With more than EUR 560 million investments and over 380 supported start-ups, EIT InnoEnergy is one of the largest European investors in sustainable energy innovations. The industry focus is broad, from renewable energy, storage & smart grid solutions, smart buildings & cities technologies to transport and mobility.
We support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.
InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Our Investor Profile
In the last ten years we have supported more than 480 companies and today we have one of the largest climate tech investment portfolios worldwide with more than 200 investee companies.
We define ourselves as patient investors as we want opportunities that make impact at large and this goes hand in hand with industrial development.
In addition, 80% of our companies are exporting so we are looking for solutions that are highly scalable. Climate change and energy transition are global issues and therefore we need global solutions that can be implemented not only in the nearest markets, but also worldwide, hence we are on an ambitious journey.
InnoEnergy’s equity holdings are managed following a portfolio management approach with the goal to maximise the return (Economic/Society/Environmental) given the desired level of risk. The risk level taken is commensurate with a portfolio of early stage companies and scale-ups in sustainable energy. We combine companies with high-capex needs, with capex-light business models, often involving software and artificial intelligence solutions to achieve our desired company mix.
We classify companies in our portfolio across seven thematic fields: Renewable Energies, Energy Storage, Smart Electric Grid, Smart and Intelligent Buildings and Cities, Energy Efficiency, Energy for Transport and Mobility and Circular Economy. For each thematic field we have designed a strategy that takes into account our vision of the market that needs to achieve the energy transition targets set up by the EU, the sub-sectors where we see the best market opportunities and the need to complete the value chain for some of the thematics.
As part of a small team within our Business Creation department we are looking for an experienced
Business Creation Manager. He/she is an essential contributor to the ventures strategy and to the achievement of their business cases. Therefore, we are looking for highly ambitious and aspirational candidates that will have to provide the necessary support services to our ventures, by leveraging the whole InnoEnergy ecosystem globally, beyond the France location, and beyond the Business Creation business line.
The Business Creation Manager will design from scratch the support services to be provided to the ventures, and implement them, both in a global approach, following a roadmap previously defined and agreed with the ventures.
The InnoEnergy France office is located in Grenoble. We have a subsidiary office in Paris.
De-risk the ventures business case (technology, market, people, financial, regulatory, IP, etc.);
Shorten time to market and to boost the ventures business cases (growth, margins, FCF);
Maximize the impact and value of the ventures, and transitively maximize the value of InnoEnergy;
Tasks & activities
Scouting and screening of new business ideas (ventures) in France;
Contribute to the opportunity assessment for the selected ventures;
Negotiate the equity and valuation, and manage the investment procedures;
Identify and match external partners and internal resources with the ventures;
Participate in the definition of the strategy for the ventures development;
Develop and implement exit strategies for our investment in the ventures;
Roadmap follow-up progress, support and maintain contact with the assigned ventures;
Management of the delivery of services for the companies supported under four key dimensions: technology development, market development, team development and access to finance/investors;
Internal reporting on metrics established for the Business Creation business line in France;
Requirements & skills
5+ years of startups support and business development in France;
Have an outstanding business attitude and knowledge;
A passion for innovation and entrepreneurship;
Outstanding project management skills;
Excellent coordination skills and service minded;
Experience in working with entrepreneurs and startups business models;
Experience with business planning and reporting in an international context;
Perfect fluency in English and French is a requirement;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Position's main KPIs
Number of business ideas (ventures) captured;
Number of ventures that entered the Business Creation programs;
Number of supported ventures that are generating revenues for InnoEnergy;
InnoEnergy revenues generated by the supported ventures (exits, feed, etc.);
Ventures sales generated from the support of InnoEnergy;
Ventures external funding (public and private).
Development of an investment portfolio and active support until exit
Collaboration in a Europe-wide organisation
A performance-related remuneration with fixed and variable components
Make an impact at the forefront of the energy transition