Business Developer (intern)

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  • Belgium
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European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI)

European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) 

Brussels, Belgium 

VACANCY: Business Developer (intern) 

Who are we? 

The European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) is a non for-profit European association (ASBL) located in Brussels, Belgium.  

EPSI is a Membership-based networking organisation of Universities, Research Institutes, Clusters, Associations, Federations, Industries, Public Authorities and SMEs which focuses on innovation in the area of physical activity/sport, related to leisure, transport, education, tourism, environment, construction and health in Europe. In line with its Vision of “Leading Sport Innovation Globally”, EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment to stimulate businesses development with a focus on the quadruple Helix: Public Authorities, Businesses, Academia and End Consumers.  

What are we looking for? 

We are a small yet dynamic team looking for a Business Developer (1 intern) with knowledge and experience, to be a crucial contributor to the growth of the organization. She/he will assist and report to the EPSI Junior Director and will be supporting the “Business Creation” pillar of EPSI but also assisting the Junior Director in the completion of daily tasks. Applicants can be based everywhere in Europe and will work remotely. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Based on both “Business Concept notes templates”, ensure a constant flow of qualitative business ideas from EPSI members, 
  • Follow up / educate / accompany the finetuning of any Business ideas coming from EPSI members in bilateral calls, 
  • Find possible matches for both top down and bottom-up business opportunities within the EPSI community and beyond, 
  • Advance in the different maturity stages of the Business creation / organise follow up trilateral calls, 
  • Supporting EPSI in analysing the new and upcoming market trends in the field of sport and active lifestyle to ensure an ideal market placement of business propositions coming from the EPSI community. 


The successful candidate will have the following Skills and Competencies: 

  • Be enrolled to one of the EPSI members Universities in studies to a relevant field (Public relations, Communications, Economics, Business). A knowledge of the sport sector is a plus. 
  • To be responsible, have great organizational capacity and results orientation. 
  • Genuine fluency in spoken and written English (any other European language is a plus). 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task. 
  • Be flexible, responsible and a good team player with a practical spirit and can-do attitude. 

What we offer:  

  • 3-6 months internship. 
  • Working with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, which will help you develop knowledge and new skills. 
  • Close contact with the European Sport ecosystem / EPSI members. 
  • Excellent work environment: flexible, collaborative and agile. 
  • Personal and professional development opportunities. 
  • A dynamic multi-cultural atmosphere. 
  • A stimulating working environment.  

Terms and Conditions: 

This position is addressed only to students who are interested in an unpaid internship. 

Selection Procedure: 

Please apply by the 2 of July 2023 by sending an email to Ms. Savvina Tsiftsi with your Europass CV and motivation letter (max one page) in English at [email protected] with your last name, first name and EPSI Junior Freelance Writer in the subject line. 

Please note that due to the huge number of candidatures expected, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in due time for a zoom interview. 


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