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Innovation Manager in the field of learning and reasoning within AI (h/f)

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Geactualiseerd op 03 september 2020 via KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT TE LEUVEN

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The lndustrial Research Fund (lOF) of KU Leuven forms a bridge between strategic basic research, technological innovations and industrial collaborations. Based on cooperations with KU Leuven research groups and different stakeholders from industry and society, we aim to broaden our valorization portfolio and to increase the transfer of knowledge. We have a team of more than 40 experienced innovation managers involved in the development of practical and innovative technological solutions based on the expertise and infrastructure of the research groups within KU Leuven.

We are looking for an innovation manager to further develop and support the valorization strategy of the DTAI Section. The DTAI (Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence, https://dtai.cs.kuleuven.be) Section of the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven aims at the development of methods, algorithms and software for integrating learning and reasoning within AI, with applications in many fields in science and engineering (e.g. Sports Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Prognostics, Automating Data Science, Automated Engineering Assistant). The Section consists of 8 professors, 7 postdoctoral researchers and around 40 PhD researchers. The research theme is on integrated learning and reasoning approaches, with a particular emphasis on topics such as probabilistic programming, statistical relational AI and learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, functional and declarative languages.
The main responsibilities will include: exploration of opportunities for potential projects and match-making between technologies available in the consortium and the identified Industrial needs; contributing to the strategic planning of research and tech transfer agenda of the research unit; identification of funding mechanisms, forming or joining project consortia and active involvement in project negotiation phase and proposal writing; acting as a contact person of the research unit for external partners; handling consultancy, research, licensing, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements; handling ethic assessments and data management; project management with a particular attention to valorization components of the projects; management of IP rights generated in the projects; increasing visibility of the research unit and promoting its brand in the private sector; expanding the capacity of the consortium to execute short- and mid-term projects with industry. The consortium is geographically spread over three campuses (Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Geel). The fellow will play an active role in connecting and aligning the researchers in these three locations.
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT TE LEUVEN
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Mr Belgium Stepstone
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