Good Tech Lab is an innovation lab exploring the frontiers of technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital for social and environmental impact. We are especially interested in how these new trends can help us tackle society’s toughest problems by 2030, and achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Our first project consists in a one-year research of those themes, through interviews of experts and practitioners (investors, accelerators, startups, corporates, experts) from all over the globe. We aim to better map and understand the opportunities and challenges, what is emerging and what can scale.
Good Tech Lab was incepted by Benjamin Tincq, co-founder of OuiShare and POC21. The project relies on a passionate team and network of partners, advisors and mentors from various disciplines in technology, business and social sciences.
Who we are looking for
Are you a tech geek who dreams about making the world a better place ? Are you inspired by inventors and entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers to tackle society’s biggest problems ? Have you been nerding out on AI, blockchains, robotics, IoT, biotech or cleantech ? Do you want to deep dive in these fields and you like writing? Then you are at the right place!
What we need - education and experience
You can have a range of educational backgrounds such as engineering, computer science or finance, and ideally you already have an "out-of-the-box" experience in innovation, technology, science or futurism. Some research experience and intellectual curiosity in multi-disciplinary areas involving technology, entrepreneurship and society, is a plus.
Fascination for current and emerging technologies e.g. digital, hardware, biotech, AI, robotics, IoT, blockchains, new materials, …
Research skills combined with an analytical mind ; you have an ability to go beyond raw information, and to summarize relevant trends
Excellent written and visual communication skills, with an ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple and logical manner : how would you explain machine learning or CRISPR-Cas9 to your grandmother? ;)
Sensibility to major social and environmental challenges: ideally you are familiar with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
You are comfortable working with colleagues remotely using online tools (e.g. slack, trello, evernote, google docs, spreadsheets, social media) : ideally you have heard of, or have been using these tools before, or you are able to learn them quickly
Native or fluent english mandatory - french proficiency is a strong plus
Autonomous, proactive and enthusiastic in your work :) you are comfortable with assuming leadership on tasks and are willing to work a flexible schedule
You are organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
What you will do - job responsibilities
Research on emerging technologies: literature review, data collection and analysis, interviews with innovators and experts
Support the team on identifying unique technology themes that may impact the Sustainable Development Goals
Support on ecosystem & market landscaping assessments in fast emerging technology areas including AI, blockchains, biotech, robotics, IoT, to name a few
Help translating "tech" assessments into common language
Maintain and update research information resources
Support the rest of the team (analysts, communications) with your work
What we offer:
6-12 months internship starting max. early September 2017
Stipend of 600 € / month
Full coverage of public transportation if you are in Paris (pass Navigo)
Best working conditions from one of our two locations: in Paris (at the OuiShare HQ) or Rio De Janeiro (coworking and work-from-home), but we will consider outstanding applications from elsewhere, for individuals used to effective remote work
Joining a cross-disciplinary team of innovative, mission-driven and enthusiastic individuals, bringing various experiences from their backgrounds in engineering, business, social sciences and other disciplines
Opportunity to work in a startup-like environment, on the inception of a new venture based on the results of this primary research