With a team of researchers you make technological breakthroughs happen in manufacturing industry. Take technical lead of innovative projects and ensure industry relevance
As a Technical Project Manager you steer the execution of industry-driven technology research projects.
With a high level view, you:
- take the technical lead and encourage the researchers of several Flanders Make Core Labs to look for new solutions;
- build a collective ambition with all stakeholders for the determined project; relevant user groups (Automotive and Machine Building Companies), and knowledge partners (Research Labs at Partner Universities);
- drive for an excellent execution and lead the project team;
- ensure that project results are relevant for industry and excellent (scientific).
In infrastructure projects you also build up research infrastructure. “As a technical project manager, you spend time discussing and challenging people. In the project I get really enthusiastic when we are trying different things. I learned never to make conclusions in a premature phase. …I give input to challenge researchers and make sure we are looking beyond the current possibilities.”
(Abdel, Technical project manager since 2012 @ Flanders Make)