Master Thesis Worker for Market Research and Business Model Design
Aalto University, Department of Civil Engineering

Master Thesis Worker for Market Research and Business Model Design





Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.


Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a 
Master Thesis Worker for Market Research and Business Model Design


The Department of Civil Engineering at Aalto University starts a new project in August 2019. The aim of the project is to commercialize an innovative laser-based drill core scanning method for the mining industry and the civil engineering markets. The eventual mission is to launch a product or service, which reduces energy consumption and amount of waste rock in the mining industry and helps to optimize maintenance of structures and buildings in civil engineering. This is an opportunity to make a big environmental and economic impact in a global scale! The project is funded by Business Finland’s “New business from research ideas” program.


Our project team consists of academic and industry professionals. We are looking for a Master Thesis Worker to strengthen our team especially in the area of market research and business model design. The work may contain e.g. following tasks:

  • Recognize potential customer segments
  • Recognize potential customers within the segments
  • Determine customer needs
  • Model the value chain / value network of the selected potential customers
  • Model the customer journey for the selected customer segments
  • Recognize competitors


We don’t expect you to be seasoned market researcher or business designer, but we hope that you would have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, entrepreneurship, innovation management, industrial engineering, international business, marketing, strategy or similar
  • Fluent English both verbally and written, Finnish skills is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to take initiatives
  • Interest towards global business
  • Knowledge of Lean Startup, Lean Service Creation or similar methodology
  • Readiness to travel occasionally


Basic information about the job:

  • Working time: 36.75 h/week
  • Employment contract type: Fixed term
  • Duration of the employment contract: 6 months
  • Salary: According to Aalto's pay system
  • Location: Department of civil engineering, Rakentajanaukio 4 A, Espoo, remote working possible


Please submit your CV (or link to your LinkedIn profile), study transcripts and a short cover letter through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply for this job' below) . If you have specific questions about the post, please contact Antti Kotanen by email or by phone +358 50 581 6319. There is no deadline for applications, we progress the recruitment process as soon as interesting candidates have been found.


Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration. The department is built around its strengths in system knowledge, computation, modelling and knowledge management.


The department conducts both basic scientific research as well as applied research, both of which are required for high-quality education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


In our research group, we are specialized on new laser-based industrial solutions and innovations needed in the mining and civil engineering sectors.

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