The Bosch Energy Research Network
) is an eight-year, 7.2 million euro (approximately $10 million) project aimed at promoting energy research and education. 2011 marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of Robert Bosch GmbH. Over the years, Bosch has grown into a leading global engineering company with many activities in energy technologies. With our slogan “Invented for life”, we are dedicated to the responsible usage of energy and stewardship of the environment. In conjunction with our anniversary, the Bosch Group launched a new initiative. Expanding the company's higher education funding, the Bosch InterCampus Program aims to achieve lasting improvements in research conditions for undergraduates and scientists in the university sphere, thereby accelerating progress in the highly promising fields of the environment, energy, and mobility.
As a part of the InterCampus Program, Robert Bosch GmBH created BERN in North America. BERN focuses on building relationships with top faculty researching energy topics, and attracting the best engineering talent. Over eight years, the BERN project will fund 25 new university research grants in transformative energy technology and approximately 120 internships at Bosch North America locations on energy research topics. Now in its sixth year, BERN has supported over 90 internships at Bosch for students from 14 universities, and 20 faculty research projects at leading US research universities.