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grow start-ups

grow Start-ups

Since December 2013, we have been helping our start-ups develop and validate new business for Bosch.

More than 400 business ideas have emerged so far. Below, we introduce you to the start-ups currently working at the grow platform.

Industrial additive manufacturing using plastics

INDUSTRIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

The start-up 3D-Printing and Industrial Additive Manufacturing (IAM) can produce a small series of industrial plastic parts in injection molding quality with their patented IAM technology. The benefits of 3D printing technology and injection molding are combined to enable production parts to be produced more quickly and cost-effectively than by conventional manufacturing processes. In addition to reducing costs, companies can introduce products to the market much more quickly because the long development times of the technologies used to date can be reduced many times over.

CERIX

CERIX

The CERIX start-up has set itself the goal of improving a wide range of products with the aid of technical ceramics. CERIX`s core competence and USP comprises the manufacture and refinement of these materials in various processes such as 3D printing, injection molding or pressing. The focus is on making components more functional through coatings with integrated electrical functions that lead to smart products. CERIX supports its customers along the entire value chain: from product design ready for production to the rapid manufacture of prototypes and mass production.

Start-up ansight logo

ANYSIGHT

anysight is a IoT PropTech start-up for the smart monitoring and management of central heating systems. Its goal is to make the centralized supply of heat controllable and manageable through digital services and big data and thus create an immediate value-add for both the housing industry and their tenants.

The start-up offers a manufacturer-, technology- and age-independent retrofit solution, that is easy to install and enables fast roll-out in large property portfolios.

Showcasing the use cases for the portable security device

PORTABLE SECURITY

The product is a real IoT device combing sensors, connectivity and services to detect hazardous situations almost everywhere: at home, garage, garden shed, car, recreational vehicle and everywhere where at least one of the numerous connectivity options like Wifi or Narrowband-IoT is possible. It does not need any cables and the rechargeable battery is designed to last 2-3 months. With sensors for noise, pressure, infrared as well as GPS the device detects intruders and sends an alarm message to the users smart phone, optionally an acoustic alarm is given. In case, the user cannot or do not want to react, a 24/7 security center is involved and contacts emergency contacts or the next police station.

TAGS

TAGS

The start-up Technology for Agroecology in the Global South (TAGS) is an initiative aiming at using the technological strength of the Bosch Group to contribute to major global challenges. Currently, the focus is on empowering smallholder farmers to transition from vulnerable subsistence farmers to resilient entrepreneurs in agriculture who can fight food scarcity, poverty and also climate change.

Start-Up Consult & Connect

Consult & Connect

Consult & Connect advises its customers on the possibilities of internet of things technologies and creates tailor-made architectures for networked solutions.

The main objective is to understand the pain points and use cases of the respective customers in order to develop customer-specific project solutions.

As an IoT-Exploration-Team, the start-up designs and develops digital services according to industry 4.0, which provides customers from the manufacturing sector with concrete benefits from day one.

What has happened to former start-ups?

grow start-up exit stories

How does life look after grow? On our blog, employees of the former start-ups report on their future and on the experiences they have made in during the process.

Read all exit stories by clicking on the start-ups.

Fail fast & early

Well intended - but not implented: We also have examples of start-ups which unfortunately could not continue working on their project. Learn more about these ideas and why they couldn't make it.