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 Focus right now: Marketing

Our regional trains transport over six million passengers a day. Together with your solutions we want to better understand our customers' needs and to offer new products and services to our passengers. In cooperation with DB Regio we want to test your ideas directly onboard of our trains and with our passengers.

Timetable Marketing

Application deadline for Marketing
Announcement of pitch candidates
Pitch training (tbc)
13.08.2018 - 15.08.2018
Selection day
Onboarding day
Prototype development
10.09.2018 - 21.12.2018
End of program
Portfolio Day (tbc)

Search Fields Marketing

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Information Management

Information Management

DB Regio’s core service is to bring millions of passengers in regional transport each day to their desired destination in a punctual, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way. Help us improving our customer information management by using existing data, specific tools, innovative technologies or smart processes.

Real time information

Knowing the status of every component or machine at all times.


Simplifying and digitizing processes for having consistent standards, e.g. passenger‘s rights.


Getting recommendations considering time, capacity and routes.


Receiving forecasts by using different data sets and giving advice for disposition.

Customer Interaction

Customer Interaction

DB Regio offers regional transport service for over six million passengers each day. Getting in touch with every traveler to create a good customer experience is our aim for modern passenger transport.


Integrating robots into customer interaction, e.g. as customer guidance and support or travel information on-site.


Having an easy („two-click-“) access and a safe payment, e.g. with blockchain technologies.

Human Machine Interface

Enabling interaction between customers and passenger transport devices, e.g. voice and image recognition.

Other ideas

You think you can bring sales and marketing to the next level? Send us your ideas!

Customer Retention

Customer Retention

DB’s ability to attract and retain new passengers is related not only to our products or services, but also to the way we service our existing customers. Generating value as a result of utilizing our products and services creates reputation.

Loyalty Programs

Encouraging train passengers/ commuters and rewarding them.


Comparing train travel with other means of transport, e.g. regarding time, emissions…

Crowd Based Services

Encouraging consumers to become more like coworkers to take over specific services.


Using gamification tools to improve customer engagement, e.g. for marketing campaigns or customer feedback.

New Services

New Services

Our core business focuses consistently on increased customer orientation and, accordingly, on improving product and service quality, not least through new digital technologies and services.


Navigating passengers through their journey using location-based services.


Offering mobile shopping solutions for commuters and travellers.


Creating new entertainment offers for train passengers.

Data-based Services

You think you can improve our Regional Trains with new services? Send us your ideas!

Apply here

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Startup Information (step 1 of 4)

We are looking forward to your ideas and solutions!