Open Innovation Assistant

Description of the position

You will be part of a multidisciplinary design team which will lead students, young professionals, organizations and companies in developing new services, products and systems, based on a deep understanding of people, their needs and their desires.
You will work collaboratively with other professionals and coaches (coming from various disciplinary backgrounds) and with our clients to help them create a desirable product/service, integrated with the organization/company strategies and resources.

You will coach multidisciplinary teams in running innovation projects, with organizations and companies, in order to create the right conditions for the teams to follow the Design Thinking approach, process and tools to meet the objectives of any specific project and program.
You will work together with other professional Design Thinking managers and coaches to deepen your knowledge about Design thinking and user-centered methodologies in the development of innovative products and experiences.


  • You are currently enrolled or freshly graduated in your Master degree in any background and you are looking for work experience to jump into the business world.

  •  You must have a high level of curiosity about people and their needs.

  •  You must have a high level of curiosity about education.

  •  You have a great ability to work independently and within a team environment.

  • You are radically inspired by people, have great insights about them, and know how to contribute with your skills, know-how and passion to educate other people in order to create innovative experiences, products and services for our clients.

  • You truly enjoy meeting people and connecting with them, this also helps you listen to and learn from your colleagues and clients.

    Almacube srl, the innovation hub of the University of Bologna and Confindustria Emilia Area Centro, is looking for a Open Innovation assistant who is passionate about innovation, both in regards of first hand innovation projects and also in regards of coaching and educating other people in the field of innovation.

    Location: Bologna, Emilia Romagna Availability: immediate
    Kind of contract: full time
    Project languages: Italian and English

    If you are interested please send your cv and portfolio to by Monday 11th of July, 11PM CET