(Senior) Innovation Consultant (Digital & Secure technologies)

  • PNO Innovation Spain
  • 32 - 40 Hours
  • Fixed salary + Annual bonus + Social benefits

About the job

As a (Senior) Innovation Consultant, you will help our clients to achieve their goals in innovative projects within the Digital & Secure Technologies area. With your knowledge, you will be able to contribute to the growth of our team working on digital and secure technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing and advanced photonics. You will make the connection between the innovative ideas of our clients and the many funding possibilities available for the realization of their R&D projects. You will also be able to participate in EU-funded R&D projects with top partners, to ensure the impact of the R&D activities developed to the consecution of the strategic objectives of the EU.

In this role, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Business development: Identifying opportunities with partners in the value chain for the generation of new innovative projects. Expanding your network with potentially valuable partners.
  • Writing EU grant proposals: Conceptualizing, visualizing, and refining project ideas to ensure high-quality proposals.
  • Leading EU-funded projects: Overseeing projects from inception to the delivery of official deliverables, including project planning, market and stakeholder analysis, workshop organization, business plan formulation, and exploitation (and/or replication) strategy planning.
  • Providing high-end innovation consulting services on a senior level, particularly for European Institutions, Technology Platforms, Sector Organizations, and large corporate clients.
  • Keeping yourself updated on the most significant developments within your area of expertise and providing coaching to junior consultants in our team.

PNO Consultants is a successful pan-European innovation and funding consulting firm with over 35 years of experience. We are an open team from a wide range of disciplines all with a common goal: to support private and public organizations in their innovation processes and in identifying funding programs and obtaining funding for research, development, and innovation.

Strong in the network: PNO Consultants is part of the PNO Group, one of the largest consulting companies for publicly funded research and innovation projects. The team of PNO Consultants in Spain has been active since 2019. We are a highly motivated team, that strives to deliver quality to our clients, leveraging on a deep knowledge of different sectors such as Advanced materials and secure digital technologies, Transport & Mobility, Bioeconomy, etc. We are recognised for our passioned spirit based on collaboration and teamwork.

About you

You have the following background:

  • You have at least three years (Consultant) or eight years (Senior Consultants) of professional working experience at relevant organizations. Previous experience in consultancy will be positively evaluated.
  • Sound knowledge/proven experience on cloud, AI/ML and big data technologies and their implementations targeting security/cybersecurity, defence, telecom and digital transformation markets and applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of European research funding programs, such as Horizon 2020/HEU, EDF, ESA, Digital Europe, etc.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken is required.


Our offer

  • We offer a competitive annual salary package, with a fixed salary and social benefits year and you are eligible for a bonus.
  • 95% remote working. Presence is required for quarterly and team meetings (usually taking place in Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia). Travelling required for the attendance to project meetings and the participation in networking events.Involvement in international state-of-the-art projects at the European level, collaborating with renowned industries, universities, and research centers at both the national and global levels.

Our offer

Competitive Salary

95% remote working

Working in an International Team

State of the art projects


Process steps

Step 1

First interview

Step 2

Technical interview

Step 3

Team interview

Step 4

Final interview

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