Project Consultant: Economic Development and Innovation Consulting – Public sector
Do you want
– to give meaning to your job?
– an ambitious business project?
– a people-centred company?
Our service offer :
We create synergies between private and public actors to assist them in the development of their innovation and regional economic development strategies, the financing of strategic projects, the management and evaluation of their performance and acceleration of societal, environmental, and economic impacts.
Our overall mission, Innovation & Performance for Impact, is fulfilled by measurable and lasting results which positively impact the competitiveness of organisations, respond to major societal challenges and seek to facilitate international cooperation.
Our clients :
• Public authorities, agencies and para public bodies, the world of higher education and research institutes,
• SMEs and large corporations in all the sectors of activity
• in France and across in Europe
To deliver our current project portfolio we are looking to strengthen our Innovation and Territories Team and we are looking for a consultant to be based either in our Sophia Antipolis (06) or Lille (59) offices.
The Innovation and Territory department, based in Sophia-Antipolis, is focused on supporting public-sector players in three complementary areas: defining their competitiveness and/or innovation strategy, analysing the value and measuring the impact, and accelerating European and international cooperation.
We manage a portfolio of innovation and territorial development projects for French public authorities (municipalities, regions, State…), and we also manage direct contracts with the European Commission with projects financed by Horizon Europe and Interreg Europe. Our missions cover a wide range of subjects: innovation, economic development and business parks, entrepreneurship, sectoral analysis, digital and environmental transition, etc.
For example, we manage the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, a project for the animation of the Interreg community and the exchange of regional cooperation good practices.
We work on the strategic plans for French Regions: SRDEII (regional economic development, innovation and internationalisation plan), RIS3…
We work with local authorities on their economic development strategies and the strategies for hosting companies (business parks, science parks, real estate, incubators, accelerators etc.).
We support clusters and actors in the higher education sector in their strategic approaches, and in accessing European funding opportunities and networks (setting up and running projects).
We are looking to expand our team specialised in French and European regional development.
Your daily challenge
More specifically, your mission will consist of:
- Providing consulting services on the topics of economic development, innovation and regional development.
- Supporting directors and project managers in the overall management of projects
- Ensuring the quality and follow-up of projects
- Contributing to the company’s marketing activities
- Attached to G.A.C. office in Sophia Antipolis or the team in Lille, national and international travels are required.
Who are you ?
Holder of a Master in the field of economic and/or territorial development, European project management or an engineering degree in a relevant scientific area.
3 to 5 years of consulting experience in regional economic development and innovation strategies.
Previous experience with large-scale European/international projects would be a plus.
You are fluent in French and English, a third language is a plus.
You have excellent writing and analytical skills
You are comfortable delivering presentations and leading meetings.
You are familiar with office software.
You have the ability to work in a multicultural environment (different countries, subjects, types of actors).
Your assets to succeed in this position
You are a versatile and result-oriented person. You appreciate teamwork as well and demonstrate creativity, rigour, and precision.
Please contact Marc Pattinson email@example.com for more details and information on how to apply.