Event Manager (V19.3546)

Event Manager

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Innovation Lab


TU/e Innovation Lab is seeking a highly motivated young professional to serve as an Event Manager (full-time) for its business incubation program. For this purpose you are required to have both an education in, and at least a few years of working experience in organizing events ranging from small-scale workshops to large-scale showcase events and everything in between. TU/e and its strategic partners within the Brainport Ecosystem are intensifying their support to startups and potential entrepreneurs. For this matter, a full-scale support program is being created, in which you will play a key role. Together with the business developers from TU/e Innovation Lab and its partners you will contribute to the success of the program. You will report to the head of the Business Development unit (IP, technology transfer, student entrepreneurship and business incubation) and your work consists of the following:

  1. Help develop a year-round planning of events, including content, speakers, venues etc.;
  2. Organizing these individual events and all their logistics;
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with participants and contributors to the events;
  4. Support the head of the unit in further developing and professionalizing the program and events;
  5. Identify novel approaches to supporting startups through events, and define proposals to the head of the unit for such new approaches in a Brainport-tailored fashion;
  6. Representing the Business Development unit and the Business Incubation Program to stakeholders, (future) participants, contributors and others

Organization Description

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading, international university, specialized in engineering science & technology. We offer excellent teaching and research and thereby contribute to the advancement of technical sciences and research to the developing of technological innovations and the growth of wealth and prosperity both in its own region (technology & innovation hotspot Eindhoven) and beyond. In short, the TU/e profiles itself as the university where innovation starts.

TU/e Innovation Lab fulfils an active, encouraging and supportive role in relation to knowledge valorization and innovation. The three spearheads of TU/e Innovation Lab are to:

  • Actively develop, build and expand the cooperation with large, technology-driven companies and organizations at the regional, national and international levels;
  • Promote knowledge transfer to, and innovation projects with, the regional SME sector;
  • Encourage entrepreneurship and innovation by identifying, supporting and providing guidance for potential high-tech startups and spin-off companies originating at TU/e both at a researcher or student level.


Desired Skills & Experience

TU/e Innovation Lab is passionate about creating new business based on knowledge created at the TU/e. For that purpose we are looking for that special someone who shares our passion and is willing to give it all to help us to create the ultimate startup support program.

Minimum qualifications include a degree in event management (or similar) and at least 3 years of professional experience. Other accomplishments may be considered instead of the advanced degree preference.

Other required qualifications include:

  • the ability to work both independently and in a team situation, in a highly complex setting and under pressure;
  • able to deal with multiple different events in a short time;
  • strong oral and written communication skills, particularly in English;
  • demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills and good decision-making and negotiating skills;
  • affinity with elements involved in startup formation;
  • definitely no 9-to-5 mentality.


  • A full-time position (38 hrs per week), initially for the duration of 1 year, with the possibility to extend the contract during the lifetime of the projects that fund the position (3 years in total);
  • A gross monthly salary between € 2,763.- and € 3,796.- based on a full-time appointment (Projectleider 2 / salary level 9) and based on background and experience; plus yearly 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year allowance;
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).

Informatie en sollicitatie

For further information about the position please contact Robert AL (head of Business Development TU/e Innovation Lab), tel. +31 40 2474822 or e-mail: r.m.al[at]tue.nl

You can respond to this vacancy via our application page by clicking on the button "Apply for this job". We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Internal candidates take priority over external candidates.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.