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A purple illuminated Slush event hall with a huge audience.
Slush 2017

A meeting of pioneers

At Slush, the rockstar among start-up events, Bosch presented innovations from the areas of AI, IoT and VR.

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Slush stands for fire columns and brainwaves, speeches and meetings, in a concert-like atmosphere. In 2017 the event for start-ups, companies, and investors took place for the second time from November 30 to December 1 in Helsinki. Bosch was present with its own stand for the first time and presented innovations from the areas of AI, IoT, and VR.

The former US presidential candidate Al Gore talks at Slush on a stage.

Over 20,000 people participated at this year’s Slush and about one million watched the live stream. As at the first event in 2016, technophile start-ups, digital pioneers, and visionary companies from Europe, Asia, and North America came together in Helsinki. Top speakers such as Al Gore and Cal Henderson talked about current technologies and how they could be used to change the planet sustainably. Apart from the four speaker’s platforms, investor meetings and workshops enabled participants to get to know each other and exchange ideas. Bosch was there for the first time and presented innovations under its motto, “Simply. Connected.”.

An eye of a man gets examined with a Bosch Eye Care Solution device.

Algorithms against blindness

As part of its stand Bosch showed how artificial intelligence can contribute to maintaining good health. Bosch’s Eye Care Solution is a handy device for eye examinations. With the help of teachable algorithms, it detects disease symptoms which could lead to blindness, enabling the disease to be treated in time. Particularly in regions with a poor medical infrastructure, this mobile solution helps to save many people’s eyesight.

The picture shows a virtual testing environment for radar sensors and park assist cameras.

Virtual test drive

ITK is a cross-sector solution developer and technology supplier to Bosch. Among other things, the subsidiary company offers software which tests driver assistance functions at the computer. Environmental conditions and sensor behavior are simulated in a realistic way. The software enables virtual test drives and sensor fusions to be carried out at an early stage of development, which reduces the number of actual test drives and saves money.

The picture shows the XDK with its rectangular silver colored case.

IoT made easy

With Bosch’s Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK), developers can quickly and easily link their machines and prototypes up to the Internet of Things (IoT). The XDK is a fully integrated hardware and software development platform with eight internal sensor parameters – ranging from gyroscopes to thermometers. The device is remotely controlled and data is retrieved via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The XDK reduces the development time and cost of IoT projects.

Over 20,000 people participated at Slush 2017 and about one million watched the live stream.

See our impressions of Slush 2017

A huge audience sits around a stage with a female speaker.
Former US presidential candidate Al Gore speaks at Slush 2017.
Big conference hall with a laser show at Slush 2017.
A young man with virtual reality glasses.
A few people gather around a table on which two robots are.
A huge stage with big screens in the background on which the audience can see the speakers.
Four people stand at the Bosch-booth during Slush 2017 and talk to each other.
Several innovative products on tables at the Bosch booth.
The picture shows the Bosch-booth at Slush 2017.
Bosch presents the eye care solution at its booth.
Three people stand in front of big monitors at the Bosch-booth which show the ITK solution for virtual test drives.
A big conference hall with many people and a colorful laser show in the background.

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