Innovation Manager

Job title

Innovation Manager

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Job purpose

We are seeking a seasoned professional with an entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivated and should propose and implement new initiatives related to innovation management and program development.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, plan and develop national and international cross border innovation and research consortiums and projects.
  • Have experience in managing, coordinating bilateral and multilateral projects and teams.
  • Should have demonstrated experience in meeting and working with innovation stakeholders from public and private sector (international and / or domestic), developing and implementing consortiums and projects.
  • Coordinate all cross-functional activities, represent GBI and collaborate with team leaders across various consortiums and projects.
  • Support with budget and resource planning for various projects and programs.
  • Monitor progression of all projects and recommend improvements to management regular basis and oversee reporting
  • Assess client/ project requirements, constantly scan for new credible sources of leads, deliver high quality/professional proposals and presentations.
  • Have a good understanding of technology, startups product lifecycle, go-to Market strategies, understanding of business models, market and product management aspects.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by tracking national and international innovation and technology policies, attending workshops, reviewing publications and establishing networks.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with Indian and International governmental and financial agencies.
  • Establish and maintain ecosystem partnerships with clusters, incubators, accelerators, investors, corporates industry associations, etc.


  • Post Graduate / MBA - International Relations, Business / Technology / Innovation with 6 – 8 years experience.
  • Experience with working with national or international trade / financial organizations, developmental agencies, research / innovation labs or similar organizations.     
  • Experience with writing proposal for national and international research and innovation projects and consortiums.
  • Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


The job requires a person to work in Bangalore or Delhi, India - must be willing and eligible to travel in India and internationally.

To apply:

Candidates with relevant profiles to submit CV along with cover letter to Harsha Lingam, COO, GBI at: [email protected]