NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC), a Technology Business Incubator of National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) invites applications from highly motivated professionals for the following positions

S. No. Position No. of positions
1 Manager – Business Development 1
2 Manager – Operations 1
3 Research Associates 3
Job Designation Manager – Business Development
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Plan & execute promotion & outreach activities creating business opportunities for incubated innovations and startups
  • Foster relationship with industry stakeholders enhancing support system for incubatees
  • Guide and assist incubatees in business development, marketing activities, and fund raising
  • Making business plans for small scale innovators, grassroots entrepreneurs, tech students, and other incubatees
  • Assist incubatees in compliances & certifications and fund-raising
  • Provide active support in daily operations of incubator
Qualification criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture & allied sciences/ Engineering (with understanding of agriculture sector in India) with a post-graduation in M.B.A/ PGDM Agriculture – Agribusiness / Finance/ Entrepreneurship / Marketing/ Rural management from premier institutions
  • Minimum three years of overall work experience in a business development role working in agriculture and allied sectors
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and social media tools
  • Knowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystem
  • Strong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills
Job Designation Manager – Operations
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Drive our core purpose of supporting grassroots innovations to create social impact and successful business model
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of incubation program – selection & induction of incubatees, tracking progress of incubatees, and tracking KPIs of the incubator
  • Assist incubatees in product design, prototyping, product improvement, and documentation
  • Fast track the scaling up of the incubatees
  • Provide active support in daily operations of incubator
Qualification criteria
  • Bachelors in Technology / Engineering / Agriculture / Veterinary and Masters in related field / MBA from premier institutions
  • Minimum three years of overall work experience in product development / research / incubation
  • Prior experience of working in manufacturing sector or supporting grassroots innovations, preferred
  • Knowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystem
  • Strong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills
Job Designation Research Associate
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide active support in daily operations of incubator
  • Assist incubatees in product design / market research / financial & statutory compliances / business development
  • Prepare technical documents and business plan for the incubated innovation
  • Resolve queries or concerns of incubatees related to compliances & certifications, marketing campaigns, and fund-raising
Qualification criteria
  • Bachelors in Technology / Engineering / Agriculture / Veterinary from premier institutions. Masters in related field / MBA / CA from premier institutions will be preferred
  • Prior experience in startup incubation or managing a start-up or technology research & commercialisation
  • Knowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystem
  • Strong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills

Age: Not exceeding 40 years for the position of Managers and 35 years for the post of Research Associates.

Tenure: All positions are contractual initially for two years.

Candidates can submit their applications in the attached format with a note explaining the suitability for the post applied through  E-mail at info@nifientrec.orgor to The Executive Director, NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC) C/o National Innovation Foundation – India, Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar Mahudi Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382650, India by speed / registered post.
The last date of submission of application is January 9, 2022.

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