The #BetweenUsWeCan campaign

Sponsored: Bosch powers the potential of the Internet of Things

A new competition invites young, women engineers to imagine how the IoT will improve lives. Enter and you can win a year’s mentorship from Bosch and an exciting trip to Germany.

If you are a young, female engineer Bosch is looking to fuel your imagination with the launch of a competition aimed at bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to life.

The #BetweenUsWeCan campaign, which supports efforts to improve gender diversity within engineering, includes an online competition that seeks out the best new ideas around applications of the IoT. You can see examples of some of the entries here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwe4wmemUNM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jann862THig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z12Qp1TVUcE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr6T80JDg7A

The three winners will receive a year’s mentoring from Bosch engineers and they

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.

If you have an idea as to how the IoT can improve our world, don’t miss the opportunity please visit http://www.bosch.co.uk/betweenuswecan. And enter the competition.

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.”

What the competition looks for: 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 need to describe an innovation that, by harnessing the universal connectivity of the IoT, would make the world a better place.

Entries can be emailed to engineeringideas@uk.bosch.com.  For more information on the campaign visit http://www.bosch.co.uk/betweenuswecan

Additional information :

Additional prize details:

The three winning entrants will be rewarded with a visit to Bosch’s state-of-the-art research and development campus in Renningen, Germany. Modelled on the radical technology headquarters of global firms in Silicon Valley, the Renningen centre is an innovation hub not only for Bosch but also offers a platform for technology start-ups needing space, facilities and guidance.

Day two of the exclusive trip will include a visit to the home of Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions in Reutlingen, where Bosch brings the IoT to life. Comprehensive software and end-to-end solutions in many fields of application are developed there in the areas of Smart Home & Building, Connected Mobility, Industry 4.0 and Logistics.

Winners will additionally receive a year of mentoring from one of Bosch’s female engineers.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide which equates to around 22 per day. 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 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 up-front 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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.co.uk  Twitter: @BoschUK Facebook: Bosch UK

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