Get in the Ring and Deutsche Bahn are looking for innovative solutions that can improve the business processes used by DB in the planning, monitoring and management phases of of large construction processes, in order to design and operate the transport networks of the future.

 

The DB Group is one of the world’s leading mobility and logistics companies, transporting 4700 million passenger a year. DB Group has a mission to drive progress and shape the future.

 

Improving quality and competitiveness, especially in DB’s core business – the integrated rail system – is one of the most pressing challenges faced. Therefore, DB is aiming to establish a new culture of quality with a clear focus on customers by building digital expertise and improving their performance. The startup program of DB mindbox helps to identify promising startups and test their ideas together with the DB business units.

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THE CHALLENGE

We are looking for startups and scaleups that want to collaborate with Deutsche Bahn to make the business processes related to the planning, monitoring, and management of big construction projects future-proof. We are looking for solutions in the following areas:

Big Data

Solutions related to big data integration from different platforms, data crawling and extraction (from pictures of construction plans), data visualization (geotagging and referencing), or data structuring (document databases using tags).

Smart contracts

Solutions based on smart contract technology to make policies and rulebooks digitally accessible and thereby improve process management and optimize workflow initiation (use of triggers, automated alerts, etc).

BPM and RPA

Solutions to automate repetitive tasks in planning, managing, and observing processes within construction projects. For example, workflow optimization solutions between stakeholders and microservices in the form of software add-ons.

Digital twin

Solutions to ease understanding and communication with stakeholders on big construction projects by the use of digital twin technology. Relevant features include visualization, acoustic noise exposure analysis, as well as AR applications.

AI

Solutions that use AI to monitor and alert personal at the right time. For example, the use of digital plans, (underground) monitoring solutions for construction sites, as well as technologies such as image recognition, pattern recognition, and natural language processing.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

  • 3 month (part-time) program with live-testing within DB environment (to achieve a PoC)

  • 25.000€, non equity

  • Coworking space in Berlin

  • Mentoring with DB top level management and external experts

  • Coaching sessions

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

You should

  • Have an MVP in place and further

  • Occasionally be available in Berlin to work on the PoC with Deutsche Bahn

TIMELINE

AUGUST 4TH

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline for applications is August 4th at midnight (UTC+2).
AUGUST 23RD

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTED STARTUPS


The startups selected for the pitch event will be announced on August 23rd.
SEPTEMBER 8TH-11TH

PITCH TRAININGS


To support you, there will be optional pitch trainings for the selected startups between September 8th and 11th.
SEPTEMBER 12TH

PITCH DAY


Selected startups will be invited to pitch their solution and potential collaboration with Deutsche Bahn on September 12th, in Berlin.
OCTOBER 7TH-JANUARY 31ST

COLLABORATION PROGRAM


Work in a 3-month program with Deutsche Bahn: live-testing of your solution to achieve a PoC and expert coaching by Deutsche Bahn professionals.
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