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Galuxea: CTO & Head of Material Design & Development


5656 AE Eindhoven

Language: English
Hours / week: 40


High Tech Campus 27

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Galuxea: Innovation in harmony with nature

We offer a unique opportunity to join Galuxea as CTO/Co-founder: Head of Material, Design & Development.

At Galuxea, we believe the world needs innovation in harmony with nature. We are passionate about creating sustainable solutions to resolve problems for people and the planet. Our patented UVC-light technology delivers eco-friendly, permanent and proven protection from biofouling. 

The Galuxea solution uses natural ultraviolet light from tiny LED’s integrated in a transparent surface, radiating a low intensity UVC light that completely prevents any growth of microorganisms or biofouling – a permanent and eco-friendly protection from biofouling on any surface. 

We are looking for a CTO/Co-founder to lead the design and development of our applications. Together with the CEO and CMO ,she/he will form the Galuxea founding team.

Field of expertise and experience

As CTO you will be responsible for Materials, Design & development of products or coatings (ideally with electronics). You will scout, select and manage partners to develop, prototype and industrialize our solutions. In addition, it is helpful if you also have network and experience in, for example:

  • Silicon and hard plastic surface applications with electronic on different sub surfaces
  • Marine applications and/or light and sensor hardware design
  • We expect that you have at least five but ideally 10 or more years of relevant experience.

Key areas of responsibility

As co-founder, you will participate in strategizing, planning and executing hands-on a lot of things together as a team and leverage our network and expand with partners and resources when needed.

Most important tasks for the coming period to grow the venture include:

  • Find suitable materials and application methods to create surfaces with LEDs in scalable ways
  • Find and manage prototype, development and industrialization partners to deliver to customers.
  • Establish fast, lean and quality ways of working and mitigate risks to deliver high performance.

Education and professional background

  • An education in Material Science, Production and Marine Technology or similar is very suitable.
  • Experience with hands-on development in plastic coatings is crucial, ideally in marine environments.
  • If you also have an affinity and experience with electronics, it’s an advantage.

As a startup venture, we offer unique opportunities including:

  • Be part of the HighTechXL venture builder program.
  • Be part of the co-founding team and build our own company together.
  • Make sustainable impact on the planet in valuable ways for our customers and company.
  • Freedom and contribution and build a unique team experience to shape our own future.
  • A fair share of the company value and revenue reflecting your contribution and commitment.

We believe in work-life balance and enabling full-scale life. We welcome diversity and invite anyone with the right mindset and experience to apply for this unique position - and grow with us!

Please apply with CV and a short motivation video of a few minutes and send to: