Bosch is setting up a new business unit to commercialise quantum sensors. Located in Germany initially, it will look to pool the results of research so far and translate them into products.
Bosch said that with this new business unit it wants to open up quantum technology for its own strategic purposes. Quantum sensors will, for example, be able to help diagnose neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s more accurately and easily. They can also be used to record nerve impulses, and thus to control artificial limbs one day. These sensors can also detect the tiniest changes in an object’s position.
So far, Bosch has built fully functional and powerful demonstrators of a quantum magnetometer and a quantum gyrometer.
The CEO of the newly established start-up is Dr. Katrin Kobe, who brings to the position many years of management experience with a variety of technology companies. There are already 15 associates working at the new start-up in Germany which is set to grow to more than 20 in the coming months, as it looks to attract engineers and business developers in particular.
The new business unit will be located on the premises of its grow platform GmbH subsidiary in Ludwigsburg, Germany from the beginning of the year. Organisationally, the start-up will be assigned to the Bosch Automotive Electronics division, based in Reutlingen.