Universities increasingly resemble companies in their competition for learners and resources. To facilitate students and knowledge circulation for mutual benefits of educational systems, science managers spot opportunities and assist in capitalising them. The job profile of the newly-emerged position of science manager in EU academic environments requires advanced skills in identifying and facilitating access to funding and research opportunities. Science managers should not only cater for prestigious researchers with confirmed results, but also for doctoral candidates of visible potential and aptitudes, capable to confirm the investment in perspective. The teaching focus shifts towards modern research and project work, thus enabling the enhancement of dedicated facilities. Science managers closely cooperate with technology consultants, so as to implement all acquired results; in order to do it, proficiently consistent background in international organization is needed, as well as extensive partnering experience with industry networks and SMEs.