Thesis: Sustainable Business Models at Siemens Factory Automation

B2B markets represent a particularly exciting environment for sustainable business models research

Scope of the thesis
Siemens Factory Automation is interested in the possibilities for sustainable business models and how to develop their organization appropriately, such as how to get employees to adopt sustainable changes. Comparisons with other similar industries can give first hints. 
B2B markets represent a particularly exciting environment for sustainable business models research, as some specifics need to be considered. For example, emotional aspects of sustainability, which are very important in B2C markets, are usually less critical. 
The thesis at Siemens AG provides you with a unique opportunity to do research in a real environment, get to know a potential employer, and ensure the impact of your work. 
Students registered in Germany can write this thesis as part of a paid position as a working student. The thesis can be written in English or German.


Siemens Digital Industries - Factory Automation
The Factory Automation division of Siemens AG offers a wide range of products and systems for integrated, automated solutions. These find application in all industries and special manufacturing systems. 
The solutions for factory automation have been developed to ensure high availability of plant and machinery as well as enable a resource- and cost-optimized production. The portfolio aims to generate added value in the continuous optimization of plant operation, comprehensive preventive maintenance, and fast repair. Automation products (industrial-grade controllers, PCs, IoT devices, monitors) are characterized by robustness and durability. Customers are end customers (e.g., VW, BMW, Coca-Cola) and machine and plant manufacturers (e.g., packaging machines, filling lines) as well as system integrators.   
Your profile:
Strong interest in the field of sustainability
Organized, conscientious, and result-oriented working attitude
Excellent communication and writing skills in English and German

Whom to contact?

If you find the topic interesting, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Mader ( Please attach your CV and current grade transcript to your e-mail.

Anna Mader
Research Associate & PhD Candidate