Careers

Building the bridge between young professionals and entrepreneurs

Looking for a job or internship at the Brightlands Innovation Factory?
Brightlands is an open community for innovation in a global context and connects four campuses in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands specialized in different spheres: Brightlands Chemelot Campus for Materials in Sittard-Geleen, Brightlands Health Campus in Maastricht, Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, and Brightlands Campus Greenport in Venlo. The campuses offer the facilities, support, funding, coaching and network to entrepreneurs, scientists, and students.
In that cycle Brightlands Innovation Factory acts as a “backbone” supporting the entrepreneurs, innovators, and start-ups of the Brightlands ecosystem. The aim of the company is to boost the innovation and work placement in Limburg region, find and support revolutionary ideas and people behind them by implementing the following stages: incubate, accelerate, validate, and scale. Thus, Brightlands Innovation Factory is an incubator/accelerator which offers multiple services that support growth and innovation. The team is in charge for selection of start-ups, and for marketing of all the programs at four campuses. The work environment includes various parties, both external and internal: clients, experts, start-ups, partners.


Office Assistant


Requirements

Are you looking for a dynamic, inspiring work environment? Look no further!

We are looking for a reliable, organized Office Assistant to manage the day-to-day administrative aspects of running the business and join our growing team. You should have a positive attitude, a desire to work as efficiently as possible, and excellent client-facing communication skills.

If you have worked in a fast-paced office in the past and you enjoy establishing your own organizational systems, we’re excited to talk with you. We’re looking for someone who can operate effectively with little or no supervision and who can manage multiple tasks at once without becoming overwhelmed.

Profile:

  • MBO secretary
  • Work experience is a plus
  • English language in word and writing
  • Full-time employment
  • Salary depending on age and work experience
  • Social skills and service orientated

Some of your tasks:

  • Agenda management team members
  • Register and receive guests
  • Book meeting rooms and ensure cleanliness and supplies
  • Support before, during and after events
  • Keep office supplies and order if necessary
  • Process post (internally and for start-ups)
  • Various administrative activities concerning meetings and projects
  • Preparing financial administration by processing and encoding invoices

Are you interested in this vacancy? Then you can contact Maud Simons: careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com



Marketing Internship


Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative marketing intern who can support us in making new marketing campaigns (online and offline) and is capable of implementing them. Knowledge of Adobe programs, social media, skills in WordPress, teamwork skills and being eager to learn is also of great importance. As a marketeer you are capable of transferring a question into a creative concept, developing this and implementing it within Brightlands Innovation Factory. You will get in touch with various start-ups who want to let their passion and ambition grow into a perfect product that will conquer the market.

Other than the proceedings you do for the start-ups we incubate and accelerate, you also work for Brightlands Innovation Factory itself. You will fulfil a role as a marketeer in our marketing and communications team and will interact with all the teams that keep the company going. For example, you will implement social media strategy and competition research.

Brightlands is an international business with national and international start-ups. English is our main language, so it is important that you are familiar with speaking and writing in English.

What we offer
A role in our marketing team as a marketeer, with growth opportunities in different sectors. The possibility to gain experience as a (starting) marketeer. Creative challenges that go further then marketing and communications alone. A chance to be a part of our dynamic community and to strengthen it. A decent compensation and a wonderful team to work in.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Then you can contact Maud Simons: careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com



Design Internship


Requirements

We are looking for an media designer intern who can support us in making up new graphical concepts and is capable of implementing them. Knowledge of all adobe programs, social media and basic knowledge of cinematography and photography are therefore essential. Motivation, teamwork skills and being eager to learn is also of great importance.

As a designer you are capable of transferring a question into a creative concept, developing this and implementing it within Brightlands Innovation Factory. You will get in touch with various start-ups who want to let their passion and ambition grow into a perfect product that will conquer the market.

Other than the proceedings you do for the start-ups we incubate and accelerate, you also work for Brightlands Innovation Factory itself. You will fulfil a role as a designer in our marketing and communications team and will interact with all the teams that keep the company going. For example you will interview start-ups, create banners and make content for start-ups.

Brightlands is an international business with international start-ups. English is our main language, so it is important that you are familiar with speaking and writing in English.

