Readme: FAQ for theses

Hi all, here are some FAQ that may be helpful to you. This list is constantly being updated and extended.

  • How can Celonis support my thesis?
    Celonis can provide access to the academic version of our software and help you analyze your own data. We can provide our expertise and help you get started. We will also connect you with fellow students and researchers through the Celonis community. This support is entirely provided online by signing up to our thesis program. Please do not contact us directly, but first follow the steps of this program. In some cases, we can also provide further support such as contact to experts or interviews. In these cases, we perform a pre-selection of relevant topics through a pitch, for which you can access a template after registration.

  • Are there any limitations as to which countries students can come from or which universities they are working with?
    No! We especially encourage students from outside of Europe to take part in our Thesis Programme. We can fully support theses in English and German language.

  • How do I find a suitable topic?
    Ideally, students suggest topics in agreement with their academic chairs, and we then decide if they are relevant to us. However, if you have a rough idea of what you would like to do and still need inspiration to define a topic, you can talk to us after signing up to our Thesis Programme, and we can suggest topics.

  • Is there a possibility to work with Celonis as a working student while I write my thesis?
    At the moment, we do not offer working student positions only for the purpose of writing a thesis. However, you can check our career page for open internship or working student positions and then contact us to find out if a combination with your thesis topic is possible.

  • Is it also possible to write a doctoral/PhD thesis with support by Celonis?
    Yes! Please also sign up for our thesis programme, and then directly book an appointment with our R&D Coordinator, who will be able to discuss the scope of our involvement.

  • Do I need to sign any documents to work with you on my thesis?
    This depends on your topic. If you need access to internal information at Celonis, you have to sign a Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA). If your thesis will contain this internal information, your academic supervisor will have to sign an NDA as well, and the thesis must not be published.

  • Can you help me find an academic supervisor?
    If you already know your topic but do not have an academic supervisor yet, we can check within our network whether we know a suitable researcher who can support you. We cannot promise you that we will find somebody, but in most cases this is feasible. It depends on your university whether external supervisors are accepted.

  • How closely are you working with external students on their thesis topics?
    External students are still mainly supervised by their academic supervisors. We provide some assistance, and the scope depends on the project. However, we do not have the capacity to support every thesis extensively.

  • How many thesis projects have been conducted already?
    As of mid 2020, we have supported over 250 internal and external theses and student projects, out of which over 50 have taken place in the first half of 2020 alone.

  • I am a working student at a company and I would like to use the Celonis Academic Intelligent Business Cloud for my thesis project, which is at the same time a commercial project at the company I work for. Is this possible?
    Yes, but only if you use the academic version of our software just for the scope of the thesis project, and only you personally have access to the Celonis account. Any primarily commercial use of our academic version is prohibited, as stated in the terms of use.

Where do I get access to the academic version of the software? Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Hi Sina,

you can sign-up and create an account here:

Happy to have you on board!

Did you receive your welcome e-mail to the thesis program? There you will find our guide which also explains how to get access.