Berlin is a hotspot for many important players working on and with connected solutions. They include software and hardware providers, technology partners, and start-ups. “With our new premises, we are building bridges between our own IoT experts and others in Berlin’s creative and digital scenes,” Denner said. “The inauguration of the Bosch IoT campus is another important building block for Berlin as a digital capital,” Müller said, speaking before guests from politics, business, and the media. “We believe in openness for the internet of things – open ecosystems and open collaboration and partnership. This idea is also reflected in the campus concept,” Denner added.
“With our new premises, we are building bridges between our own IoT experts and others in Berlin’s creative and digital scenes. ”
Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH
Campus unites expertise in technology and transformation on the IoT
More than 250 Bosch associates are working at the new campus. Over the next few years, the number of associates is expected to rise to around 400. They come from a range of different domains within the company. The IoT experts will advise and support customers during the development and implementation of projects for connected solutions. These encompass, for instance, solutions for Industry 4.0, connected mobility, smart cities, and smart homes.
“The inauguration of the Bosch IoT campus is another important building block for Berlin as a digital capital.”
Michael Müller, Mayor of Berlin
Campus combines laboratory character with IoT vibe
Visitors to the Bosch IoT campus immediately notice that the open-plan, three-story ensemble offers an unconventional working environment. Instead of desks, a caravan, workshops, and forest-themed workspaces catch the eye. In total, Bosch has invested some 3 million euros in the location and its unusual workspaces. The workshops are there to help associates build prototypes quickly and easily, for example. In contrast, the caravan is all about user experience: together with customers and users, it is a place where prototypes can be tested in the very early phases of a project. All of this is based on the design thinking method of innovation, which is widespread in the software development world