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DB mindbox Challenge | Future of railroad construction industry 2024 (ZIB)

© Deutsche Bahn AG | Pablo Castagnola

Picture: © Deutsche Bahn AG | Pablo Castagnola

Calling all innovators that want to contribute to a more sustainable, modern and technologically advanced railroad construction industry with Deutsche Bahn Group and strong industry partners from Zukunftsinitiative Bahnbau (ZIB)!​

For the 3rd time DB mindbox – the start-up hub of Deutsche Bahn in Berlin – is hosting a batch together with their partners from the rail construction industry and planning offices from the industry initiative ZIB. Together with companies like KAF FalkenhahnLEONHARD WEISSINROS LACKNERRhomberg Sersa Rail Group as well as Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes, DB InfraGO and DB Bahnbau Gruppe and many more, DB mindbox wants to face today‘s challenges in railroad construction industry. ​

In 2024, DB mindbox is focusing on four major topics:​

  • Equipping construction workers with state-of-the-art technology​
  • Enabling sustainable and climate-friendly construction​
  • Improving the industries’ attractiveness from an employee point of view​
  • Applying innovative technologies to the construction industry​

​This 100-day program gives startups the chance to customize and live-test their solution to real challenges that the construction companies and DB are facing.

What is in for you?​

  • Access to construction company & DB experts and data​
  • Access to a network of selected coaching and mentoring experts​
  • EUR 25,000, no equity taken​
  • Coworking Space at the DB mindbox office site at Berlin Jannowitzbrücke​
  • You will be supported by a dedicated DB mindbox startup manager and will have 24/7 access to our coworking space

This is a great opportunity to lay the foundation for joint projects and successful long-term collaboration with leading construction companies as well as Deutsche Bahn Group, Europe’s largest mobility and infrastructure provider.

Please find more details here

Application Deadline

Please respect the application deadline, which is 14 July 2024 (eod).

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