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Public Funding Coordinator

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Humanity has been dreaming about robots for more than 100 years now. At Furhat, we are well on our way to making that dream a reality.

We believe that the world should be more human, that technology should be more human. And with social robots, we have the opportunity to bring back an element of humanity which technology today is sorely lacking.

Today Furhat Robotics is one of the fastest-growing and most reputable social robotics companies in the world. We’re proud - but while Furhat has made incredible progress over the last few years, the whole field of social robotics is still in its infancy. Most of the work we do today is at the leading edge of this new - and very exciting - industry.

Being an early player in the field positions Furhat for an incredible amount of innovation, from basic R&D in speech technology, dialogue systems, and computer vision to application areas in customer service, travel, education, health care, and many more. This also positions Furhat to be a startup suitable for plenty of public funding in research and growth-focused projects, in Sweden, Europe, and globally. We are looking for a person to lead and grow that effort!

We are searching for a methodical and organized Public Funding Coordinator to work with our organization to researching funding opportunities, writing, submitting and managing grant proposals.

To ensure success you need to be a skilled writer with experience of producing formal texts, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, and be committed to the mission you are representing. Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with outstanding multitasking abilities.

Skills & Requirements

As a Public Funding Coordinator, you will be responsible for:

  • Identifying, applying, and managing researching funding opportunities, in Sweden and abroad.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for public funding and grant applications.
  • Writing, submitting and managing grant proposals.
  • Tracking grant applications.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Managing timelines and deliverables.
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.
  • Optimizing the grant administration process.
  • Developing a technical understanding of the Furhat social robotics platform and the overall development and research directions of the field.

Skills & Requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in a technical field - preferably within information technology, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of grants writing, securing public funding and project management experience in Sweden.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.


We will currently only be able to accept candidates that are eligible to work in Sweden without a visa sponsorship. This means you must have EU citizenship or a Swedish work permit.

Lastly, we would like you to include a cover letter with your CV, telling us why you are interested in social robotics in general, and why you think you would be a good fit for Furhat.

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Located at top technical university, KTH

  • Choose your own tech gear

  • Free beverages, snacks, team ginger shots

  • Personal health insurance & life insurance

  • Monthly workout grants

  • Paid vacation & parental leave

  • Competitive option package

  • Breakfast at the office

  • Team building. Game nights, AWs, cook-offs etc.

  • Easily accessible for commuters

  • Work with the coolest technology around

About the company

We are an artificial intelligence and social robotics startup with the vision to make interaction with technology truly human. Founded by four PhDs in social robotics at KTH, we are an ambitious, small team of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs backed by prominent investors. Our product is the most expressive and customizable social robot on the market, powered by a state-of-the-art multi-modal conversational platform and a developer suite used by 3rd party developers to build robot applications. We are now looking for high-achievers that share our passion, to join our ride.

Jonathan Ahlbom | Hiring Manager

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