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Head of the Climate Solutions Catalyst – Undaunted


Imperial College London


Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment

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London, UK    

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United Kingdom    

Application Deadline

March 6, 2024

Grantham Institute is now launching an exciting new experimental activity at the very start of the climate innovation pipeline: The Climate Solutions Catalyst. The objective of the programme is to test the hypothesis that the UK university sector has already made discoveries and inventions that can help tackle climate change, if only they can be found and supported properly. Working collaboratively with as many other UK universities as possible, and a full range of stakeholders, this two-year trial programme will try and unearth neglected climate solutions from the full breadth and depth of the UK research community, and then test potential support offers for these solutions and the researchers and innovators that discovered them.

This project has the potential to have significant impact in tackling climate change and improving the climate innovation pipeline in the UK and, eventually, more widely.

We are looking to for someone with strategic vision, management and analytical skills and the natural curiosity to lead this programme.

Special Requirements
The optimal candidate will be motivated to improve the process of delivering impact from scientific findings through innovation, particularly in the climate arena, and will be excited at the prospect of developing, influencing and guiding a new experimental initiative, with unknown outcomes. We are looking for someone with a long-standing experience and expertise of working in innovation in the UK scientific community and a strong understanding of the climate innovation community, in particular. You will have the skills and ability to set up and manage this new programme as well as to take deliver some of the day-to-day activities. The successful candidate will have a combination of strong interpersonal skills and analytical skills.

Apply online or via email