-mentioned initiatives and programmes that help stakeholders create value, solve pain points, and unlock growth opportunities; and building meaningful long-term relationships and collaborations with them. These stakeholders are varied, and include MNCs, SMEs, academic/ research institutions, investors, governmental bodies, and NGOs.
Conducting research and analysis as required to support the activities of the Organisation and the outcomes of specific projects. The research covers a wide breadth of topics which include science & technology, government & industry, and communities & eco-systems, amongst others.
Building relationships with project partners, including clients, mentors, volunteers, and vendors, ensuring quality execution, reporting, and delivery.
Formulating discussions, workshops, and roundtables around innovation development across a range of industries.
Conceptualising and facilitating dialogues and events to drive commercial opportunities for the Organisation and project outcomes for partners.
TRAITS & COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate is deeply curious about technical innovations and how researchers, start-ups, governments, private capital markets, and corporates intersect to develop meaningful innovations at scale. They are thoughtful and organised, able to respectfully challenge and improve the status quo, whilst simultaneously deliverables are achieved in expected fashion.
Communityship is deeply embedded in Hello Tomorrow’s ethos. The ideal candidate is trustworthy, purpose-driven, affable, and emphatic, able to engage purposefully and genuinely with all backgrounds and interests. All of Hello Tomorrow’s team members serve as pillars of the community that we have built, and the person filling this role will be expected to do no less.
In addition, they should
Be communicative, proactive, and self-initiated, working well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team, possessing very strong communication and facilitation skills.
Be intuitive, listen emphatically, think strategically, and be able to articulate and drive opportunities for both our clients and our organisation.
Always be thinking critically, and be comfortable with scaling up the learning curve quickly.
Uphold excellence in their work and be highly organised and responsible.
Have interest in designing new business models and building businesses.
Be polished, and always conduct themself professionally, but also flexible and always ready to roll up their sleeves to do what needs to be done.
1-3 years of professional working experience with an undergraduate degree in Science & Engineering or Entrepreneurship-related courses.
Candidates with a background in corporate innovation, venture building, accelerator/ incubator programmes, or who have played key roles in the creation and scaling of a start-up will be favourably considered.
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
What we do is challenging, yet purposeful work. Our team is intentional about playing on each member’s strengths, applying ourselves towards areas that each of us would personally find fascinating, and satisfied in accomplishing. We support each other closely, and do our best to accommodate when life gets in the way. There are no stupid questions, and we treat each other with utmost respect as valued individuals.
To roll with our team and be one with our ecosystem of creative daredevils, you should be an effective communicator, tireless in the face of tough questions, endlessly curious, and, above all – genuine, gritty, tenacious, resourceful, and responsible. This is a fast-paced multi-cultural environment, so your time management skills must be impeccable, and you should enjoy thinking on the fly and embracing challenges head-on.