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”.

Management of Bosch Research

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf

Thomas Kropf joined Bosch 20 years ago and has held numerous posts at Automotive Electronics, Chassis Systems Control, and Car Multimedia, among other divisions. Kropf, who holds a doctoral degree and a professorship in information technology, became head of Bosch Research in July 2018. After studying in Darmstadt and Karlsruhe, he now teaches at the University of Tübingen in his role as Adjunct Professor for Computer Science.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf

Dr. Jürgen Groß

Jürgen Groß holds the position as Executive Vice President of Bosch Research with focus on Applied Research and Production Technology. During his over 20 years at Bosch, he held various positions at Diesel Systems Division as well as Starter Motors and Generators. From 2004 to 2007 he took part in establishing the engineering center of Diesel Systems in Wuxi, China. After being Senior Vice President of Advanced Functional Materials and Microsystems at Bosch Research for five years, he moved on to his current function by January 2019. Jürgen Groß holds a doctoral degree in physics.

Dr. Jürgen Groß

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.

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.

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.