Our Story

Developed by Bosch in partnership with Innovation Hubs


The Connectory is a global network of innovation spaces, promoted by Bosch in partnership with innovation hubs, that aims to co-create and to drive the development of innovative solutions and new business models in different AIoT areas.

The Connectory concept is based on 3 pillars:

  • Partnerships and co-creation
  • Corporate projects
  • Educational experience


Our Name

The name Connectory is a combination of the words “connection” and “factory,” two central elements of Bosch’s vision for the future. It is a space where connections happen – among devices, people and ecosystems – as the world evolves through a digital transformation.

The Connectory becomes a physical space, designed to connect and co-create around the topic of IoT for startups, universities or other corporations.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” 

Innovation Hubs around the Globe

The Connectory is a global network of innovation spaces, promoted by Bosch in partnership with different innovation hubs and organization around the world.

1871 is the partner of Chicago Connectory, created to support Chicago’s digital startup community​, 1871 is the home of more than 400 early-stage, high-growth digital startups.

mm1 is the partner of Stuttgart Connectory, founded in 1997 with its headquarter in Stuttgart, mm1 is the leading management consultancy for connected business.

Habitat Senai is the partner of Curitiba Connectory, a collaborative space for the exchange of experiences among innovative companies and the FIEP System (Industry Federation of Para State in Brazil), specialized in consulting focused on innovation and productivity to increase the competitiveness of the industry.

Caohejing is the partner of Shanghai Connectory, the Hi-Tech park innovation center is an innovation and entrepreneurship service organization, with the aim to combine the functions of college students entrepreneurship park, and the international business incubator.