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Innovation and process leader (T6)

Do you want to contribute to the development of an international center for research and innovation in processes and products for a sustainable bio-based economy? Do you want to use your good ability to analyze and map the development needs of small and large companies active in the field of bioeconomy, to identify and run projects that contribute to a better world? Then there is a job for you with us at RISE Processum AB!

Develop the biorefinery of the future together with us
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and the subsidiary RISE Processum are leading players in the development of the bioeconomy and biorefinery of the future. On commission of the Swedish Government, we are now establishing Bioeconomy Arena, which assembles RISE’s infrastructure for the development, upscaling and commercialization of new bio-based products and solutions. Through close industry collaboration, a flexible innovation environment is created from lab to pilot and demo scale, where development along entire value chains is made possible. Here, cutting-edge scientific expertise, state-of-the-art technology and entrepreneurs are brought together to increase the pace of change towards a bioeconomy and a resilient society. Now we need your help. Do you want to become one of us? We hope so!

RISE Processum
RISE Processum AB is a leading player in biorefinery development and hosts a cluster in biorefinery and bioeconomy. Based on forest raw materials, RISE Processum together with its partners develops new green processes and products such as fuels, chemicals, and materials. RISE Processums cluster makes, together with partners from industry and academia, an important hub for the development of new products, processes, and energy solutions from forest raw materials and the process industry's residual streams. RISE Processum AB is 60% owned by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and 40% by Processums member companies and is thus a subsidiary of the RISE Group. The company was founded in 2003 and is located in Örnsköldsvik. It offers an innovative research environment with lab, pilot, and demonstration facilities that are strongly connected to the existing industrial biorefineries in the area. More information is available at

We are now looking for an Innovation and process leader with a primary focus on initiating and leading new projects together with the cluster's actors and financing these via regional, national and European financing programs. This means that you actively lead the work with new applications or quotes.

About the role
As an Innovation and process leader, you will be a part of a team where we work together to meet the needs of the industry, and as part of the role, you will be involved in developing our various offers and services for both large and small companies. You will be actively working with identifying challenges with the companies that are connected to the cluster as well as other companies in the network that could benefit from being part of the cluster community.

This is done by analyzing and understanding the companies' needs and then supporting the companies on the road to commercialization via both internal and external offers and services. In addition to this, you will be helpful in other cluster activities such as events, workshops, and the development of content for innovation strategies and communication materials.

RISE Processum is a project-driven organization, therefore as part of the Innovation Systems Group, the role also includes running projects to promote cooperation and innovation in the field of biorefinery.

The location for the role is Örnsköldsvik, but other locations can also be discussed.

Who are you?
To be successful in the role we would like for you to have a relevant scientific or technical academic degree as a basis, and a good understanding of the challenges that exist in the research, development, innovation, and commercialization of new value chains in biorefinery and bioeconomy. You have documented experience in writing applications for funding from national and European research and innovation programs.

It is also meritorious with experience in innovation support for small and medium-sized companies and an advantage if you have a well-developed network in the innovation system in Sweden in general and in the bioeconomy. It is also an advantage with experience in project management, innovation, and process management as well as cluster operations.

As a person, you are independent and solution-oriented with a good ability to collaborate with others and make new contacts, both internally and externally. Good communicative ability both in writing and orally in both Swedish and English is a requirement.

Welcome with your application!
If you are curious and want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact: Johan Börjesson, Head of Innovation System Group, 010 516 67 77. Selection is ongoing and the last application date is 5 august 2022.

Our union representatives are Yvonne Söderström Nordin, +46 10 516 67 65 and Frida Sandberg, +46 10 516 67 79 for Unionen and Jörg Brucher, +46 73 829 31 51 for Sveriges Ingenjörer.

Project manager, innovation, bioeconomy, biorefinery, research

About the position



Contract type

Permanent position

Job type

Development - e.g. Engineers/Technicians/Chemists

Contact person

Johan Börjesson, Gruppchef

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