Inauguration of the new ETAS cybersecurity location in Bochum

On April 19, 2024, the new ETAS location was officially inaugurated in Bochum in the MARK 51°7 innovation district. Everything in the new facility will center around cybersecurity solutions for the software-defined vehicle.

During a construction period of just under three years, an office and floor area of over 10,000 square meters was created on the 8,200 square meter site. Each of the four office floors can accommodate up to 125 associates. The building is equipped with a photovoltaic system and therefore makes a significant contribution to reducing the company’s carbon footprint. In January of this year, 120 cybersecurity experts from ETAS moved into new offices, together with associates from other Bosch divisions.

“This new facility marks a clear commitment to the city of Bochum,” says Nicolet Eglseder, Member of the ETAS Board of Management. “Known for its innovative power and pioneering spirit, Bochum offers the perfect environment for ETAS to spearhead the development of cybersecurity solutions for the software-defined vehicle.” 

ETAS’ close ties to Bochum date from 2012 with the acquisition of Bochum-based ESCRYPT GmbH, a spin-off from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at Ruhr University Bochum and leading provider of security solutions for embedded systems. ESCRYPT GmbH was fully integrated into ETAS in 2022, enabling an enhanced portfolio to be offered under one strong brand.

“Bochum stands for progress and has become a vibrant center for IT security,” says Christopher Pohl, site manager at the new ETAS location in Bochum. “Synergies with the Ruhr University Bochum, with the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, and with the local start-up community all create an ideal ecosystem for the development of cutting-edge IT security solutions.”

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, which was led by the ETAS Board of Management and the site management, City of Bochum Mayor Thomas Eiskirch emphasized the city’s commitment to technological innovation and welcomed the expansion of the local cybersecurity cluster through the addition of ETAS. “We are very pleased that with ETAS we have gained a pioneer for cybersecurity in the automotive sector for our city. From ESCRYPT as a RUB spin-off to ETAS moving into MARK 51°7 – this success story will help to further establish Bochum as a cybersecurity hotspot and create future-proof jobs,” says Eiskirch.

Located on the former Opel site, the new ETAS facility provides ideal conditions for interdisciplinary R&D and encourages collaboration with academic partners with a view to further increasing technology transfer.

Thomas Eiskirch (City of Bochum Mayor), Christopher Pohl (ETAS Site Manager Bochum), Nicolet Eglseder (Member of the ETAS Board of Management) during the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The inauguration of the new ETAS Cybersecurity Headquarters in Bochum took place on April 19 with numerous guests from science, business, and politics as well as longtime ETAS companions.

À propos d'ETAS

Fondée en 1994, ETAS GmbH est une filiale à part entière de Robert Bosch GmbH, présente dans douze pays en Europe, en Amérique du Nord et du Sud et en Asie. Le portefeuille d'ETAS comprend des logiciels de base pour véhicules, des middlewares, des outils de développement, des services opérationnels basés sur le cloud, des solutions de cybersécurité, ainsi que des services d'ingénierie et de conseil de bout en bout pour la réalisation de software-defined vehicles. Nos solutions et services permettent aux constructeurs automobiles et aux fournisseurs de développer, exploiter et sécuriser des logiciels automobiles différenciés avec une efficacité accrue.

Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site www.etas.com


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Julien Jarboua

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