Withthegrid - Data science in de energiesector


Flevoland, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant, Utrecht, Zuid-Holland


WO Bachelor 3, WO Pre-Master, WO Master




4, 5, 6






Withthegrid is an 'internet of things' startup. Withthegrid connects the networks of companies with the internet. The devices of withthegrid measure the temperatures in pipes in more than 100 locations. In the heating network these devices measure the voltage for protection in the gas network and dectect leaks in water pipes. Our customers are large dutch network operators.

Functie omschrijving

Your work will contribute to the generation of the data we gather through our sensors used by our customers. As a start, you will design a self-learning model that can make predictions on the failure-rate of the customer assets. In doing so, you will work closely with the CTO of withthegrid. Based on our current measurements, conclusions can be drawn on the current and future state of the network (or parts of these networks). These states can be classified as:

  • Operational
  • Disturbed
  • Unknown by a lack of measurements

Currently, withthegrid only makes a distinguish between operational and disturbed based on statistical borders. The status will be 'unknown' of no measurements are recorded in a longer period of time. The result is the rise of 'false positives' and lots of 'false negatives'. With the grid wants to improve the sensitivity and specificness of these classifications, your model should help in doing so.

Functie eisen

To be a potential candidate, you are in your final phase in one of the following studies (or comparable at HBO / University): Econometrics, mathematics, algorithmics, artificial intelligence, physics, computer science, data science, ICT.

You are eager to learn and would like to put your knowledge into practice. You are not afraid to ask questions and if you think something is wrong then you say so. In addition, you enjoy working in a small and young team.


  • Compensation: 300 EUR / month.
  • Gain experience working with the CTO of the company.
  • Gain insights in this industry.
  • Contribute to a startup in the energy-industry with the possibility to work at this company after a succesful closing of this internship.
  • Shared lunches and friday-afternoon drinks.