Grant Officer 



About the job: is looking to hire a Grant Officer who is passionate about innovation and technology and highly motivated to join its team in Lisbon, Portugal.

About is a Venture Builder that collaborates with the €100bn framework program of the European Commission to discover and scale up the most promising European Startups, through investment and grants. The startups are discovered by leveraging proprietary data enriched with third-party information for tech due diligence. The selected companies receive public funding and are sped up in collaboration with leading industry experts and venture funds. closely collaborates with the €10bn initiative of the European Innovation Council (EIC) which provides funding for highly innovative startups that are perceived to be too early for the investment community. The startups are selected through a rigorous review process where only the best 1% of the applicants receive up to €2.5 million in grants and up to €15 million in equity match-financing. provides its support services for these selected startups and opens up its network to assist the EIC Fund*.

About the role:

As a Grant management officer, you will be in charge of :

  • Active screening, identification, and selection of promising and relevant European tech startups for the EIC grant;
  • Processing documentation for project commitments (agreements, contracts);
  • Developing strong relationships with startup founders and CEOs;
  • Supporting the startups to meet the EIC Accelerator and other grants providers requirements to obtain their funding;
  • Proceeding and managing the applications of the start ups on the EIC Accelerator portal: Market research, risk analysis, Business model due diligence, etc;
  • Monitoring program/project performance against contract requirements and deliverables;
  • Managing partners by reviewing and drafting language for contracts, reviewing interim and final reports, ensuring all supporting documentation is accurate and provided, reminding them of deadlines, keeping records of all their documents (reports, invoices, receipts etc.);
  • Managing the commercial pipeline and budget of the Grant Management service offered by

This represents a unique opportunity to work closely with highly innovative European startups. The successful applicant will gain exposure to the investment and operational processes and will be given the chance to develop themselves while adding value to the companies.  We offer a dynamic, dedicated and motivating environment with many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

About you:

  • You have a passion for technology and innovation
  • You are a detail-oriented and organized thinker with an interest in program operations, grant compliance, and management
  • You have outstanding communication and writing skills
  • You are able to manage multiple priorities and work with tight deadlines
  • You are flexible and capable of working with minimal direction and supervision, including proactively identifying problems and collaborating with team members to develop solutions
  • You are fluent in English and in 1 other European language
  • You have between 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • You have an outstanding degree from a top university
  • You are either an EU or Portuguese citizen or entitled to work in Portugal

We offer:

  • The possibility to work with Europe’s newest and largest early-stage investment fund (the EIC) and to work closely with our investment team, partners, and portfolio companies that are bringing cutting-edge innovations to market through venture building and grant funding support
  • You will join an international team of experienced Growth Investors and benefit from exposure to many interesting startups
  • The successful applicant will gain strong exposure toward the European startups and funding scheme ecosystem and will be given the chance to develop themselves while adding value to the most promising companies
  • We offer a dynamic, dedicated, and motivating environment with many opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • We will offer the possibility to work in our new Lisbon Office with a competitive salary
  • We will offer a competitive salary and private health coverage with international travel included

To apply:

Please apply through our website and ensure to add the following items:

  • Resume
  • Short paragraph outlining why you are interested in joining as a Grant Officer
  • Short paragraph describing a grant funding or fundraising process already managed

Only complete applications will be considered.



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