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Living Labs are interactive ecosystems that connect companies, start-ups and students through research and innovation. A Living Labs platform was formulated by The Student Hotel (TSH) in 2014 and grew out of a need for researchers, businesses and startups to have a living urban space to test, validate and optimize ideas for sustainable business and behavior.


In 2017, the urgency for better buildings increased, and we found partners (APG, Aermont & Redevco), willing to grow a green commercial real estate sector with us. The aim of our new company, Living Labs, is to test sustainability innovations and scale up successful products to our broad commercial real estate network. Together with you we want to contribute to a commercial real estate sector that is truly socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. We will change the industry (and the world) for the better!


As the Living Labs Director, you are the one to lead the change and make this entity successful! You will take the lead in implementing the Living Labs business plan and mission. You will lead your team to find new Living Labs partners, including members, innovators, sponsors and researchers, to ensure a strong pipeline of cutting-edge projects and the ongoing financial stability of the Living Labs program. You will be responsible for making sure that Living Labs grows to meet its potential, with the team to match. This presents a great challenge (and a great opportunity) if you consider the potential of the portfolios of all partners supporting innovation and accelerating the transition to a better world. Are you ready to change the industry and make a big impact?  


These will be your responsibilities:

  • Execution of the Living Labs business plan
  • Management of Financials and Contracts
  • Recruiting high-quality partners to the Living Labs platform
  • Management of Living Labs team members
  • Identifying impactful innovators and researchers, forming and maintaining partnerships
  • Implementation and management of projects with all partners (innovators, academics, investors)
  • Investor relations, including communication and reporting to steering committee/investors

You must have:

  • Sustainability and technology background
  • > 8 years of work experience
  • Fluent English skills + at least 1 other language (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of (financial) reporting and contracting
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of, and experience in real estate and construction


You should be:

  • An entrepreneur
  • Highly organized, independent and extremely passionate about sustainability
  • Calm under pressure and good at multitasking
  • Flexible, motivated and social
  • A fan of fun!


We offer:

  • The chance to build a company under the umbrella of an amazing place to come to every day where you will experience a great team environment with a fantastic vibe and lots of positive energy 
  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic, young, international organization; we are a game-changing innovator!
  • 32-40-hour/week position starting ASAP
  • The chance to learn and grow in your role and cooperate with other talented people who challenge you every day
  • The facilities of The Student Hotel such as a great canteen, gym, awesome team members, and cool and memorable events


Are you ready to make the world better and connect people?

Excited? We’d be thrilled if you would apply! You can do this by clicking the apply button beneath,and sending your CV/LinkedIn. 










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