Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) is a unique alliance between Carnegie Mellon University and Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Bosch’s activities include mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology. With a research and technology center in Pittsburgh that focuses on the Internet of Things, safety and security, and AI, Bosch is committed to collaborating with CMU on topics such as artificial intelligence and spatial computing.

CBI was established as an entity within Carnegie Mellon in 1990 through a major endowment gift provided by the Bosch Group. The purpose of CBI aligns with CMU’s top research competencies in areas of ever-growing importance for global industry: we focus on supporting topics of innovation at the intersection of business and technology that are essentially related to our increasingly connected world.


The purpose of CBI is to:

  • stimulate relevant research through funding applied research projects and sponsoring and supporting research efforts;
  • disseminate knowledge by distributing research results, sponsoring conferences, and providing executive education programs; and
  • foster international cooperation by encouraging partnership and networks among industry, academia, and other organizations.

CBI’s purpose aligns with core areas that are among CMU’s research competencies at the intersection of business and technology, and are of ever-growing importance for global industry, including (but not limited to) IoT, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, and related areas of innovation.

CBI today

Carnegie Bosch Institute has a long, rich history.


Christopher Martin

Source: Carnegie Bosch Institute

General direction and activities of the institute are guided by the institute’s governing board. The governing board has members from both industry and university, including leadership-level representatives from both Carnegie Mellon and the Bosch Group.

The CBI president leads the institute and is responsible for the overall management, portfolio, and operations. The current CBI president is Chrisopher Martin, who was appointed in 2022.

Christopher Martin (E ’00, 02) serves a dual role as President of CBI and director of R+D at Bosch’s Research and Technology Center.  In addition to leading CBI and taking responsibility for the overall management, portfolio and operations of the CBI, Chris manages the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) and guides operations for the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Pittsburgh, PA. Partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, Martin helps to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.