New hardware solutions

The focus

This time Deutsche Bahn was looking for tech start-ups working on innovative hardware or software solutions. Startups that were able to test their prototype live in the fields of infrastructure, mobility or logistics could apply for this batch.

Selection criteria

We are looking for teams that have a MVP or working concept already developed (early & later stage startups welcome) and an economically sound business model. We are looking for teams that are driven and have a highly capable team of min. 2 persons willing to develop an outstanding prototype with Deutsche Bahn and available to spend three months in Europe's startup capital - Berlin. 



Video about the pitch event to get a seat in the program

The jury

In order to evaluate the tech startups our jury had to be a little bit larger than usual.

D. Ahlrichs

Wired Germany

Vice Editor-in-chief

Prof. M. Alexa

TU Berlin

Chair for computer graphics

J. Bergmann



Dr.-Ing. A. Hamprecht

DB Station & Service AG

Head of Bus. Development

S. Hoffmann Palomino

The Red Lab

Cofounder & Partner

Dr.-Ing. V. Kefer

Deutsche Bahn AG


A. Kunze

Konux GmbH

Founder & CEO

M. Leger

DB Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH


I. Jahnel

Deutsche Bahn AG

Noise Protection Representative

A. Piutti

Etrios Venture

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

F. Sennhenn

DB Netz AG


A. Winiarski

Hering Schuppener GmbH

Managing Partner