Apply now with your innovative business idea

We want your idea! Apply with your innovative business idea at grow, the Bosch internal incubator and platform for start-ups in Ludwigsburg. Here at grow we offer you, idea-makers from the Bosch Group, the ideal framework to quickly understand new markets, validate innovative business models and build profitable business. As start-ups you benefit on scope of freedom on organizational, spatial and cultural level, on speed-oriented processes, as well as the professional support of the grow team.

Our common goal

In developing your new business idea we will support you with several workshops supplementary to the support of our internal and external mentors. The aim of this support is to enable you to pitch in front of our grow board after an internal selection process and finally get the commitment to become a grow start-up. Then you can totally focus as a team on your new business idea at grow.

Want to join?

  1. Go to the website [Open Innovation Portal], scroll down to “Open innovation portal” and click on “Add Your Idea”
  2. Fill in the form to describe your idea. Make sure to select “grow – grow platform GmbH” under “Business Division”
  3. Publish your idea – we will get in touch with you as soon as possible

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at grow@de.bosch.com.

Very important: Our participation criteria

Before you start, please check if you meet all the important criteria. If you answer YES to all the following, then submit your business idea to us by March 17, 2019 latest.

Your business idea …

  • is new for Bosch and “Invented for Life”
  • has a clear customer value and solves a relevant problem
  • shows potential to become a relevant, scalable and sustainable business for Bosch

You are a team of at least two entrepreneurial minds, who…

  • are Bosch Group employees
  • are passionate about bringing their business concept to market
  • want to work as part of grow in Ludwigsburg
  • are available to participate in on-site activities on a regular basis starting in May

Next Steps

  • 17.03.

    Application Deadline

  • 06.05.

    Grow “Expedition”

    training courses, 3 day intense workshop to develop your idea, pitch in front jury, if successful, proceed to…

  • 26.09.

    Grow “Discovery program”

    on-site, 1 day/week to refine your idea

  • 28.11.


    present your idea for decision to join grow platform

  • 2020


    work full-time for your own start-up at grow in Ludwigsburg