Manager Innovation



About the role

At Meatable we are looking for a Manager Innovation who can help us stay on top of everything that is happening in the world around us. Someone who can ensure that we are always the first to know about any relevant studies/experts/companies that might help us improve our techniques. Someone who can help filter the input from various organizations we see coming to us. And someone who can build relationships with these parties, as well as negotiate, and ensure that the cooperation is beneficial for all parties. Alongside evaluating and managing potential innovations which could be beneficial to Meatable, the Manager Innovation will work closely with our R&D teams to identify where in our processes external collaborations could help us solve important problems.

Therefore, we are looking for someone with a solid Life Science background and experience, so that this person is able to understand all of the facets of our work (cell biology, media development, bioprocess engineering, tissue engineering and an ability to understand food science), who can bring to us experience from a scientific affairs & innovation role, preferably combined with a thorough understanding of patenting and licensing.

This person will work very closely together with Daan Luining, our founder and CTO and the driver of Meatable’s methodologies. Together they will form our Technology Intelligence team (which can be expanded in the future) and ensure that Meatable is always on-top-of any innovation that is relevant for us.

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Create overview of any specific input our researchers need help with now or in the future, and define potential parties who can be of help with these questions
- Constantly scan our direct and indirect environment (universities, associations, start-ups in related fields, publications, etc) for any novelty techniques that might be(come) interesting for us
- Filter input/requests we receive from a variety of companies/institutions that want to cooperate with us
- Prioritize potentially interesting parties, discuss with the senior stakeholders, and engage in partnership conversations and negotiations with the most important players
- Review and monitor R&D results
- Structure all discussions around patenting, licensing and ensure that Meatable remains in control of its own technology

Who are you:

- A self-starter, independent, hands-on, not afraid to reach out to new people or to work/interact with senior people from large organizations
- Structured and conscientious
- A good networker, easily able to build relationships, but at the same time a strong negotiator who is able to negotiate with smaller as well as larger parties
- Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders within Meatable: scientists, commercial teams and Management


  • MSc or PHD in life sciences
  • 5+ years experience in scientific affairs & innovation management (combined with business intelligence, partnerships)
  • Understanding of cell biology, media development, bioprocess engineering & tissue engineering
  • Thorough knowledge of innovations and development in life sciences
  • Experience both in academics and business is a pre
  • Experience with and solid understanding of MTA, patenting, licensing is a pre
  • Experience with stakeholder management is a pre

Meatable Offers

  • A competitive salary
  • Participation in our employee stock option plan and pension plan
  • A dynamic work environment in a new exciting field using cutting edge technologies, working with the leaders in the field
  • A caring culture with strong emphasis on team performance and personal development
  • Gym Membership

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