Senior Associate / Manager, Innovation
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The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.
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About Innovation Division
As the lead government agency in charting Singapore’s overall economic development, EDB has a key role in defining what an innovation-led economy looks like for Singapore and formulating the strategies toward it. The Innovation division in EDB is responsible for galvanising collective ambition within EDB and across the whole of government to chart the course toward enabling its development. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work with local and global innovation actors and strengthen Singapore’s existing value propositions and develop new ones as a location with the best-in-class innovation ecosystem globally.
In your role, your responsibilities will include:
• Understand local and international R&D and innovation policies, as well as its wider impact on Singapore and our economic competitiveness • Analyse the research and innovation intensity of sectors which EDB oversees, to define EDB’s approach in encouraging industry research and innovation activities • Work closely with key companies, partner agencies (e.g. ESG, NRF, MTI) and divisions in EDB (e.g. Accounts, Investment Facilitation, Policy & Planning) to develop value propositions around talent and open innovation in Singapore • Drive and coordinate EDB’s involvement in whole-of-government R&D and innovation initiatives such as Global Innovation Alliance, Industry Alignment Fund, Central Gap
• At least 3 years of working experience, preferably in innovation-related or policy-making roles • Demonstrates a keen sense of business acumen, ability to adapt and respond quickly to changes in priorities • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken; including ability and experience in engaging and managing stakeholders across all levels of seniority internally and externally • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking; ability to exercise analytical rigour for complex issues, structure analysis for ambiguous / complex issues and distil insights and actionable solutions
Advertised: Singapore Standard Time 10 Jun 2021
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time
10 Sep 2021