The Carnegie Bosch Institute supports research that aligns with Carnegie Mellon University’s top research competencies in areas of ever-growing importance for global industry: we focus on topics of innovation at the intersection of business and technology, essentially related to our increasingly connected world and Internet of Things. A significant portion of Carnegie Bosch Institute’s portfolio of activities involves research support, including funding of research projects, chaired professorships, and other research initiatives.

Focus areas

CBI focus areas include:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Big data
  • Related areas of innovation

Research grants announced

CBI announced the 2021 research grant awardees

Initiatives and Support


Source: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering

Research projects

CBI provides direct funding for CMU-based research projects in order to create impactful research results. These projects may be funded across CMU’s colleges and schools.

Other research initiatives

CBI supports multiple smaller-scale activities, such as project management and research acceleration; seed and gap funding; research workshops, conferences, and activities to bring academia and industry together; funding for faculty, post-docs, and PhDs, lab support; and facilitation of additional funding sources.

Chaired professorships

In order to support outstanding CMU faculty and their work, Carnegie Bosch Institute sponsors several chaired professorships, which support faculty working at the intersection of business and technology. Check out the list of current and past chaired professors.

Research steering committee

A research steering committee advises on the funding decisions for large research projects and the overall research direction of the Institute. The committee is comprised of both academic and industry experts.