|Open Bosch Award for Code Intelligence and Hesai Photonics Technology|
|Berlin, Germany – The Bosch Group recognizes Code Intelligence GmbH (Code Intelligence) and Hesai Photonics Technology Co., Ltd. (Hesai) with the “Open Bosch Award” for best start-up collaboration. This marks the first time the supplier of technology and services honors outstanding performance in open innovation between Bosch and start-ups. Code Intelligence, a start-up based in Bonn, Germany, provides automated security-testing solutions for software. Hesai is a Shanghai-based start-up that designs and manufactures sensor technology that allows automated vehicles to see their surroundings in 3D with high resolution. “Partnerships are vital in a connected world,” emphasizes Dr. Michael Bolle, chief digital and technology officer at Bosch. “With the Open Bosch Award, we honor the best start-up collaboration worldwide.”Studies show that open innovation approaches boost efficiency in innovation processes by 60 to 90 percent. That is why partnerships are the key success factor in the ongoing digital transformation as the recent BCG study “The most Innovative Companies 2018” underlines. Currently, Bosch is running several hundred start-up collaborations across all business areas, the majority of these focusing on the mobility sector.
„With the Open Bosch Award, we honor the best start-up collaboration worldwide.“
For the Open Bosch Award, the main criteria are mutual benefit for all parties involved, best practice character in terms of set-up, approach and commitment, as well as outcome in means of measurable impact. The awards ceremony took place at the Bosch Connected World in Berlin.
Partnerships increase likelihood of success
The combination of a start-up and the industrial power of Bosch results in a benefit for all parties involved: customer, start-up and Bosch. A partnership can create new challenges as well: “Sometimes start-ups pivot and sometimes Bosch innovation projects change their direction. However, we realize that a great collaboration significantly increases the likelihood for success for everyone involved,” says Bolle.
„We realize that a great collaboration significantly increases the likelihood for success for everyone involved.“
Code Intelligence: Preventing cyber attacks
“Such software security testing approaches have uncovered vulnerabilities in open source projects. The connectivity based products of the future need such measures and Bosch’s embracement of them is an example of how we proactively ensure security in our products,” explains Rakshith Amarnath, project leader at Bosch Corporate Research. Dr. Henning Perl, CTO of Code Intelligence, points out the benefits. “Through the cooperation we gained valuable insights on industrial requirements and received a unique entry point into the automotive and the connected industry divisions of Bosch.” The team continues to cooperate on automating software-security tests.
Hesai Photonics Technology: Realizing Automated Driving
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