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Innovation Manager



Do you want to be part of changing the foundations for our sustainable lives of tomorrow and are you very good at motivating yourself?

Then come and join us!

The Technikum Laubholz is a newly founded non-university top-level research institution for the development and transfer of innovative processes and products from hardwood and other renewable raw materials for industry in Baden-Württemberg and beyond.



  • The opportunity to help shaping the green future of our planet
  • The opportunity to help building a start-up company
  • Comprehensive training in a challenging and varied field of activity
  • Independent work with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Regular feedback meetings and a wide range of development opportunities through needs-based training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and a permanent employment contract
  • Mobile working and modern technical equipment
  • Attractive performance-related remuneration
  • Company-sponsored pension scheme
  • Open and dynamic corporate and communication culture
  • Subsidised canteen meals and free hot and cold drinks
  • Railcard50
  • Support in the event of a change of residence
  • Parking spaces directly in front of the company buildings



  • Trendscouting: Systematic identification of innovative technologies, trends and high-value applications in the TLH focus areas
  • Market screening: research on trend topics
  • Innovation Management: Planning, steering and controlling of innovation processes
  • Generation of new impulses for innovation processes – concept development
  • Examination of new ideas with regard to their potential for new business areas – external input and feedback
  • Research in international idea and innovation competition – start-up screening and evaluation
  • Systematic market, competition and technology monitoring
  • Presenting best practice examples of real innovations – Knowledge Sharing
  • Develop appropriate evaluation methods to select attractive ideas
  • Promoting and implementing innovations – building a technology and knowledge platform
  • Accompany co-creation projects with customers and partners
  • Acceleration of innovation processes
  • Elaboration of decision-making bases for the management



  • University degree in Business Administration, International Management or MBA Innovation and Business Creation or equivalent education or corresponding demonstrable experience
  • Experience in market analysis and trend research
  • Experience in turning ideas into projects, processes and products
  • Experience in systematic planning, management and control of the idea
  • Experience in processing business plans
  • Experience in working out financing concepts
  • Business fluent English
  • Independent and self-directed work
  • Assertiveness
  • Strong communication and presentation skills across all hierarchical levels
  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of MS Office 365 and project management systems

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Das Technikum Laubholz ist eine neue unabhängige außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung. Wir entwickeln innovative und hochwertige Anwendungen für Laubholz. Differenzierung durch Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit, Individualisierung und Konzentration auf höchste Wertschöpfung.