We are looking for startups that want to collaborate with Deutsche Bahn AG to implement autonomous machines and robots across the various phases of railway construction projects. In many industries, disruptive improvements have already been achieved using autonomous machines. There is also great potential for automated and robot-assisted services in railway construction technology to improve efficient and speed within the project and safety for the workers. Whether individual process steps or entire process chains – innovative autonomous solutions are attractive for numerous operations in construction projects.
We’re looking for the solutions:
Task-specific autonomous machines
Autonomous machine solutions that are able to independently execute steps in railway construction processes. This also includes highly advanced machinery, instruments or tools that are controlled remotely. For example: Welding, grinding or cleaning.
Acceleration and combination of autonomous processes
We're looking for solutions that are able to effectively maintain and control more complex process chains for railway construction projects, or are able to combine multiple task to improve or speed up activities. For example: multi-robot construction solutions
Autonomous maintenance and improvements
Solutions that are able to autonomously maintain and improve tracks, bridges, overhead lines or that have other applications for railway maintenance.
Any other innovative solution that could potentially have an impact and disrupt railway construction projects.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Participation in the 100-day PoC program of DB mindbox
25.000€, non equity
Work together with partner companies: Rhomberg Sersa, DB Netze, DB Bahnbau Gruppe, STRABAG, Leonard Weiss Bauunthernemung, Spitze, Jaeger Bernburg, KAF Falkenhahn and Max Bögl
Have an MVP in place
Occasionally be available in Berlin to work on the PoC with DB
The deadline to apply is 14th of June 2020
The prospective candidates will be announced on the 24th of July 2020
Selection of Startups
The winner(s) will be selected on the 22nd of September 2020
Start of DB mindbox 100-day program
The 100-day Proof of Concept program of DB mindbox starts on the 15th of October 2020
End of DB mindbox 100-day program
The 100-day Proof of Concept program of DB mindbox ends on the 22th of January 2021