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Innovation Space Manager EIT Digital Amsterdam

Reporting to EIT Digital’s Netherlands Director, the Innovation Space Manager has overall responsibility for all activities, including …

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Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
24 - 32 uur
€ 3525 - € 5512 per maand


Reporting to EIT Digital’s Netherlands Director, the Innovation Space Manager has overall responsibility for all activities, including administrative/financial aspects. S/he will be supporting all events and activities such as the Innovation and Education Call activities, Innovation and Accelerator Activities, and Education Activities in a collaborative manner with the EIT Digital Node in Eindhoven and in close alignment with colleagues across Europe.

Main responsibilities include building a network in the AMA and taking the lead in developing the programme of activities in innovation, launching an Industrial Doctorates Programme in Digital Finance in co-operation with CWI and universities. The Manager will strengthen connections with CWI wherever relevant.


The candidate is a postgraduate with STEM education, preferably with Computer Science specialization, with a minimum of five+ year experience in innovative technical or business positions. Work experience across organisations and / or work experience in an international organization is a plus. Also required is a sound understanding of administrative and financial processes, experience of coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, and experience in events planning, organization and execution. We also look for aptitude in problem-solving and a hands-on with entrepreneurial mind-set. You are fluent in Dutch and English with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be based at CWI in Amsterdam but will also be traveling to Eindhoven and the other European Co-Location Centres.


The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The appointment will be for a period of one year, extension with a further two years is possible, depending on achievements. The gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3,525,- to € 5,512,- (salary scales 11/12) depending on relevant work experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions. Please visit our website for more information about our terms of employment: www.cwi.nl/terms-of-employment.

Additional information

How to apply

Applications can be sent before 7 April 2018. Applications without a detailed resume and a motivation letter will not be considered.

Additional information

For more information about the vacancy, please contact EIT Digital Netherlands Director Patrick Essers, email: patrick.essers@eitdigital.eu, mobile +31 (0)683 965 125.
For more information about CWI, please visit www.cwi.nl or watch the video “A Fundamental Difference” about working at CWI.


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of NWO. The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses. CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam that is presently developing into a major location of research in the natural sciences in The Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam and of the Vrije Universiteit as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.

EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. It unites over 150 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes. As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done in a network of Co-Location Centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm and Trento. There also is a hub in Silicon Valley.

About EIT Digital Innovation Space Amsterdam

The EIT Digital Innovation Space Amsterdam opened in November 2017 to connect industry, universities, research institutes and public organisations in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) with the EIT Digital network. Two of the priorities are expanding the network of scale-up companies in the AMA and launching educational activities, starting with an Industrial Doctorates Programme in Digital Finance. The Innovation Space is hosted by national research institute Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) at Amsterdam Science Park. CWI supports the Innovation Space by employing the manager and by providing facilities. Within CWI the position falls under the Manager R&D.