Internship/Final Thesis - IT Innovation - Energy Consumption Optimization ULP Devices (m/f/d)

Are you #heretocreate the future of sport with us? Are you ready to put the books aside and get hands-on experiences? Here is your chance to join the best sports brand in the world.


adidas is a truly global company with its roots in Germany. Around the world we employ over 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year we produce over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products and we believe that through sports we have the power to change lives.


An internship at adidas provides you with a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned at university, use your knowledge in practice and live your passion for sports.


adidas strives to be at the forefront of innovation. As a future member of our IT Innovation team you will work on a research project around IoT and smart wearables. The online world is getting real. The material is becoming immaterial and virtual tactility is growing. Seamlessness is key; the creation of new phygital dimensions that marry the physical and digital together smoothly.


Let’s explore how we can combine seamless digital experience with sport activities. Idea is to investigate if we can combine IoT technologies with wearables. As part of your Master thesis your task will be to

investigate in a wearable device the impact of radio frequency (RF), compiler and operating system (OS) choices. Specifically interesting is the combination of a Ultra low power devices (ULP) device with RF powered by energy harvesting system.


Bachelor/Master Thesis Topic:

"Energy consumption optimization ULP devices"



  • Conduct literature research in the areas of wearable technologies, energy consumption and optimization.
  • Conduct analysis of OS choice impact to energy consumption in regard to different use cases
  • Conduct Analysis of compiler impact to energy consumption (gcc, IAR)
  • C code examples of which have highest impact on energy consumption Firmware
  • Analysis showcase on an embedded platform
  • Give recommendation to optimize design of power control for energy harvesters based ULP devices
  • Documentation and presentation of the results to the upper/senior management teams


Your Profile:

  1. Student in the area Informatics, Computer Science, Embedded systems or similar
  2. Prior experience with programming languages (C, C++)
  3. Affinity for electronics in sports and health
  4. Good analytical skills and empathetic personality
  5. Eager to work in multicultural and interdisciplinary team
  6. Excellent skills in communication and collaboration
  7. Good skills in results-oriented and independent working
  8. Fluent English (verbal and written)
  9. Enrolled as full-time student for the complete duration of the internship


Operational Setup:

  • You will be employed as an intern for the duration of 6 months
  • The final thesis topic will be defined in agreement with you and the supervising professor. A requirement for doing your thesis with adidas is the supervision commitment of a professor. We will support you in this matter


Key Facts:

  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Start Dates: September 1st, 2020 or September 15th, 2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuremberg


Your application:

  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered



Check out: http://www.herzo.adidas-group.com/ and http://bit.ly/adidas_GFTA

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Job Title:  Internship/Final Thesis - IT Innovation - Energy Consumption Optimization ULP Devices (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  225891