City:  Stuttgart
Date:  Apr 11, 2024

Master Thesis/Student Assistant - Marketing Concepts for the Field Robot System CURT

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

In the Professional Service Robots - Outdoor research group we develop autonomous, mobile robots for a variety of outdoor applications, such as agriculture and forestry. The focus is on the development of an autonomous outdoor navigation solution as well as the hardware of the robots.
In the short term, these robots and technologies will be used for the first tasks by users, i.e. farmers, foresters or in similar types of application. To achieve this, we need to liaise closely with our potential customers and, in addition to developing our business model, we also need to establish long-term relationships with our customers. 
We are therefore looking for outstanding students from the fields of marketing with a passion for technology and robotics to support our team in this endeavour.


What you will do

We have some exciting opportunities to work in the following areas:

  • Development of marketing campaigns with a focus on online media
  • Customer relationship management
  • Development of sales strategy
  • Support to create a business model


What you bring to the table

  • Enthusiasm for robots and new technologies
  • Good ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team
  • Fluent in English or German 
  • Excellent grades 


What you can expect

  • Cutting-edge technology in the field of outdoor mobile robotics 
  • Hands on with our robots on our own test fields in Stuttgart
  • Take on responsibility and freedom to implement your own ideas
  • Work with the best students in their discipline 
  • Familiar atmosphere including Cake Friday


We also offer the possibility of direct entry for excellent graduates.


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. 

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

If you are interested, please submit a short letter of motivation on your personal favourite topic listed above, CV, current grade transcript to 

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA 


Requisition Number: 71222                Application Deadline:


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