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ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Internship Intellectual Property & Innovation Management

Country/Region:  BE

Antwerpen, Antwerp, BE, 2600

Req ID 45186 Antwerpen, Belgium

We are looking for students (m/f/d) for ZF Wind Power in the Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation Management team at our location in Antwerp (Belgium), starting their internship in January 2023.


Your tasks as Intern IP & Innovation Management (m/f/d):

  • Innovation management for future gearboxes/powertrains for wind turbines:
    • Support in defining and rolling out a structured innovation process
    • Technology trend scouting, deriving input for future product development
    • Assisting in the moderation & pre/postprocessing of product ideation campaigns/workshops
  • Intellectual property management:
    • Support in patent portfolio management
    • Patent search and analysis – deep-dive into specific technology fields as well as optimization of the search process by means of advanced (Artificial Intelligence) techniques
    • Preparing technology landscapes as input for innovation campaigns


Your profile as Intern IP & Innovation Management (m/f/d):

  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Innovation Management, or similar field of study
  • Basic knowledge of drive train technology, gearbox technology and digitalization is an advantage
  • You are interested in wind power technology
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, digital mindset, team spirit, analytical skills, quick comprehension, solution-oriented and independent working style and strong communication skills
  • Confident use of MS Office 365 as well as excellent communication skills in English


Be part of our ZF team and apply now!


Helena Paul

(+49) 7541 77969121

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