As an academic, your skills will be very appreciated by the industry (R&D roles)
What can I do to make my profile appealing?
Your conditions are not so harsh as you think. You are young and PhD in ICMEg (which is an engineering by itself, which means it has industrial utility). My only concern is that you will not be able to enter a leadership or management role at first i.e. you will have to work as a technical employee before scaling up into management roles if you will.
I am not sure how your lifestyle is ($$$) with your academic and parallel incomes, but considering you do not know where you are getting into, I would recommend you save some money and decrease costs so you don't get caught with surprises.
For this reason, I recommend you should not be scared of sending your curriculum as is to employers. You need to put all your skills and all of your academic work until now and expect for the results. If they are positive, good! If they are negative, try to engage a conversation asking what in your curriculum would have changed the results i.e. what skill missing would get you into the job?
Is there any other jobs that I can be eligible in? And currently I
will be working on a separate gig for a year. So, I will have 6-7
months to improve my skillsets.
I do not work in your industry, so I do not know which skills you need. But recall my advice of sending you CV as is so you can gather feedback. In 1-2 months you will have enough feedback which you can use in the next 5 months to improve your skillset if needed.
Communication is key
How do you get to know which companies and roles would want an ICMEg?
You will have to speak with people! Send your CV and interests to other ICMEg academics, LinkedIn professionals, Internet Forums, HeadHunters website forms, family members, close and distant friends, etc...
You will be surprised by how quickly you can reach key-professionals that can help you with job hunting and clarify of what you can do in the industry!