Get in the Ring and Deutsche Bahn are looking for innovative solutions that can improve customer experience within regional traffic by analyzing customers’ behavior, and providing new mobility solutions 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 their integrated rail system future proof, by understanding the end consumer and improving their customer experience with better information, and by offering new mobility models. We are looking for solutions in the following areas:

Intermodal Mobility

Solutions related to interconnected mobility services for last-mile travel (sharing services), AR technology to guide passengers through rail stations, or routing technology for passengers in case of a disruption.

Analytics

Solutions to understand customers' and DB’s processes better in order to improve internal and external information flows. Relevant technologies could include video monitoring, RPA, scheduling tools, big data analysis, and crowd intelligence.

Customer experience

Solutions to simplify processes and improve transparency for the customer, for example, the provision of real-time (engaging) information, or by simplifying the processes for customer interaction.

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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