The main tasks of the Senior Business Developer are to improve ETRO’s "market” position, achieve industrial and EU-project income growth for ETRO-VUB and develop a business minded vision for the long-term organizational strategic goals of ETRO. This will be achieved by the following activities:
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel - employs more than 6000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital. As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour. Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalization cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
The Department of Electronics and Informatics - ETRO, was established in 1971 and is part of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB. ETRO as key industrial research pole - creator of five spin-off companies - and group of excellence in Strategic and Industrial Research, aims to make sense of audio, video, hyper dimensional signals and sensors for various sectors and to deliver unique value through a multi-disciplinary engineering approach. The multidisciplinary research group of more than 100 people gets inspired by unexplored engineering bottlenecks at the interface of various application domains: health care, biotech and food industry, media, surveillance, security, public safety, remote sensing, telecommunications, creative industries... Staying ahead of obvious R&D tendencies in demand-driven research, fundamental research is oriented towards creating disruptive innovation in the knowledge society.