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Ecosystem Builder

Taylor's University Sdn Bhd

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, where you gain a tremendous amount of responsibility? Do you want to be part of an exceptional entrepreneurial team with young, motivated, and extremely driven people? And are you curious or passionate about building exciting technology ventures across research priority areas ? If so, you might be our Ecosystem Builder.


About Us

Taylor’s Innovation is the commercialization arm of Taylor’s University, Malaysia.


What we offer you

As our Ecosystem Builder, you'll get a unique growth opportunity in a role that is crucial to reaching our strategic goals. You will expand and build our portfolios by connecting our researchers to specific sectoral domain of the growth industries. These domains include but are not limited to Social Sciences including Legal Tech, Food Tech, Travel and Tourism Tech, Hotel Tech, Restaurant Tech, Edu Tech; 4th Industrial Revolution related domains such as Robotics/Automations, Artificial Intelligence, IIoT, Adaptive Manufacturing, Sensors, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, Energy/Sustainability; Digital Hospitals, Fin Tech, Digital Banking, Healthcare and Life Sciences. You will assume the responsibilities for high-impact decisions that will develop you to be part of the next generation of CEOs. Attaining the extraordinary means investing lots of time, effort, and moving fast when new insights or opportunities arise. In this process we will be there with you, providing the right questions, sparring, and guidance needed.

Depending on your interests and our business’s needs, you'll be working out of our office , Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, 1, Jalan Taylors, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.


To ensure a never-ending growth curve, we provide you with:

  • A workplace with great talents and leaders that will inspire and challenge you daily

  • Responsibility for high impact projects that constantly push you out of your comfort zone and allows you to be the best you can

  • Extensive exposure where you will expand your c-suite network and get unique access to a network of lenders and investors


Job Description

  • To support and advise the Vice-President of Innovation & Commercialization and to drive professional services and development in the area of industry to university R&D ecosystem mapping (sectoral verticals) leveraging on the strength of Taylor's University (TU) research priority areas.

  • Connect TU entrepreneurship initiatives, technology strategy and its innovation sandbox to communities, organizations and industries in creating a vibrant market-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem for Taylor's University R&D and its start-ups.

  • Develop commercialization plan for TU R&D IP assets and building market and social driven capacity for Faculties and Research Centres. 

  • Able  view the complexity of issues while creatively experimenting with solutions and partnering with others who can amplify go to market impact by connecting Taylor's innovation entrepreneur to the resources they need to be successful.

  • Act as key resource  in supporting and connecting TU innovation sandbox  deep passion for collaboration and to deliver successful commercialization for technologies and start-ups.

  • Drive the commercialization portfolio of Co-R&D Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development through entrepreneurial mindset and approach and ultimately bringing the MVP to the market

  • Conduct customer development and market research required to validate product/market fit and develop the business model for the new venture.

  • To be able to take charge of sourcing out strategic partners for joint R&D

  • Facilitate and catalyze that flow of players within the innovation/entrepreneurship/commercialization ecosystem, information, and resource by focusing on building a mapping system of support and resources for the ecosystem players in their communities or industries with the university

  • Lead in bridging TI to the industry and Government

  • Conduct market, product, and financial analyses to support strategic and operational decisions. Based on those analyses, identify business growth and improvement potential and drive projects to deliver against these opportunities

  • Transfer analyses, strategies, and recommendations into highly effective, compelling presentations for various audiences (C-Level, investors, the entire organization, etc.)

  • Be part of a thriving, diverse, and fun team, that is invested in your personal and professional growth


Minimum Qualifications

  • Have acquired a Bachelor or Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in any discipline.


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • RTTP, MBOT or Members of IEEE, AUTM, ACM, PMI will be value adding.

  • Have experience from a start-up, consultancy, bank, or top tier organization

  • Possess exceptional analytical and structured problem-solving skills

  • Have a genuine interest in learning and is proactively looking for ways to improve

  • Have a genuine interest in learning and act on the desire

  • A transformational and growth mindset

  • A proven track record (>3 years) as an entrepreneur or working in an environment where creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship is demanded

  • Strong analytical and convincing skills

  • Desire to excel and transform in an academic structure

  • The hands-on mentality is an integral part of your DNA

  • Excellent business acumen, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • You have flawless English language ability with outstanding communication & presentation skills

  • Willingness to travel




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