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Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer Kansas Department of Commerce
Posted: 03/14/2024
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Job Function: Technology
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Location: Topeka , KS
Posted: 03/14/2024

The Kansas Department of Commerce is to create jobs, attract businesses, and foster a vibrant and prosperous economy for the people of Kansas. The Kansas Department of Commerce seeks a passionate and strategic Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer to join their team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Leads the development of the Office of Innovation, including identifying innovation trends, stakeholders, business opportunities, and program expansion/creation. Oversees the delivery of data resources and research. Works with state university partners to further develop the commercialization of innovation and technologies via university and community resources, with a particular focus on tech transfer. Partners with state universities to align research priorities and other initiatives with the Framework for Growth. Manages and oversees the implementation of the Framework for Growth, the states economic development strategy. Develops strategies and policies to direct state investments to develop the states target sectors and regions to align with the Framework for Growth. Works collaboratively with regional partners and private industry to align initiatives and investments around the Framework for Growth. Coordinates with Department of Commerce divisions and other state agencies to develop and implement programs and budget objectives that support the growth objectives outlined in the Framework for Growth.

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