The Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) is a unique alliance between Carnegie Mellon University and the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. The Bosch Group’s activities include mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology.

CBI was established as an entity within Carnegie Mellon in 1990 through a major endowment gift provided by the Bosch Group. The purpose of the Institute aligns with CMU’s top research competencies in areas of ever-growing importance for global industry: we focus on topics of innovation at the intersection of business and technology, essentially related to our increasingly connected world and Internet of Things.

The Institute’s portfolio includes research, education and sponsorship activities, and fostering international partnerships and networks.


The purpose of the Institute is to:

  • stimulate relevant research through funding applied research projects and sponsoring and supporting research efforts;
  • disseminate knowledge by distributing research results, sponsoring conferences, and providing executive education programs; and
  • foster international cooperation by encouraging partnership and networks among industry, academia, and other organizations.

The Institute’s purpose aligns with core areas that are among CMU’s research competencies at the intersection of business and technology, and are of ever-growing importance for global industry, including (but not limited to) IoT, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, and related areas of innovation.

CBI’s story

Carnegie Bosch Institute has a long, rich history.


Sylvia Vogt talking at CBI relaunch event

Source: Carnegie Bosch Institute

General direction and activities of the institute are guided by the Institute’s governing board. The governing board has members from both industry and university, including leadership-level representatives from both Carnegie Mellon and the Bosch Group.

A research steering committee advises on the funding decisions for large research projects and the overall research direction of the Institute. The committee is comprised of both academic and industry experts.

The CBI president leads the Institute and is responsible for the overall management, portfolio, and operations. The current CBI president is Sylvia Vogt, who was appointed in 2009. She also serves in the role of adjunct professor of management at Carnegie Mellon.