Corporate Innovation Intern

  • Carouge, Switzerland

Corporate Innovation Intern

Job description

Fusion sits at the intersection of industry-leading corporations, innovative startups, and a global network of experts and entrepreneurial support organizations. This unique ecosystem gives us access to high potential ventures and deep insights into the technological and business model trends impacting corporations.

 

We work with our corporate Clients to build the future of their business, through impactful and sustainable technology-driven innovations: by partnering with innovative startups; by building new internal ventures; by unlocking their own innovation organization; by investing in high-potential startups.

The Role:

We are looking for an energetic student excited about the chance to be an integral part of the Fusion teams responsible to run and animate the end-to-end process for our Clients, from industry and technology research, to startup scouting and acceleration, “Proofs of Concept” (POCs) preparation, execution and monitoring.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

The Corporate Innovation Intern will support both of the Venture Scouting & Research as well as the Client Advisory Teams in the following activities:

 

  • Monitoring new technologies, market movements & initiatives

  • Researching & scouting the top new startups and innovators worldwide

  • Performing industry research related to new technologies

  • Defining client’s business needs and startups scouting criteria

  • Reaching out to the qualified startups to cover Clients’ needs

  • Participating in the match validation between the corporate Client’s need and startups’ value proposition

  • Participating in the “Proofs of Concept” (POCs) validation and implementation between the corporates and the startups 

Specific Projects:

 

As part of our efforts to continuously improve our methodologies and tools and deliver greater impact for our Clients, the Corporate Innovation Intern will actively participate in the following internal projects:

 

  • Build an open resources platform to support startups acceleration (go-to-market strategy and fundraising) by identifying, assessing and integrating qualitative online courses/documentation

  • Enhance the scouting and acceleration activities by maintaining and optimizing the Startups/Experts Database (as part of a broader CRM project)

  • Build an AI-driven tool to support the trends identification and startups scouting processes

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Having finished or close to completing a Master’s degree in Technology or Business

  • Effective and professional communication skills in both French and English (written and oral), German proficiency a plus

  • Passionate about technologies and innovation, ahead of the curve on technological trends, with an early adopter mindset

  • Entrepreneurial skills: ability to work on his/her own, generate ideas, be proactive, self -confident, willing to have an impact, identifying opportunities for community events

  • Takes accountability to deliver and proactivity to come up with solutions

  • Rigorous and detail-oriented, addicted to meeting deadlines

  • Able to manage multiple work streams simultaneously in a fast pace environment

  • A digital citizen, up to date and at ease with the latest online communication & productivity tools

Job Schedule: Full-time starting as soon as possible


Job Contract: 6 months, with the possibility to integrate in the Fusion team on a permanent basis at the end of this period

 

Are you interested in joining us? Apply via our website!