Bosch Pitching Challenge

"The Air Around Us"


Application open until May 4th!

Bosch Pitching Challenge

Bosch is pleased to invite the best startups to pitch their unique solution for Air Quality improvement in big cities at Pioneers’18, on the 25th of May in Vienna.

Who can participate? Everything from the IoT world is of interest to Bosch: whether that’s sensing, components, measurement or app technologies. Innovative and creative approaches to solve the problem of air pollution in big cities are highly welcome.

What's the topic of this challenge? Bosch is keen to close the gap between real time data and the decision about immediate action to improve air quality. It could be connected to mobility solutions, traffic flow optimization and air quality measurements.

Structure, Time and Location. The top 5 selected startups will have 5 minutes to pitch their solution in front of up to 200 industry experts, investors and innovation enthusiasts during the Pioneers'18 event in Vienna on the 25th of May. A jury of six experts from Bosch in the areas of mobility, traffic optimization, air quality measurement and business modelling will rate your pitches and award the winning startup.

What does Bosch expect? Besides the technical or business model related solution, it’s important that you describe your target groups, your business model and your USP.

Challenge Objectives

Most people living in megacities are exposed to poor air quality. Road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and households are the biggest emitters of air pollutants in Europe. The Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, is keen to find possibilities to improve this situation. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart cities, connected mobility, connected manufacturing and smart homes. 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, creating technology that is "Invented for life".

Awards and Prizes

All participants of the challenge will receive:


Attendance to “Pioneers'18” on May 24th-25th in Vienna

Exclusive event

Exclusive attendance to “Bosch Evening Reception” on May 24th

Access to Venture Capital

First contact meeting with Robert Bosch Venture Capital

The winner of the challenge will receive:

Great Visibility

Tickets & possibility to showcase your product at the annual Bosch IoT Conference "Bosch Connected World"


Chance to further develop your ideas with Bosch experts up to the possibility to create business opportunities.

Industry Experts

Exclusive get-together with selected Bosch managers, that fit to your product scope.

Brand Recognition

External communication via public communication channels of Bosch

Sounds interesting?

If it sounds just like the right thing for you and your team, then apply now!

Amongst all applications received, the top 5 startups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a jury of industry expert at Pioneers’18 pitching stage on May 25, 2018.


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