Bosch, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Social Impact along with their partner organizations are pleased to invite Innovative Start-ups from the Transport & Mobility Sector to a cross country 10 day Bootcamp between March 20, 2017 and March 29, 2017 at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Bosch Bangalore.

Following the first successful Indo-German Bootcamp held in July 2016 in Berlin, the second Indo-German Bootcamp will now take place in India and will bring together entrepreneurs from India and Germany to explore cooperation and grow their social impact.

During the Bootcamp, participants will have the opportunity to interact with mentors, corporates, technology experts, and other key stakeholders to develop their products or services further, validate business plans, exchange ideas, develop synergies and build globally competitive businesses.

For more details on the program please click here.

If you are excited about participating in this Bootcamp, hurry please!! Applications are open till 25th January 2017 (23:59 CET). We have only 10 seats (5 for German start-ups & 5 for Indian start-ups).

You can directly reach out to Priyanka Kohli at if you have any queries or find any difficulty in filling up the application form. We look forward to having you participate.

PS: All the programme related cost for the participant (1 from each selected startup) will be taken care.

What are we looking for?






Social Impact

Cyber Security

Block Chain




What do you get?







Product Design



Legal Issues

Develop go to
market strategy

Public Relations

Mentoring to Raise funds

How to Pitch

Bosch channel partners,
Sales & Marketing Teams.

Our Journey

Birth of BOSCH DNA
15th May 2016

2nd Pitch Day
29th July

4th Pitch Day
29th September

27th November
DNA Nurture
program deadline.

9th January Start
of DNA Nurture

Demo Day

1st Pitch Day
28th June

3rd Pitch Day
31st August

5th Pitch Day
24th October

6th Pitch Day
26th October

Shortlisting of
startups for nurture

18 weeks Lab to
market nurture phase


1. What does the "D" in D.N.A. stand for?


It is the starting phase to find startups in relevant defined scope areas which are of interest to Bosch. We schedule pitchdays, hackathons and tech events to find relevant startups

2. What "N" in D.N.A. stands for?


This is intensive accelerated growth program for startups to help build capabilities and scale of startups from "Lab to Market"

Nurture: Start (3 weeks):
Idea Validation
Boot Camp
Internal and External Mentors

Build (8-10 weeks): Customer Validation
On-Demand Mentoring

Validate (3 weeks): Pre-Alignment
Internal Mentors
Pitch preparation

3. What does the "A" in D.N.A. stand for?


Defining and structuring the engagement from Joint go to market approach as purely Supplier. Customer partnership to investments.

4. What is the Scope of this 1st Edition of Bosch accelerator program?

a. Building / strengthening new solutions with BOSCH's components, technology platform or business solutions.

b. Working on disruptive solutions in the areas of : Aerospace, Agritech, Mobility, Energy, Medtech or Smart Cities..

c. Building solutions in enabling technology areas :IoT, Deep learning, Analytics, Cloud, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Virtual/ Augmented Reality and Block chain.

5.How long the nurture program will go on?

It's a 18 weeks intensive program.

6. What will I get if my application get selected?

If selected startups will have the chance to work in world class environment with mentoring provided by top Bosch experts in technology including the defined scope areas as well as in product design, operations, financing etc.

7. We've already taken some funding and an established startup. Can we still apply?

Sure. We've accepted many startups that are already established and have already received the funding.

8. What sensors / IoT platform startups will get

a. Bosch Sensors from Bosch sensor tech -

b. Bosch XDK kit -

c. Bezirk IOT personalization platform -

d. Access to some of Bosch products ( Home appliances, Power tools, Security Systems Cameras)

e. Bosch India product details link -

9. I am a not for profit organization can I apply?

Yes you can apply if the social impact created by your startup is significant for bottom of the pyramid segment.

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