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Smart campus in Bangalore

Comfort and efficiency based on integrated building automation

Innovative and leading-edge: Bosch’s Spark.NXT smart campus in Bangalore is designed to maximize safety, security, comfort, efficiency, and sustainability. The secret? Innovative integration solutions and building automation systems.

Bosch Smart Campus Bangalore
The Bosch employees on this smart campus in Bangalore enjoy working conditions that inspire them to create user-centric innovations for improving the quality of life in India.

Bosch’s smart campus in Bangalore’s Adugodi district spans roughly 300,000 square meters, more than enough to accommodate 10,000 employees. Dubbed “Spark.NXT,” it brings the workplace of the future into focus: secure, safe, sustainable, comfortable, and efficient to manage. IoT, building automation, and artificial intelligence team up to let staff, visitors, and facility managers enjoy a range of smart, user-friendly features.

All this is made possible by building automation solutions and systems from Bosch Energy and Building Solutions that link software and sensorics with diverse systems and other intelligent building applications. By networking building equipment and systems, applying complex automation strategies, and leveraging artificial intelligence, a system has been created that sensitively meets users’ and operators’ individual requirements. The overall effect is to lift the campus buildings to a new, smarter level.

Efficient operation thanks to building automation and a building management system

Bosch Smart Campus Bangalore

The deployed building automation solutions coordinate all building systems and equipment to forge a functioning network that’s easy for facility managers to run. The team of operators also receives valuable metrics and analyses pertaining to all facets of the buildings’ performance and energy consumption patterns. Among other things, they are enabled to make sound, data-based decisions for improving energy efficiency. Yet another benefit is that networking the technical building systems opens up possibilities for adding value by implementing domain-spanning functions and applications for achieving a more comfortable ambiance.

The integrated building management system ensures seamless performance of all of the roles involved in running the smart campus. Among other things, it enables nonstop monitoring and analysis of how plant and space automation systems and building equipment are performing, in addition to managing energy data and alarms. Important key performance indicators (KPIs) on sustainability, efficiency, and user experience are clearly displayed on an integrated monitoring dashboard. To achieve this, the building automation system merges all of the data arriving from measurement, control, and regulation systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, waste disposal, and supply systems, power plants, rooms, and additional automation subsystems and sends it to the building management system.

Illustration of interaction between building management and building automation

Smart features facilitate networking of functions and use of complex automation strategies

A building’s attractiveness increases as its functional scope expands, and this is also the case on the smart campus in Bangalore. Technical building systems have been interlinked there to implement higher-level functions and easy-to-use applications that add value.

Via an integrated building management system, smart building applications send warnings and information on all of a building’s integrated equipment, technologies, and systems to an incident management system. This in turn provides the facility management team with a complete overview of the operational states of all buildings on the smart campus. Intelligent support for managing them is provided by a self-teaching bot that autonomously deals with recurring situations and tasks. Each ticket generated by the incident management system is automatically closed after completion.

Central facilities, HVAC systems, and power plants are automated while reducing their use of energy. Regular analyses and forecasts help monitor energy consumption and maximize the use of green energy. And moisture sensors ensure environmentally friendly irrigation of vegetation.

Predictive control strategies provide automatic shading, a pleasant indoor climate, and high-quality air in the offices of the smart campus. One highlight of the indoor automation systems is an intelligent assistant that helps flexibly tune the ambient temperature to match employees’ personal preferences. Captured data is leveraged to create comfort profiles that also take energy consumption levels into account. The solution is coupled with the system for reserving workplaces. As a result, workers can choose an area that has the temperature at which they feel and work best while also minimizing CO₂ emissions at the site. A lighting management system involving efficient LED luminaires, brightness sensors, and constant-lighting control ideally illuminates work areas while also taking advantage of available natural light.

A centralized security solution uses two-factor authentication to make sure that only authorized persons can access the campus. Facial recognition, among other things, is used for this. An intelligent visitor management system helps those working at the reception ensure greater safety and security.

An agile workspace function lets employees use an app to call up details of how seating is assigned and simply and flexibly book conference rooms. But the app is capable of even more: for example, it includes a search function that uses a 3D real-time map to navigate to available parking spaces on the smart campus.


The comprehensive solutions at Bosch’s “Spark.NXT” smart campus meet the requirements for holistic, sustainable building automation going forward: greater safety, security, and comfort, more time and greater productivity thanks to efficient processes, and more effective protection of the Earth’s climate to ensure a viable and livable environment. Our experts are happy to give you advice and support for identifying and utilizing the opportunities that are being opened up by digitalization, connectivity, and artificial intelligence.