What we offer

A role in our marketing team as a designer, with growth opportunities in different sectors. The possibility to gain experience as a (starting) designer. Creative challenges that go further then marketing and communications alone. A chance to be a part of our dynamic community and to strengthen it. A decent compensation and a wonderful team to work in.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Then you can contact Maud Simons: careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com




Graduation Internship Research Investors Network


Job Description
Are you looking for a graduation internship? Are you eager to learn, inventive and easy in communication? Is entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups completely your thing? Then the Business Angels internship at Brightlands Innovation Factory is the one for you!

Brightlands Innovation Factory supports young entrepreneurs and start-ups with innovative inventions and ideas in the process towards a successful company. A start-up is, in addition to a number of other characteristics, only suitable if it fits within at least one of the four focus areas:

  • Health
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Smart Services
  • Materials

Brightlands Innovation Factory offers the start-ups support in various way such as financial, working space, expertise, and network. However, we do not do this alone, but in cooperation with different partners and investors such as Business Angels. A Business Angel is a wealthy private individual (often a former entrepreneur) who invests part of his / her money in young companies and start-ups in exchange for shares or a subordinated loan. We want to go deeper into the various (Business Angel) investment networks, for which they have formulated a number of (research) questions. Consider the following questions:

  • Which (investment) networks already exist in sectors that are relevant to Brightlands Innovation Factory?
  • When is such a network valuable for investors?
  • When is a network useful for start-ups?
  • What is needed to set up such a network?
  • With what purpose do you develop a Business Angel Network?
  • Does the life phase of the start-ups play a role? And which?

In short, a challenging assignment within an innovative organization with a large network of professionals who can support you in the final phase of your education.

Requirements
At BIF, it is all about talent and passion! In addition, it is important for the graduation internship that you do a study in which the above-mentioned research questions fit within the curriculum. Experience with finance, investors, start-ups and entrepreneurs is a big advantage. Finally, it is important that you can speak / read / write English very well, as this is the instruction language at Brightlands Innovation Factory.
Are you interested? Send us an e-mail with your CV and motivation letter at careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com



Brightlands Innovation Factory Open Application


Job description


Is your dream job not included here? Who knows, maybe in the future it will be.


Requirements

Please leave your details so we can contact you in case an opportunity opens up that relates to your interests.

Send us an e-mail with your CV and motivation letter at careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com




Stagiair Office Assistant


Omschrijving
Brightlands Innovation Factory is altijd op zoek naar geweldige stagiairs! Of u nu in je 1e, 2e of 3e jaar bent, het Brightlands Innovation Factory-team heet je van harte welkom!

Ben jij opzoek naar een stageplaats in een internationale omgeving? Ben je leergierig, inventief en makkelijk in de communicatie? Is ondernemerschap, innovatie en startups helemaal jouw ding? Dan is een office assistant stage bij Brightlands Innovation Factory echt iets voor jou!

De Operations afdeling bestaat uit veel verschillende facetten. De werkzaamheden variëren tussen het verzenden van e-mails, plannen en organiseren, het verzorgen van zakenpassen, operationele en secretariële werkzaamheden, informatie verspreiden, feedback verzamelen, alles op orde houden in ons communicatieprogramma slack en ondersteuning bij events. Tevens ben je bent inzetbaar op verschillende campussen. Programs zorgt voor de inhoud en de planning van de programma’s die in het incubatie programma worden gegeven.

Brightlands Innovation Factory (BIF) ondersteunt jonge ondernemers en startups met innovatieve uitvindingen en ideeën in het proces naar een succesvol bedrijf. Een startup is, naast een aantal andere zaken, pas geschikt als deze past binnen minimaal een van de vier focusgebieden:

  • Health
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Smart Services
  • Materials

Wat maakt jou geschikt voor deze stage:

  • Voertaal is Engels
  • Flexibel
  • Communicatief sterk
  • Proactieve houding en gevoel voor humor
  • Oog voor detail

Ben je enthousiast geworden na het lezen van deze vacature? Reageer dan snel en mail je motivatiebrief + CV naar careers@brightlandsinnovationfactory.com. Wij nemen dan contact met je op voor een gesprek bij ons op kantoor in Geleen.





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