STUTTGART CONNECTORY

Stuttgart Connectory is a co-creation space, bringing together diverse groups of partners – corporates, startups, civic and university groups – to drive IoT innovation. Bosch partners with key stakeholders within the local ecosystem to build up the IoT community.

FACTS + FIGURES

Opened

April 2018

Location

Stuttgart, Wilhelmsbau (near Rotebühlplatz)

Focus-Area

Digital Supply Chain / Logistics and Data-driven Technologies.

Room Concept

To foster open collaboration, the Connectory offers a flexible format without physical walls to encourage connection among members and to facilitate various activities such as workshops, design sprints, hackathons, or events. Physical dividers can create a “room” to support co-innovation projects with internal and external groups.


Projects in the Connectory are cross-domain and cross-functional, and often include external parties such as startups, universities or other corporates. Temporary co-creation project teams rotate through the space and work on innovation workshops and project sprints. One fixed developer team of 20 people is working on digitalization and automation projects.

CONNECTORY CONCEPT - BEHIND THE SCENES

Concept

The co-innovation space is focused on three main activities: partner and co-creation, educational experience and corporate projects. Each Connectory has an innovation focus – e.g. IoT or Digital Supply chain –and connects with the local tech ecosystem and startup community in each location, expanding on a global network.

The goal of the Connectory is to empower opportunities for Bosch with new IoT products, business models and services to become a leading IoT company in the near future. The Connectory is a physical place to connect the Bosch of tomorrow by utilizing three critical elements: cross-domain, cross-functional, and active within the external IoT ecosystem.

Locations

Chicago Connectory, USA (May 2017)
Guadalajara Connectory, Mexico (July 2017)
Stuttgart Connectory, Germany (April 2018)

Name

Connect-ory: represents connecting people, ecosystems and partners + “factory” as part of Bosch’s history as a traditional manufacturing company.

HOW TO GET THERE

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