Head of Innovation at Beta-i

About Beta-i

Based in Lisbon, Beta–i is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, having the mission of improving entrepreneurship through 3 main acting principles: create and boost a network of entrepreneurship; accelerate startups with global ambition and facilitate their access to investment; and create space, services and products focused on startups and their methodologies.

The Challenge: a new innovation area

We strongly believe in the power of startup tools and culture to foster innovation inside big corporations, to increase their competitiveness.

We believe that, sometimes, innovation has to be an immersive experience with our clients, so we are there to assess their needs, help them frame their challenges and build the right environment to ideate and test solutions. We support innovation teams on their way to success and we go with them all the way: from how to work with limited resources, to their field work and get out of the building, to prepare them to present internally their ideas.

We´ve been working with companies like Aki, EDP, Nestlé and Airbus; go and ask them what they thought of us! We believe that there is an opportunity to take this to the next level, and position Beta-i as a key player in coporate innovation. To help us achieve that, we are looking for a Human-centric innovation leader to grow Beta-i’s innovations services to the biggest industry players. We are very proud of our International clients and aim to improve and further extend our innovation offering.

What will you do?

  • Lead the Innovation team at Beta-i
  • Design and implement a business growth strategy for this area
  • Lead innovation programs with your team
  • Create innovative proposal designs and structures
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to your team
  • Contribute to the growing innovation knowledge and practice base

What should you bring with you?

  • Relevant know-how as a design thinker implementing innovation methodologies in several clients
  • Significant expertise in product and service prototyping
  • Awesome experience in creativity and startup methodologies (such as lean startup, business model innovation, fast prototyping, A/B testing)
  • Good understanding of digital technologies (such as web development, app development, hardware prototyping)
  • Some knowledge of key technological developments of our times (such as IoT, AR/VR, wearables, sensors, AI, robotics, etc.)
  • Will to lead and inspire a team of innovators and developers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A track-record of great end-to-end projects delivery to clients

Lisbon is a growing international hub and Beta-i is one of its key players and we believe that we’re living very exciting times and moving to a new phase of the ecosystems where investment is one of the key success factors for new and dynamic entrepreneurs.

We are now a team of 30+ people and we are looking for people who share the same vision as us, that have deep knowledge in startups and that like to work in a fast–paced working environment with an autonomous attitude to get things done.