Get in the Ring and Deutsche Bahn are looking for innovative solutions to digitize the train stations of Deutsche Bahn, with a goal to improve customer experience and become more sustainable.

 

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 with digital solutions that want to collaborate with Deutsche Bahn to improve customer experience and drive sustainability at train stations. We are looking for the following solutions:

Customer Stay

Solutions to offer a pleasant layover for customers, ranging from unique, sustainable lighting concepts, new designs for waiting areas and microspaces, as well as pop-up store concepts.

Wayfinding systems

Solutions to help customers find their way around in complex train stations. For example, routing systems, simple (multilingual) sign postings or other digital wayfinding systems.

Intermodal mobility

Solutions to simplify interconnected mobility for first and last mile travel, including digital solutions for bicycle parking and new e-mobility (sharing) services.

Sustainability

Solutions to drive sustainability in and around train stations such as waste management and reduction tools.

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 to 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 4TH

PITCH DAY


Selected startups will be invited to pitch their solution and potential collaboration with Deutsche Bahn on September 4th, in Berlin.
SEPTEMBER 16TH - JANUARY 15TH

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.
18 days left
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