Thematic focus – The Future of Maintenance

This time Deutsche Bahn was looking for innovative startups that could improve overall maintenance processes with their innovative hard- and software solutions to boost availabilities, reduce machine downtime, increase maintenance work quality or offer new services to maintenance workers.

Everything that is connected to sensor technology, big data, predictive maintenance on tracks, trains or machinery, augmented or virtual reality, navigation, robots or drones and and and could be of interest for us.

Timetable of batch 5

Application deadline
08.03.2017
Announcement of pitch candidates
17.03.2017
Pitch training part 1
27.03.2017
Pitch training part 2
29.03.2017
Selection day
30.03.2017
Onboarding day
24.04.2017
Coaching week
25.04.2017
Prototype development
02.05.2017
End of batch
23.07.2017
Demo Day
10.08.2017

Selection criteria

  • Driven, highly capable team of min. two persons

  • MVP or working concept already developed (early & late stage startups welcome)

  • Economically sound business model

  • Desire to develop an excellent prototype with Deutsche Bahn

  • Presence at our coworking space DB mindbox in Berlin

Impressions Selection Day

The jury

Dr. Volker Hentschel


DB Netz AG

Head of Technology- and Assetmanagement

Thomas Jarzombek


Member of the Bundestag

Committee on Transport and digital Infrastructure

Dr. Ursula Schütze-Kreilkamp


Deutsche Bahn AG

Head of Group HR Development and Group Executives

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ihl


TU Hamburg

Institut for Entrepreneurship & Startup Dock

Dr. Kai Brüggemann


DB Fernverkehr AG

COO

Dr.-Ing. Claudia Nagel


KIWI.KI GmbH

Co-founder & MD

Klaus Müller


DB Netz AG

CTO Infrastructure

Human Nagafi


New Ventures & Corporate Innovation Expert

Mentor at Techstars IoT New York

The winners

Impressions Expo Day