11/02 Murali Mohan Kapila
DGM - HR at Sathguru Management Consultants

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Sathguru - Consultant/Senior Consultant - Healthcare Innovation Advisory Group (2-6 yrs)

Hyderabad Job Code: 663517

Primary responsibilities of the role include:

Technology commercialization/out-licensing- Sathguru works with several reputed global research institutes (academia, public labs etc) to commercialize in India, relevant technologies from their portfolio. Sathguru also works with several small to mid-sized/large companies to assess and pursue commercialization opportunities in India. You will be involved in:

- comprehensive opportunity assessment of scientific merits of technology (vis-a-vis state of the art and other developments in the pipeline), regulatory pathways, IP protection, medical need in India and commercial attractiveness

- Evaluating and developing potential commercialization pathways

- Executing the commercialization strategy including partner search, reach-out, articulation of technology benefits, technology transfer (licensing, co-development arrangements etc.) negotiation and execution

Technology access - Sathguru advises enterprises on potential technology opportunities and access modalities and facilitates access through various technology transfer models. You will be involved in

- landscaping and identifying technology opportunities based on scientific and IP review

- evaluation and due-diligence of scientific merits, IP protection and commercial attractiveness and prioritization of opportunities based on evaluation and fit with client needs,

- assessing and advising client on access modalities, collaborative research arrangements, negotiation support and execution of technology transfer

- Innovation finance- Accessing grants and other funding opportunities for early stage innovation driven ventures. For corporate funding for life science ventures, the candidate will work with Sathguru's corporate finance team to articulate technical elements of the project

- Portfolio planning and strategy - Assessing next generation opportunities through review of technology trends and commercial potential to advise companies on portfolio planning and product/R&D strategies

Qualifications and qualities sought:

- Scientific foundation in applied life sciences/biology/biochemistry, MBA (techno-commercial qualification) will be an added advantage.

- 2 to 6 years- experience in healthcare advisory practice of consulting firms

- Strong capability to write, communicate, facilitate and present cogently to all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management

- Strong analytical skills and perspective to deliver value adding insights to clients and develop reputation for thought leadership

- Self-starter and motivation to be part of an agile and aggressive team focused on building a differentiated practice in the lifesciences sector

About Sathguru:

Started in 1985, Sathguru is one of the leading advisory firms in market leading practices in:

- Corporate strategy

- Corporate finance and M&A

- Innovation advisory - Technology landscaping, evaluation and access, technology advancement and commercialization

- International Development

- Executive education

- Vertical focused information technology solutions

The lifesciences advisory group at Sathguru is differentiated by its unique and deep engagement in technology access and commercialization and the consequent strengths to combine strategy and innovation in expertise offered to clients. With strong international connectivity and local presence in Boston, one the most vibrant lifesciences hubs, Sathguru leverages it strong network and understanding of healthcare innovation to catalyze success for clients.

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