Campaign to stimulate imagination of young, women engineers launched

Published:  21 April, 2016

A campaign aimed at stimulating the imagination of young, women engineers by bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to life, has been launched by Bosch.

The #BetweenUsWeCan campaign, which supports efforts to improve gender diversity within engineering, will include an online competition that seeks out the best new applications of the IoT.

Three winners will get the chance to pay a two-day visit to Bosch’s Renningen and Reutlingen research and development facilities near Stuttgart, in Germany. This is where IoT technologies are being developed and brought to life for Bosch. The winners will also receive a year’s mentoring from Bosch engineers.

Dr Steffen Hoffmann, president of Bosch in the UK, commented: “The UK is facing a critical shortage of new engineers entering the workforce and the problem is made worse by the lack of women entering the profession. Women have the ambition to solve problems and change the world, and the talent to deliver it. Our competition aims to shine a light on their imagination and their skills.

“Bosch wants to fuel the imaginations of the brightest young women engineers by asking them to think how the IoT might transform our lives.”

To enter the competition, entrants aged between 18 and 25 will need to describe an innovation that, by harnessing the universal connectivity of the IoT, would make the world a better place.

The competition will run from March to May 2016, with the winners being announced in the lead up to National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June 2016). Entries can be emailed to engineeringideas@uk.bosch.com.

For more information on the campaign visit: http://www.bosch.co.uk/betweenuswecan

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