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Cleantech Innovation Officer to the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai

Position: Cleantech Innovation Officer
Location: Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai
Deadline for Application: 24th of August

The position

Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai is looking for an energetic, positive and bright individual to take over a full-time position as Innovation Officer within Cleantech.

The position is based at the Innovation Centre Denmark co-located with Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai. The position is available now.

You will have an outstanding platform to develop Sino-Danish partnerships within research, development, commerce and innovation – working with new technologies, innovative business models and partnerships to enhance Danish – Chinese value creation and growth ultimately.

In this challenging and fulfilling job in an international environment you will have plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development.

Job description

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Innovation Centre in Shanghai, you will join a team of excellent colleagues dedicated to commerce, research and innovation collaborations between the Danish cleantech sectors and their Chinese counterparts.

You are expected to understand and quickly acquire an overview of the Danish Cleantech segments and networks, with support of your colleagues at the Danish missions in China.

You are expected to identify Chinese business and innovation opportunities towards Danish stronghold positions; and develop projects and activities that facilitate the Danish companies, organizations, and knowledge institutes’ growth opportunities in China.

You will be responsible for sales and execution of business consultancy services towards the Danish Cleantech companies on various needs, including but not limited to: technology scouting, partner identification, concept discovery & validation, business model development, and meeting facilitation & arrangement.

One of the tasks of the Innovation Centres based in 7 Global innovation “hot spots” is to bring insights into state-of-the-art developments back to Denmark in the form of smaller reports and analysis.

The Cleantech Innovation Officer is part of the Trade Council China Green Team and the new consultant is also expected to join projects within the broader environmental sphere, i.e. renewable energy, energy efficiency, water & wastewater etc., as well as contribute to Cleantech innovation projects across Global Innovation Centers.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for an open minded, positive and extrovert, flexible and enthusiastic team player with an eye for quality and efficiency in your daily work, and with the capability to deliver tangible results.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Preferred master degree in business/economics, engineering/science related academic disciplines
- Sales and consultancy experience from an international firm, and/or research experience from an international university/research institute and/or industry experience from Utility, Developer, Contractor etc.
- In-depth knowledge about the Chinese renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and environment industries, the policies, stakeholders and business models.
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Cross-cultural experience is a must. Experience in Europe and particularly in Denmark is a plus. Please specify in the application/Cover Letter your specific experience & engagement with Western companies/institutions/universities
- Excellent analytical and communication skills
- Ability to write reports and conduct analysis in relation to innovation projects
- Good business understanding
- Fluency in English and Mandarin (written and verbally)
- Self-driven, good interpersonal skills, result-oriented approach, and high drive to succeed your own and the team’s projects


Please send written application in English with CV, references and photo before 24. August 2018 to:

For questions and further information, please contact team leader Lars Eskild Jensen on work phone +86 185 1267 1196, or executive director Søren Boutrup on work phone +86 158 0058 0722.

Interviews will be held in Shanghai or at video conference 28. August 2018.

About Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai

Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai is an innovative unit within the Danish foreign missions in China. The focus is to promotethe Sino-Danish innovation collaboration on both academia and commercial level, with the ultimate goal of creating Danish growth.

The Innovation Centre is a joint cooperation between The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, located in technological hot spots around the world. Innovation Centre Denmark is currently present in Silicon Valley, Munich, Shanghai, Seoul, Sao Paolo, New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai is fully integrated within the Trade Council China, which is the government export, investment and collaboration promotion organization under Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Read more on