Forging alliances with leading research institutes, universities and partners.
Taking responsibility for tomorrow
Bosch strives to forge alliances with a variety of partners from research and industry. We are particularly interested in projects that have the potential to solve tomorrow’s challenges today. That scenario provides the perfect opportunity for innovative ideas to move rapidly into practice and gain a solid foothold. Partnering with us gives you a great chance to boost your innovative capabilities even further. As a partner you can trust, our role is to make that journey easier for you and to provide you with the resources you need along the way.
Face-to-face with the experts
Benefits for research
Working together with a global player such as Bosch gives our partners a valuable insight into industry. It allows you to incorporate the latest business developments into your research, and to test theories in practice. We believe that all research should in practice adhere to the standards of high-level research. We can help you achieve this by putting a proper framework in place with our comprehensive experience in project management and leadership. Keeping a tight reign on practical feasibility is also enabled through easy access to product development and the option of conducting experiments in real-world environments.
Benefits for industry
We, as a company, feel it is tremendously important to address and solve the challenges of the future today. That’s why we place such a clear emphasis on ensuring that the results of our research offer genuine benefits to wider society. At the same time, this approach helps us identify opportunities to increase sales or potential savings. It also gives us insights into the current state of research, which we can pass on to the Bosch divisions. The result is a win-win situation for both partners. Alliances between Bosch Corporate Research and academic institutions offer a rich and productive experience in many areas. Robert Bosch GmbH greatly values these alliances.
Bundle competencies in publicly funded projects
Our goal is to join the top experts in realizing innovations which verifiably improve the quality of life. For this reason, Bosch Research is involved in publicly funded projects. In such projects with public funding, we bundle competencies with partners from business and science, especially in the case of complex research projects in the pre-competitive sector, which involve a high degree of risk in terms of their realizability. Such collaboration enables us to identify technological trends faster and be actively involved in shaping new business fields right from the start. Our active participation in research cooperations also makes us a key member of international research and development networks. It also offers us the possibility to align ourselves well for handling future challenges.
On account of the wide spectrum of topics covered by the company, Bosch is a partner who can offer a great deal of experience in numerous areas and in many cases even ensure early market access. In order to define future research fields, we are also represented as experts in various bodies at both national and international level.
OMT is a collaborative research and training project within the framework of the EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN) focusing on optomechanical technologies (OMT). The OMT network seeks to advance the state of the art and make novel contributions to the field by focusing on entirely new applications of optomechanical technologies by specifically exploring new frontiers. Within the network several PhD students are being trained on different aspects of optomechanical technologies.
grow – Bosch’s start-up platform
The Bosch start-up platform “grow” is an in-house incubator that provides an open space for entrepreneurs to flourish within the Bosch ecosystem. Putting radical ideas into practice helps our company develop new, sustainable and profitable business in new markets.
Freedom to develop radical innovations
Grow combines extensive experience and resources to help take ideas to the next level. This is where young entrepreneurs can tap into our many years of experience in innovation management, business development and company formation. Grow also provides them with access to international expertise in a range of technologies and methodologies.
Grow’s offices are very different to those you might find in a normal workplace. The incubator fosters an inspiring atmosphere in bright, open-plan spaces. This is the perfect meeting point for people who are facing the same challenges and hoping to share their visions and knowledge. Networking and connectivity play a key part in efforts to transform radical ideas into new business fields for Bosch.
Grow offers the conditions people need to nurture their ideas and turn them into a fully-fledged business. Bosch created the platform to support people’s entrepreneurial spirit and ideas for new start-ups.
Taking theory and practice to the highest level
The PhD program at Bosch offers an opportunity to take research to the highest level under favorable conditions. All students are integrated in a current project or in the development work of a specialist department. Find out more about two of our PhD students at Bosch Corporate Research.