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Bosch powers the potential of the Internet of Things
Campaign challenges young, women engineers to imagine how the IoT will improve lives

 
 
 

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Lauren Childs
Phone: +44(0)1895 83 8813

 

2016-03-15 | Ireland | Corporate News

  • #BetweenUsWeCan seeks out best IoT innovations
  • Competition encourages gender diversity in engineering
  • Winners to visit Bosch’s state-of-the-art facilities in Germany


Bosch is fuelling the imagination of young, women engineers with the launch of a campaign aimed at bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to life.


The #BetweenUsWeCan campaign, which supports efforts to improve gender diversity within engineering, will include an online competition that seeks out the best new applications of the IoT.


Three winners will get the chance to pay a two-day visit to Bosch’s state-of-the-art Renningen and Reutlingen research and development facilities near Stuttgart, in Germany. This is where IoT technologies are being developed and brought to life for Bosch. The winners will also receive a year’s mentoring from Bosch engineers.


Interested participants should visit http://www.bosch.co.uk/betweenuswecan.


Dr Steffen Hoffmann, President of Bosch in the UK, says: “The UK is facing a critical shortage of new engineers entering the workforce and the problem is made worse by the lack of women entering the profession. Women have the ambition to solve problems and change the world, and the talent to deliver it. Our competition aims to shine a light on their imagination and their skills.


“Bosch wants to fuel the imaginations of the brightest young women engineers by asking them to think how the IoT might transform our lives.”


Entries for the competition will be shortlisted and assessed by an expert judging panel including Professor Danielle George, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Manchester and Presenter of the Royal Institution’s 2014 Christmas Lectures; Dr Steffen Hoffmann, President of Bosch UK; Jon Excell, Editor of The Engineer magazine and website; Sarah Claridge, Qualified Engineer and Account Director at Technical Associates Group; and Lauren Childs, Digital and Marcomms Specialist at Bosch UK.


Improving everyday life with a connected world

The IoT is pulling together the many strands of digitilisation, ushering in a world of intelligent devices that can collect and exchange data, leading to more connected products and factories. Bosch, for instance, has developed a smart parking assist system that uses occupancy sensors in towns and cities to inform drivers of available parking spaces. Elsewhere, the IoT is already being applied across multiple sectors, from Bosch’s Smart Home that integrates heating, light, doors and windows, to the provision of multi-functional smart tools in factories. Bosch has also launched its own cloud – the internet of things from a single source, they are the only company worldwide wide that offers this.


The Competition

To enter the competition, entrants aged between 18 and 25 will need to describe an innovation that, by harnessing the universal connectivity of the IoT, would make the world a better place.


The competition will run from March to May 2016, with the winners being announced in the lead up to National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June 2016). Entries can be emailed to engineeringideas@uk.bosch.com. For more information on the campaign visit http://www.bosch.co.uk/betweenuswecan



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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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