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Students/interns - Student Industrial Designer (m/f/d)

Intern / Student · München

About us

tacterion is a high-tech startup based in Munich and was founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). tacterion develops and markets a unique sensor technology called sensorskin. Based on our sensorskin technology, plyon® is our first product platform. It combines a highly flexible sensory layer that measures interaction and pressure on any surface with algorithms to understand how users interact with it. This patented technology was originally developed for robotics and provides the sense of touch for products and machines. tacterion’s sensitive surface layers enable the next generation of truly interactive and responsive products.

Why we need you
World-leading companies approach us to realize innovative interfaces using tacterion’s plyon technology. We are growing rapidly and are looking for someone who wants to help advancing tacterion’s technology by building product demonstrators, prototypes and test kits. As Student Industrial Designer, you will work closely with our team in the areas of ideation, design & conception, hardware and software engineering as well as product development. With your experience in designing products for intuitive use as well as your strong understanding for aesthetics, you will help us design, build, and ship amazing products that will amaze our customers. Your understanding of materials and technology in general will help us in enabling human-centered products by touch on any surface through building customer-specific demonstrators and visualizations. Your passion for design and your interest in the use of novel materials gives you the energy to work until you found the best solutions for product showcases that amaze our customers and international trade fair audience
What to expect
Since tacterion is still a young company, you will take over a demanding but multifaceted position. You will join a dynamic team of experienced professionals, young graduates, and motivated students all working towards bringing tacterion’s plyon technology to the market. We believe that plyon can help to enable innovative products in a wide variety of use-cases and markets. To realize our full potential, your know-how as industrial designer will be key in our joint product development process with our customers. Your holistic approach to product development will create results that draw the attention of (potential) customers at customer workshops and trade shows. In all your activities
Your profile in short
  • Student of industrial design, product development, engineering and design, or alike
  • Experienced in methods to build physical products (3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping)
  • General know-how of CAD-software such as Solidworks or Rhino
  • Fluent in German and English, ready to work hands-on
  • Experience in conducting internal and external workshops with developers is a plus
  • Available for minimum three months as intern or six months as working student 
Why you will love tacterion
We offer a creative and solution-oriented work environment to unleash your full potential and development as a person. With an eight-digit investment to fuel our growth over the upcoming years, we offer the mentality of a dynamic high-tech startup combined with the financial soundness and long-term commitment you would expect from your employer.
  • Student position in a dynamic and motivated startup team
  • Insights into the daily operations of a fast-growing high-tech startup
  • Startup work atmosphere with the opportunity to quickly take over responsibility
  • As working student, flexible hours to focus on your studies when needed 

We are excited to get to know you!

We are thrilled that you are considering a career at tacterion!
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