EIT InnoEnergy is the number one innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
For us, true sustainability also means an industry that is commercially viable, endlessly innovative, and highly competitive. We make this possible by supporting the market adoption of pioneering new innovations, without risk or complexity. From mobility to construction - from renewable energy sources to smarter storage - our commercially attractive innovations are nurtured in EIT InnoEnergy's trusted ecosystem. We have invested in nearly 450 assets, which have a forecasted revenue of €16 billion. In addition, 1,400 alumni have graduated from our Master and PhD School programmes, many of whom work for prestigious companies such as Tesla, Siemens, Total and Northvolt. We also bring together 500+ key players from across the energy value chain, from 18 different countries, who have indirect access to 150 million energy consumers. The activities of EIT InnoEnergy are managed through our regional offices located in Benelux, Central Europe, France, Germany, Iberia and Scandinavia.
InnoEnergy as Investor
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, 85% 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 looking for ambitious plans.
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 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.
The Asset and Investment Team from Iberia generates new investment opportunities in companies from Spain and Portugal, prepares the cases for our investment committees, negotiates the financial and legal investment conditions with the companies, and delivers the support needed by companies, leveraging the whole InnoEnergy ecosystem. The team is spread in offices in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona.
The Asset and Investment Manager is an essential contributor to the success of the companies from our portfolios and to the achievement of their business cases. Therefore, we are looking for highly ambitious and aspirational candidates that will manage a number of companies (start-ups and scale-ups) from Portugal and Spain.
The position is based in our office in Lisboa.
Tasks and Activities
Scouting and screening new investment opportunities in Portugal;
Contribute to the opportunity assessment for the selected companies;
Negotiate the equity and valuation, and manage the investment procedures;
Identify and match external partners and internal resources with the companies;
Participate in the definition of the strategy for the companies development;
Roadmap progress follow-up, support and main contact with the assigned companies;
Management of the delivery of services for the companies supported under the dimensions: Sales, Access to Finance, Access to Talent, Access to Market, Product and IP, Supply Chain Management, Citizen Engagement, Regulation and EU Public Affairs, and Governance;
Develop and implement exit strategies for our investment in the companies;
Internal reporting on metrics established for the business line in Portugal;
5+ years of start-ups support and business development;
Have an outstanding business attitude and knowledge;
A passion for innovation and entrepreneurship;
Technical academic degree;
Outstanding project management skills;
Excellent coordination skills and service minded;
Experience in working with entrepreneurs and start-ups business models;
Experience with business planning and reporting in an international context;
Fluency in English and Spanish;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Working at the forefront of changing our world into a sustainable world
An exciting and energizing environment
An remuneration package Salary/ Bonus/ leave scheme/ flexible work environment
At EIT Innoenergy we are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our dedicated talents, start-ups, scale ups, external stakeholders and shareholders contribute to an unique ecosystem and different perspectives because of these diverse attributes.
To build a sustainable, long-lasting operational framework amongst the three actors of the knowledge triangle in the energy sector: industry, research and higher education, while ensuring that the integration of the three is more efficient and has a higher impact on innovation (talent, technology, companies) than the three standing alone.
To become the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy.
Pan-European: We cover and capitalise the fascinating diversity of Europe.
Integrative: We ceaselessly co-operate, integrate, synthesise, melt, and merge.
Entrepreneurial: It’s in EIT InnoEnergy’s DNA to be entrepreneurs for sustainability.
Impact-oriented: Everything we do is directed to create the maximum impact.
Excellence-driven: We thrive to be the best, work with and create the best impact.
Visionary: We dare to be visionary, to think beyond boundaries, to scrutinise rules.
Passionate: We are bursting to develop cutting-edge-solutions & optimum results.
Sustainable: We are here to stay. We care and work for the energy-future of Europe.