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About research

Notable research

At Bosch, research forms the basis of our products and services. That means it plays a key role in the success of the Bosch brand.

Bosch venturing laboratory, Stuttgart (Germany)

Check out some of the milestones in the history of Bosch Research

Research has a long tradition at Bosch. The first patent filed under the name of Robert Bosch was issued in 1897 for an oscillating sleeve for the company’s magneto ignition device. Early on, Robert and his colleagues made a commitment to deliver outstanding levels of quality. They made their mark by identifying the latest trends and manufacturing new products from core technologies.

Bosch research purpose

Our mission

Ever since our company was founded, we have sought to play our part in making the world a better place, one small step at a time. Our conduct and business activities are guided by a brand promise: even before we create a product, we will always put an emphasis on quality in our research and in the results of that research. We understand that conducting research involves a responsibility to both our partners and the wider world, and we endeavor to fulfil that responsibility at all times. That’s how we create inspiring products. And that’s how we create technology “Invented for life”.

We conduct research in an international network

Our goal is to forge alliances with the best research institutes around the world. In addition, every Bosch location is expected to act as a kind of radar for Bosch Research by scanning its respective region to detect megatrends.

Our worldwide research and advance engineering locations

Currently, 12 locations actively contribute to Bosch Corporate Research. Each location fulfils a specific role.

Bosch Boston

Boston

Boston

The Bosch Research Center in Cambridge, MA, is where our engineers develop cutting-edge methods for modern and future technology. We are located in Kendall Square, which Boston Consulting Group called "the most innovative square mile on the planet." In close proximity to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we also collaborate with top research groups at these world-renowned universities.

Bosch Boston
Bosch Bangalore

Bangalore

Bangalore

The Bosch Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India, is part of the international Bosch Corporate Research community dedicated to using technological innovations to solve the problems of tomorrow. Here, the associates investigate various challenges on the path toward a connected, smart, and energy-efficient tomorrow. We focus our research along three main themes: advanced data analytics for IoT applications, computer vision and numerical methods, and algorithms for real-time embedded systems. Our research solutions and prototypes not only cater to the wider global Bosch business but also focus on solving regional challenges pertaining to India. Our main motivation comes from our belief that the technologies we develop today will enable the products necessary for achieving a smarter, better connected, and more energy-efficient future.

Bosch Bangalore
Hildesheim

Hildesheim

Hildesheim

A central technology site for Robert Bosch GmbH is located in Hildesheim. This is where employees in a wide range of corporate areas from all over the world are working on solutions for the mobility of the future. In addition to the headquarters and development site of the Car Multimedia division, there is also a production plant for the Electrical Drives division, the headquarters of Electronics Services for the automotive aftermarket, and one of the locations of the central Research and Development function.

Flexible office environments and open communication zones provide the best conditions for growing the ideas of the future. The extensive grounds in the Hildesheimer Wald district create a unique, inspiring working environment in green surroundings. Are you ready to shape the future with us? We look forward to your enquiring mind and innovation.

Hildesheim
Moscow

Moscow

Moscow

The Bosch headquarters in Russia is sustained in the best traditions of the company, with every centimeter literally breathing "Invented for life." You can see this even at the entrance to the business complex, where you will find not only the much-loved Khokhloma styled elevator, but also a Bosch security access system. And this approach applies to many of the technical solutions of the building – from a video surveillance system to heating boilers. Our complex, located on 57,000 square meters, consists of office premises, training centers for young professionals and partners of the company, its own warehouse, and even a small Bosch store for employees. Interesting? Then read on!

Bosch in Moscow
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

The Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh focuses on investigating new and existing Internet technologies and deploying them among the Bosch group’s business units. The research focuses on software, deployment and integration of existing technologies in new application areas of relevance to various business areas of the Bosch group, as well as the design, evaluation, and deployment of new security technologies and solutions supporting the Internet of Things vision.

Pittsburgh
Renningen

Renningen

Renningen

Our Bosch Research Campus in Renningen, Germany, is the international hub of our Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, the Car Multimedia division, and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. Here, associates from all over the world are dedicated to finding answers to tomorrow’s questions. To ensure our researchers’ ideas can develop and flow freely, the campus has been set up to encourage direct, easy communication and nurture inspiration – an environment where creativity knows no bounds.

Renningen
Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai

Among the almost 60,000-strong workforce at Bosch China, in 2017 we employed 6,850 engineers at 23 technical centers around the country. And there was a double-digit rise in the number of patents filed in 2017.

The research capacity in China is continuing to expand, with a wide range of topic including electric mobility, fuel cells, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, computer vision, and power electronics.

Shanghai
Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

The Bosch Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore is home to the Research and Technology Center Asia Pacific, as well as the regional hub for IT Research & Development.

Researchers at Bosch Singapore are dedicated to creating innovative solutions which address the specific needs and improve the everyday lives of people across Asia. Our associates work on a variety of topics, ranging from virtual assistance and computer vision, through application of environmental sensors and polymer-based sensor systems, to intelligent energy management, sustainable building technologies, and smart city innovations.

Singapore
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

The Bosch branch in the northern capital of Russia is conveniently located in a comfortable office building within walking distance of the historic city center. Here, working together in close cooperation, are Automotive Automarket, Power Tools, Bosch Rexroth and, of course, the Bosch Research and Development Center in Russia, which in 2018 celebrated the 10th anniversary of its successful scientific activity.

St. Petersburg
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

More space and more attractive working conditions for innovative research, development, trend scouting, and venture capital: in 2018, Bosch has moved to a larger location in Silicon Valley, opening a new Research and Technology Center (RTC) in Sunnyvale. The facilities bring together 200 associates under one roof for the first time. Covering almost 10,000 square meters, the new location offers 40 percent more space in total and room for up to 300 associates. “From basic research to market-ready solutions, as part of Bosch’s international research network, our associates in Silicon Valley have laid the foundation for innovative products and solutions in areas such as sensor technology and automated and connected vehicle systems,” said Hauke Schmidt, head of the Bosch Research and Technology Center.

Sunnyvale
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

The research and technology office in Israel was established in 2016. In Tel Aviv, Bosch employees focus on collaborating with scientific institutions and start-ups in fields such as machine learning, robotics, cybersecurity, and IoT.

Tel Aviv
Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Our Corporate Research team in Japan is located in the district of Shibuya in the heart of Tokyo. Shibuya is one of Tokyo's largest commercial and business centers, the headquarters of Bosch Corporation in Japan, and the most urban major Bosch location worldwide. In recent years, Shibuya has developed into a center for youth fashion, culture, and design. Shibuya attracts major international IT companies and has developed a bustling startup scene. From Shibuya we have easy access to the headquarters of major international corporations, innovative startups, and world-leading universities. We are working in joint collaboration with these partners on cutting-edge technology in the areas of electromobility and IoT. In regular "Pitch Nights" we propose new business ideas bringing new products and services to market in an agile setup. The latest example is the PlantectTM device developed in Shibuya and launched to market in 2017.

Tokyo
Artificial Intelligence

BCAI: Artificial Intelligence from Bosch

The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) was founded in early 2017. Currently, more than 150 AI experts at four locations are developing the technology to enable the next generation of Bosch products and services.

Bosch R&D locations worldwide

Asia/Pacific

The journey from idea ...

… to final product involves the work of many different people. Take a moment to learn more about our experts. Or find out how we make innovations possible by forging alliances with research institutes, universities and partners.