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

Maintenance 2019 (Application Deadline 06.01.2019)

Search Fields Maintenance Program 2019

Railway Tracks

DB’s network of railway tracks is more than 33.000 km long, equipped with different technologies to ensure safe and efficient railway operations. We want to keep this system maintained and update it using the latest infrastructure technology.

Continuous Track Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

We want to implement track monitoring systems on every regular train, use data to derive maintenance regimes and predict failures.

Infrastructure Inventory

The list of DB-assets out there is long, but what is the status? We want to find out by updating our archives and enriching them with technical and geo-information. Automatically!

New Materials

We are looking for new materials that fit our track devices and stand the tough conditions in the field.

Routing & Workflow

Who has which competencies and where are they? What documentation do they need? Which route should they take? We want to efficiently inform and guide our fellow railway engineers.

Rolling Stock & Workshops

DB‘s long distance passenger transport division maintains the fleet of ICE-trains as well as the loco-operated IC-cars. We want to improve the maintenance processes with fresh ideas, new technology and challenging concepts.

Data Analysis

We are gathering loads of data of all sorts every day – can you deal with different data sources, structures and interfaces to find patterns and produce insights?

Wayside Monitoring

We are looking for smart monitoring technologies for passing trains – be it the sensor or data analytics part!

Sensor Solutions

Some properties of our rolling assets remain undisclosed until today. Can you provide sensors, energy and data transfer to enrich our understanding of the technical status of the trains?

Workshop Flow

Inside and around our workshops, information, spare parts and even catering items need to be in continuous flow. Do you have a fresh approach to guiding, synchronizing, transporting….?

And more...

Other Ideas?

You have another product that can help us to improve our maintenance processes? We're happy to learn more. 

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Startup Information (step 1 of 4)

We are looking forward to your ideas and solutions!