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Bosch successfully pushes ahead with innovations in Austria

Bosch employees a workforce of about 73,000 people in research and development at 129 engineering locations across the globe. Austria has positioned itself as a significant innovation location within the Bosch Group and is considered to be an important developmental site for all types of drive systems. More than one-third of the 2,940 employees in Austria are involved in R&D. Bosch operates international development competence centres for mobility technology at its facilities in Vienna, Linz and Hallein.

Mobility solutions of the future

Mobility is changing. Not only is the electrification of automobiles continuing, but, in particular, an increasing number of new technologies are being integrated into vehicles, such as driver assistance systems, safety systems and new infotainment solutions from which car drivers benefit. Automobiles will increasingly drive autonomously whereas the software of the multi-media module will be updated "over the air" and navigation will be voice controlled. All this means more electronics and software as well as greater complexity inside vehicles. For this reason, Bosch set up a new business area, "Cross-Domain Computing Solutions", in short XC, at the beginning of the year. Software, electric and electronic developers from different business areas come together in a new unit. The Vienna facility is also involved in the XC team within the international Bosch development network. In collaboration with prominent automobile manufacturers, our engineers in Austria are also working on optimising the complexity of control devices and generating new development processes and business models. Furthermore, our developers in Austria are devoting their attention to issues relating to networking and artificial intelligence, making valuable contributions within the Bosch Group, for example to the data-based system "Battery in the Cloud", which already identifies stress factories for the battery while in use.

Convincing Austrian innovation location

We need qualified employees, especially specialists with profound IT and software expertise, in order to develop new technologies. In Austria we find many talented people well versed in technology. The high quality of education is noteworthy - at secondary technical schools as well as technical universities. Moreover, we value the Austrian funding landscape featuring the research premium along with the professional implementation and cooperation within the context of strategic partnerships concluded between companies and research facilities. What also plays a major role is the quality of life, which has to be suitable to attract good international employees for 3-5 years. In fact, this is the case in Austria. Thanks to these business location factors, we have strong arguments in favour of Austria which we like to use within the international research and development network of the Bosch Group in order to attract new projects to Austria or expand existing ones. Accordingly, technology talents and clever minds are continuously confronted with exciting tasks and an inspiring working environment as the basis for actively pressing ahead with future issues and helping to shape technology that is "invented for life".

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Helmut Weinwurm

CEO of Robert Bosch AG and Representative of the Bosch Group in Austria
+43 (0)1 798 0 310

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