DB mindbox StartupXpress: open for all solutions

We are constantly looking for innovations for our company and if you have a solution that takes Deutsche Bahn to the next level, then apply for DB mindbox StartupXpress!

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Special Focuses

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HR 2019 (Application closed)


Application Deadline
Announcement Pitch Candidates
Pitch Trainings
17.05.2019 - 21.05.2019
Pitch Event
Start Program
Coaching Weeks
24.06.2019 - 16.08.2019
End of Program
Portfolio Day

Search Fields HR 2019

Knowledge Management

Knowledge is the key to making our processes work. Help us capture, share and use the knowledge we have as best as we can, to optimize everyday work.

Capturing and Sharing

Support us in retaining valuable knowledge within the company


Create a fun way to share, use and manage the knowledge within DB

Legal Tech

Build a search engine and chatbot for legal questions

Artificial Intelligence

Find tools to gather information and provide them at the right time


A good business can only function with engaged employees. We want to create work environments that are not only beneficial to management and company leadership but employees as well. 

Cultural Assessment

Help to build great teams and improve employee engagement


Empower employees, e.g. by enabling preferences on shift plans

Job Sharing

Develop matching tools and improve daily work routines and handovers


Improve the instant communication possibilities to create modern work places

Digital Assistance

Our 300.000 employees have specific and individual needs. We are looking for solutions to support their work and daily challenges. Digital assistance tools can help them to make their work easier and thus to concentrate on  the relevant issues and tasks.  

Time Tracking Tools

Analyze and optimize daily routines especially for operational leadership

Leadership Development

Support executives with trainings and feedback on their behaviour

Self Assessment and Coaching

Support applicants in preparing for physical and mental tests

Additional Solutions

You think you can bring digital assistance to the next level? Then apply for the DB startup program!

Management of Customer Queries


Application Deadline
Pitch Trainings
17.05.2019 - 21.05.2019
Pitch Event
Announcement Pitch Candidates
Start Program
Coaching Weeks
24.06.2019 - 16.08.2019
End of program
Portfolio Day

Search Fields for Management of Customer Queries

Customer queries, especially in the context of main construction projects, are of high importance. You have a solution that can help us to manage queries by analzing them semantically, identifying different content sections and offering suitable replies? We're looking forward to learning more about it!

AI for Customer Experience (Application Deadline 10.06.2019)


Application Deadline
Announcement Pitch Candidates (tbc)
Pitch Trainings (tbc)
08.07.2019 - 09.07.2019
Pitch Event (tbc)
Start Program (tbc)
Coaching Weeks (tbc)
05.08.2019 - 27.09.2019
End of program (tbc)

Search Fields AI for Customer Experience

Customer Experience

We want to offer our 12 Mio daily customers the best experience possible and make their time at DB as enjoyable as possible - while they're on the train as well as during their transit time on our stations.

Immersive, Mixed Environments

AR and VR get more and more integrated in eveyday life. We think this gives us a chance to drive collaboration and connection. What's your idea on how those technologies can be used to enhance customer experience? 

Exponential Intelligence

Personal assistants can help us make smart decisions and expertise shifts towards the wisdom of the crowd. What's your idea to make those new developments usable in their travel experience?

On-Demand Customization

We believe that products can adapt to our customers based on customer insights and that repetitive tasks should be taken care of. This enables our travellers to use their time with DB as enjoyable as possible. 

And more...

You have another product that can help us to improve the everyday experience of our customers using AI? We're happy to learn more. 

Apply here


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Startup Information (step 1 of 4)

We are looking forward to your ideas and solutions!