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We innovate for life

Bosch Research with various icons: A robot gripper arm for automation, a network vector for connectivity and digitalization, a human head with a computer chip for artificial intelligence, a battery for electrification, a leaf for climate action and sustainability and a heart with a pulse outline for healthcare. The six symbols are elliptical and spread evenly over a world map.

At Bosch Research, research meets application. Around 1,800 experts around the world develop the technologies of tomorrow — and beyond.

The world in which we live is changing rapidly. Global megatrends such as climate change and digitalization influence virtually every area of day-to-day life. One thing that doesn’t change is Bosch’s mission to create technology that is “Invented for life” — in other words using technological innovations to improve people’s quality of life and using natural resources responsibly.

Bosch Research sees itself as the spearhead of innovation at Bosch: Our researchers are involved in around a quarter of the patent applications filed by Bosch. On the one hand, we help all Bosch divisions to develop the next generation of products or the generation after that. On the other hand, we look far into the future: with our partners in science and industry, we identify technologies and trends which will shape our lives in the future and make them usable for the entire company. As a global team with around 1,800 experts from all over the world, we cover a wide range of areas with our research. Whether it be automation, digitalization and connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), electrification, climate action and sustainability or healthcare: Bosch Research combines top-level research with specific technological developments.

Research fields

At Bosch Research, we actively shape the future by researching and developing sustainable technologies that improve people’s lives and make the economy more efficient. Our 1,800 researchers bridge the gap between science and industry and explore technologies and trends in the fields of automation, digitalization and connectivity, artificial intelligence, electrification, climate action and sustainability, and healthcare.

The picture shows the “automation” research field at Bosch Research. A robot gripper arm is positioned in the middle as the large main symbol. It is surrounded by other symbols which represent the various aspects of automation such as a robot, a production system with a WLAN symbol and other symbols such as intelligent sensors which form the basis for automation.

Automation

Automated and autonomous systems think, act and react on the basis of data. For example, they enable automation in vehicles and factories. In the Factory of the Future, robots will relieve human workers of difficult, monotonous and dangerous tasks, making their day-to-day work easier. Automation is relevant in all sectors and is therefore a key topic for Bosch Research. Intelligent sensors and interfaces between people and machines are the basis for numerous automation technologies.

Symbol for digitalization and connectivity at Bosch Research: A large connectivity icon with connected circles is shown in the center. The background is blue and shows a server room. Six smaller icons are arranged around the connectivity icon. They represent various aspects of digitalization and connectivity.

Digitalization and connectivity

Connectivity technologies allow secure and efficient digital systems. Whether it be an end device or an algorithm: With our research we offer solutions for a connected present and future and combine digitalization with mechanics and electronics, also by means of artificial intelligence methods. With their work on distributed systems and virtualized engineering, the experts at Bosch Research put in place the foundations for specific applications in many sectors.

The picture represents the “artificial intelligence” research field at Bosch Research. A human head with a computer chip is positioned in the middle as the large main symbol. It is surrounded by other symbols which represent the various aspects of artificial intelligence. These include an IT network vector, a data storage symbol and a “half-human half-robot head” which symbolizes the interaction between human and artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an essential part of virtually all future-proof products and services nowadays. Together with the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) as part of Bosch Research, we bring together classic engineering and natural sciences with artificial intelligence methods. This includes basic AI research as well as the use of AI in market-ready technologies using foundation models or reinforcement learning and hybrid modeling.

The picture represents the “electrification” research field at Bosch Research. A battery with a lightning symbol is positioned in the middle as the large main symbol. It is surrounded by other symbols which represent the various aspects of electrification. A wind turbine, a car next to a charging point, a light bulb, a house with solar cells and the symbol for hydrogen reflect a sustainable energy strategy.

Electrification

Electrifying our lives, work and business is essential for a sustainable society. With our research into emissions-free mobility and energy-efficient buildings as well as the production of hydrogen we are paving the way for a climate-neutral future. We are researching electrical drives with batteries and fuel cells for all types of vehicles, heat pumps and solid oxide fuel cells for the electrification of buildings and the production of hydrogen using electrolysis.

The picture represents the “climate action and sustainability” research field at Bosch Research. A leaf is positioned in the middle as the large main symbol. It is surrounded by other symbols which represent the various aspects of climate action and sustainability: A pair of scales with CO2, two arrows as a symbol of the circular economy and a sun symbol are important building blocks for a sustainable future.

Climate action and sustainability

Conserving resources and minimizing CO₂ emissions are fundamental to sustainable products. With our research into greater resource and energy efficiency, product life cycles and intelligent recycling, we put in place the foundations for optimum product cycles. Our main focus is on the circular economy and eco design as a way of selecting the right materials and developing sustainable products from the very beginning.

The picture represents the “healthcare” research field at Bosch Research. A heart with the outline of a pulse is positioned in the middle as the large main symbol. It is surrounded by other symbols which represent the various aspects of healthcare: A stethoscope, a head symbol with a number of arrows, a microscope, a dumbbell and a DNA strand represent research in the area of medical technology.

Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic showed how important research in the area of medical technology is. Our work at Bosch Research is helping to make automated and AI-based medical diagnostics more accurate and faster, and is putting in place the foundations for personalized therapy. Laboratory diagnostics for the “point of care” is one area of research along with “Internet of Things” solutions for medical devices and “cells-on-chip” technologies.

Development regarding new business models and markets

grow platform

Our internal start-up incubator grow platform

The grow platform, home of Bosch intrapreneurs, focuses on developing new business models and opening up new markets. As a full subsidiary of the Bosch Group, the aim of grow platform is to contribute to the continuous growth of the company with disruptive business ideas and innovations.

Worldwide research

On the world map, there are nine pins in the various countries where Bosch Research sites are located.

Our global research and advance development sites

Bosch Research is currently active at nine locations worldwide. Each location fulfills a specific function.

Contact

Get in touch with us to learn more about our cutting-edge research and collaboration opportunities.

Contact

Contact special interest media

Dora Constantinita
Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Bosch Research
+49(711)811-8791
dora.constantinita@de.bosch.com

Contact Human Resources

Sarah Schneck
Human Resources Business Partner, Bosch Research
+49(9352)18-8527
Sarah.Schneck@de.bosch.com

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