Proposal Manager

We are looking for a talented:

Proposal Manager

to join our team in Barcelona


  • Writing SME Instrument proposals according to Horizon2020 guidelines.
  • Drafting grant proposals in English, according to the specifications of the financing program and our internal guidelines.
  • Investigating the market and economic feasibility of new products and services.
  • Analyzing and validating innovative project concepts in the proposal preparation phase.
  • Preparing case studies, business plans and exploitation agreements.
  • Collaborating in consortium building and innovation management activities.
  • Coordinating in the proposal preparation stage with engineers, scientists and industrial partners.
  • Reviewing and submitting technical project reports.

The ideal candidate shall have:

  • A university degree, preferably ENGINEERING but Science/Technology or Business will be taken into consideration.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (spoken and written).
  • Experience in Horizon 2020, specifically on SME Instrument.
  • Experience in grant proposal writing, communications or related field requiring the preparation of written material in English.
  • Proven track record in national or European financing programs, research/innovation projects or European institutions is an advantage.
  • Experience in preparing Business Plans.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities; creative thinking, personal initiative and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to commit to customer milestones and service levels.
  • Ability to work independently, autonomous thinking. Proactive approach to investigating and discovering solutions.


We offer:

  • Flexible working hours. Possibility of remote working (teleworking) once or twice a week.
  • A unique office atmosphere with free drinks and snacks.
  • Competitive salary with other benefits.
  • Access to conferences and training, internal tech sessions and language courses.

¿Sounds interesting?

Please send your resume at:


Proposal Manager – Linkedin

BTA 2015

Ateknea to showcase food tech innovation at BTA

Ateknea’s Barcelona Office will be taking part at the Barcelona Food Technologies trade fair (BTA) and showcasing examples of innovation in food technology.

The BTA will run from 21-24 April 2015 at Fira Barcelona in the Catalan capital and was last held in 2012, attracting over 35,000 food industry visitors from 85 countries.

The 2015 edition of BTA has become a key date in the agendas of food and drink manufacturers, importers and exporters, engineering firms, and the retail trade who will attend the 3-day event to exhibit and discover the latest technology in the food sector.

Having a successful track record over the past 18 years of developing technologies for the food sector,  Ateknea will be showcasing at the BTA, four examples of its innovative solutions that have been co-financed with European funding.

  • Encork: A solution for the wine industry. Encork is an odour-based detection technology applied to electric noses in bottling plants to stop the potential damage caused by contaminated cork stoppers.
  • Ovoshine: A low-cost solution for the egg industry. A secure and fast UV system in combination with hot air sterilises eggs without altering their fresh and natural attributes, reducing the risk of diseases such as salmonella.
  • Phenolive: An innovative solution for the olive oil industry. Phenolive extracts non-chemical polyphenolic compounds from wet olive pomace left after olives are squeezed to produce olive oil, producing a high-value byproduct for the food sector.
  • Vinbot: A novel solution for viticulture. Vinbot is an independent and all-terrain mobile robot capable of capturing and analyzing vineyards images and 3D data to determine wine production suitability.

Ateknea’s business managers and engineers will also be on hand at the BTA to advise SMEs that are in the process of commercially developing their ideas, products of services for the food industry but seek engineering and financial initiatives to carry out their technological innovation for  market launch and uptake.

Come along and meet us at Stand E-151, Pavilion 5, Fira Barcelona Gran Via. You can also stay updated on our social media.