|2 May 2016|

Sweden

Vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorised two-wheelers will be some of the priorities of Bosch’s new innovation incubator in Sweden.

Bosch is developing connected solutions in the Swedish city of Lund. The company’s first engineering location in Scandinavia already has 50 Bosch experts on board.They are developing cross-domain solutions for connecting mobility with, for example, energy and building technology over the IoT. By bringing together development activities for a number of different areas at a single location, Bosch hopes to facilitate mutual inspiration. “We are systematically driving forward the development of connected, cross-domain solutions over the IoT with the aim of making life more secure and convenient,” said Dr Dirk Hoheisel, a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. “To this end, we’re focusing on cross-divisional collaboration that enables synergies and creates the basis for new ideas and creative solutions.”

“Sweden is on the global vanguard when it comes to fields of research including information and communications technology. This is exactly the kind of environment we want for our new engineering center,” Hoheisel said. “We’re pinning our hopes on Lund’s talented software and IT experts.” Sweden’s status as a highly innovative economic power mirrors Bosch’s own traditionally strong position in research and development (2015: R&D investment totaling 6.4 billion euros, or 9% of sales). The country regularly appears near the top of international innovation rankings. On the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index 2015, for example, it occupies third place.