What do you do in your role as a business developer?
As a business developer in our incubator, I work closely with entrepreneurs or teams to identify the most crucial actions to bring the company closer to its customers and commercialization. Following this, from Science Park’s perspective, we do our best to contribute to implementing these actions using internal resources, partners, and the expertise within our extensive network. We typically don’t play an operational role but act more as a strategic advisor. Additionally, we have a fantastic network. It’s important to note that we don’t always have all the answers to the challenges the company faces on its own. However, we often have ideas on how to find solutions to the challenges.
The most rewarding aspect of working at Science Park and in the incubator is getting to know the people behind the ideas and delving into areas or industries that I sometimes didn’t even know existed. We often develop strong and close relationships with the people we work with, partly because we collaborate over an extended period, and the partnership is built on trust. The questions are often challenging and have a significant impact on both the company and the individuals behind it. We often stay in touch with the companies even after we stop working with them. It feels really good when we see that the companies have a real positive impact on society or the challenges they address. That’s when I feel that this is an industry of the future and perhaps one of the most enjoyable jobs you can have. The solutions to today’s challenges become tomorrow’s businesses, and they are essential if we want a thriving society and planet even tomorrow.
Henning Lindberg, responsible for Science Park’s incubator program.Contact Henning