Commercialization Expert Position on Electric Vehicle Charging

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 12.3.2018
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. A commercialization expert position on electric vehicle charging is opened at the department.

Are you interested in transforming an important scientific result to a business? Do you want to be the CEO of a start-up company?

The position is related to electric vehicle charging, using electric vehicles on demand response markets and using machine learning for relevant predictions, such as demand response market day ahead prices prediction in general and especially for Fingrid FCR-N market. A scientific paper describing one key aspect of the technology can be found at:

C. Giovanelli, X. Liu, S. Sierla, V. Vyatkin and R. Ichise, "Towards an aggregator that exploits big data to bid on frequency containment reserve market," IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Beijing, 2017, pp. 7514-7519. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2017.8217316

The position is immediately available and lasts until the end of 2019. There is also a possibility that you may continue in the potential start-up company established after the project.

Requirements and details

As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in commercialization of research results, have an entrepreneurial mindset, be a team player who likes to take initiative, and have an ability to communicate efficiently with all stakeholders. The tasks related to the position include market and customer research, planning of a business model, partner networking, and searching for future funding opportunities. We appreciate experience in the technology business sector, with specific experience in new energy technologies or electric vehicles being a strong plus. If this call sounds interesting to you, please contact us for a further discussion.

In summary, we expect the applicant excels in networking and communicating, having expertise in new energy technologies or electric vehicles or willingness to learn and get experience from the field, being fluent in English and proficient in writing. The successful applicant will be a key contributor to an ambitious high-tech project, which aims to be monetized or developed towards a potential start up. Additionally, the applicant will get first-hand experience in developing a new business based on cutting edge new energy technologies or electric vehicles technology.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by 23.03.2018 through the recruitment system at Email applications will NOT be considered.

Application material should include (all documents in English):
• Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
• CV
• Official transcripts or degree certificate for students

Additional information

For further information, please contact Pekka Kettunen: +358505947050.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1113690
  • Työsuhde: Määräaikainen työsuhde
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuaika päättyy: 23.3.2018
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  • Sijainti: Espoo