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Project Manager Entrepreneurship Centre Hamburg (m/f/d)

Available from May 1, 2023

For almost two decades, HAMBURG INNOVATION GMBH (HI) has stood for successful knowledge and technology transfer in the Hamburg metropolitan region. The company operates at the interface between universities, research institutions, companies and the public sector with the aim of profitably networking entrepreneurial and scientific potential and creating sustainable value for science, politics, business and society.

For the Hamburg-wide joint project Startup Factories we are looking for a

Project Manager Entrepreneurship Centre Hamburg (m/f/d)

Full-time to support the development of an application for the "Startup Factories" programme

As part of the German government's startup strategy, several entrepreneurial centres, so-called Startup Factories, are to be funded nationwide from 2025 onwards. Hamburg has set itself the goal of working with stakeholders from business and science to develop a joint application for the planned call for proposals from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). The project aims to create a model region and a visible beacon for entrepreneurship and co-creation in northern Germany.

These are your tasks:

  • Preparation and application support for the development of a funding application within the framework of the upcoming BMWK call for proposals.

  • Coordinate the necessary internal and external coordination in the network of authorities, companies, universities, research institutes and other partner institutions.

  • Preparation and updating of a project plan and participation in the definition of milestones

  • Define and take responsibility for a tight schedule and monitor project progress, including preparation of project status reports.

  • Organisational control of the project, including responsibility for budget and results

  • Communication and interface with ministries/project executing agencies

  • Planning, conducting, facilitating and following up internal meetings and workshops

What you bring:

  • A degree, preferably in strategic or project management, innovation management, economics.

  • Experience in coordinating challenging multi-stakeholder projects

  • Knowledge of grant writing

  • Experience in seed funding and financing

  • Experience in designing, planning and facilitating workshops

  • Persuasiveness, strong communication skills, confident and customer-oriented demeanour

  • Fluent in German and English, both written and spoken

What we offer:

  • A challenging and varied role in an inspiring, innovative working environment

  • Working with a dedicated team of colleagues who will support you - even during the induction phase

  • Diverse insights into Hamburg's economy and science through personal contacts with entrepreneurs and multipliers in the context of current topics, trends and technologies

  • Collectively bargained employment (collective agreement of the Arbeitsrechtliche Vereinigung Hamburg e.V. [TVAVH]) Standard salary, one-off payments (special annual payment and performance-related payment), attractively subsidised pension scheme, capital formation benefits, 30 days' holiday.

  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours (flexitime and mobile working)

  • Professional and personal development and training opportunities

  • Modern, ergonomic office environment

  • Team events, discounts on fitness classes and more

Initially, the position is limited until 30/06/2024. If funding is successfully obtained, the position may be extended prospectively.

If you would like to become part of our innovative team and are interested in a varied and exciting role with plenty of scope for independent working, please send your detailed application, including details of your availability and salary expectations, by email to Ms Evdoxia Kobbe ( If you have any technical questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Nils Neumann, tel. 040 76629-6532.

Human Resources Department

Ms Evdoxia Kobbe

040 76629-6747

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Hamburg Innovation GmbH


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