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Project Lead

About us

We believe in making and shaping a competitive digital Europe that is inclusive, fair and sustainable and aim at global impact through European innovation fueled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology.

We embody the future of innovation by mobilizing a pan-European multi-stakeholder open-innovation ecosystem of top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and investors address the technology, talent, skills, business and capital needs of digital entrepreneurship.

We build the next generation of digital ventures, digital products and services, and breed digital entrepreneurial talent, helping business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.

EIT Digital is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

For more information, visit www.eitdigital.eu.

The Role

As Project Lead you will be responsible for coordinating EIT Digital scouting and/or participation in projects funded by European Commission and other International and National agencies. He/she is assigned the coordination and execution of EIT Digital activities in one or more projects. The Project Lead performs his/her tasks by liaising with the Education/Innovation Leader responsible for the area the assigned projects fall within.

Main Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the organisation, planning and controlling EIT Digital participation in the assigned projects liaising and aligning with the Education/Innovation Leader responsible for EIT Digital strategy execution in the relevant area.
  • Be the unique contact point for the projects with the funding agency.
  • Liaising with projects partners, organise and manage the preparation and timely delivery of deliverables and reports to the funding agency, securing their quality.
  • Collect, monitor and integrate financial and administrative data from partners. Prepare them for submission to the funding agency.
  • Organise and manage effective consortium-internal communication channels.
  • Organise and manage scouting of projects funded by European Commission and other International and National agencies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Science, Technology, preferably Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), Computer Science or Information Technology.
  • Minimum of 10+ year’s relevant experience; work experience in large European partnership and projects in ICT.
  • 5+ years of proven project/programme management experience.
  • Excellent project management skills with strong knowledge of administrative and financial aspects.
  • Proven experience with Horizon 2020/Europe projects.
  • Excellent network with the European and national funding agencies, and with the European Academia, RTOs and Industry.
  • DIY mind-set and hands-on professional with effective leadership skills, proven team building capabilities and excellent communication skills.
  • Capable of flexibly adapting to the demands and roles required.


Excellent command of English is required. Additional EU language is an asset.


This is a full-time position. Employment in one of our pan-European network of Co-Location Centers/HUBs can be considered. Applicant may be required for occasional travel to other European Co-Location Centers.

To apply

Please mail a resume and motivation letter to careers@eitdigital.eu outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted before 23:59 p.m. CET on June 9, 2023.

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Co-Funded by the European Union