STEM-Award IT 2020
Next Generation Mobility
Intelligent mechanical systems, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and process innovations for clean and safe mobility.

STEM-Award IT 2020

Win 3,000 euros with your thesis!

ZF and audimax are looking for outstanding bachelor's and master's theses on the topic of ›Next Generation Mobility‹. Participate now and become the winner of the audimax MINT Award IT 2020!

Mobility is a central human need. However, mobility on the one hand and our vision of life on the other are becoming increasingly out of balance. There is a growing desire for constantly available, affordable, clean and safe mobility. This meets a reality characterised by congestion, emissions and gaps in supply. Time to change this! In order to pave the way to ›Next Generation Mobility‹, innovative input from students can help with new solutions. For this reason, ZF and audimax are looking for students and graduates of STEM subjects whose thesis deals with the following topic:

›Next Generation Mobility: Intelligent mechanical systems, artificial intelligence, internet of things and process innovation for a clean and safe mobility that is automated, comfortable, affordable and everywhere accessible‹

The technology group ZF is a partner of the MINT Award IT 2020, which focuses on an important topic of the international group and the entire automotive industry. ZF is shaping the future of mobility with the global trends of autonomous driving, e-mobility, safety and efficiency. With the MINT-Award IT 2020 audimax is already praising for the 23rd time. It's time for a MINT award.

Prizes & Participation

The best submitted thesis will be awarded 3,000 euros. The runner-up will receive 1,500 euros, the third-placed will be rewarded with 1,000 euros. The deadline for entries is 16.08.2020. Please send your application to The award ceremony will take place in the fall at ZF, either on site or virtually. The winners will be informed at the end of September.

In general, all students and graduates of STEM subjects who have submitted their thesis in English or German or will do so in the future can participate. Submit a maximum three-page summary of your work (maximum 12,000 characters incl. spaces), your final grade - if already known - as well as your CV or the link to your complete Xing or LinkedIn profile. Important: The deadline for submission of the work must be in 2019 or 2020. In its evaluation, the jury attaches particular importance to innovation, applicability, practical relevance and networking on ZF topics.


ZF is a globally active technology group that supplies systems for the mobility of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology. With a comprehensive technology portfolio, ZF offers integrated solutions for established automobile manufacturers and mobility providers. One focus of further development of ZF systems is digital networking and automation. ZF lets vehicles see, think and act.

ZF is represented with 148,000 employees at around 240 locations in 41 countries. In 2019, ZF achieved sales of EUR 36.5 billion. Every year, the company spends more than seven percent of its sales on research and development.

You want to learn more about the career opportunities at ZF? Visit: ZF.COM/CAREERS.

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