Thematic focus – The Future of Maintenance part II

This time Deutsche Bahn is once again 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 due to the great success of part I.

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.

Test your applications with us

Many areas of possible application ...

33,000 km


rail network

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Volker Emersleben

5,000


stations

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Bartlomiej Banaszak

70,000


switches

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Uwe Miethe

25,000


train runs a day

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Annette Koch

100,000


signals

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Kai Michael Neuhold

5,000


freight trains per day

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Volker Emersleben

12,000,000


passengers a day

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Christian Bedeschinski

Timetable of program

Application deadline
21.01.2018
Announcement of pitch candidates
31.01.2018
Pitch training part 1 (tbc)
12.02.2018
Pitch training part 2 (tbc)
13.02.2018
Selection day (tbc)
14.02.2018
Onboarding day
12.03.2018
End of Program
22.06.2018

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

The jury

A jury of internal and external experts will evaluate your startup. The projects with the greatest chance to advance Deutsche Bahn business will be selected.

Why participate?

Funding

  • 3 month program
  • 25k € zero equity taken
  • seats in our coworking space

Know-How

  • access to the world of railway
  • access to unique data sets
  • access to DB business units

Mentoring

  • dedicated startup-manager
  • internal & external coaches
  • access to our alumni network

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