Human Resources 2022

We are excited to announce our 5th startup program in the field of Human Resources.

This year, we focus on solutions that help us tackle the challenges of remote work situations as well as solutions to make learning accessible for all our employees.

This 100 day signature program gives startups the chance to customize and live-test their solution to real challenges that DB is facing. What is in for you?

  • Access to DB experts and data
  • Access to a network of selected coaching and mentoring experts
  • EUR 25,000, no equity taken.

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 Deutsche Bahn AG, Europe’s largest mobility and infrastructure provider.

Questions? Check out our FAQs.


Learning Solutions

Learning is essential for DB to keep up with the fast-moving environment that we live in. With more than 300.000 employees in very different jobs and spread across the world, we need smart solutions that ensure continuous learning in all professional groups at DB. Can you help us make DB a learning organization?

Create a learning culture

Many of our employees work outside of offices in shifts to operate our trains, or to maintain our fleet or infrastructure. Help us establish a learning culture that supports digital learning in operational workdays and the daily routines of these colleagues.

The right learning content for everyone, in every situation

Your solution is able to provide tailor-made learning elements for blue and white collar workers alike, adapted to any situation? No matter if someone is waiting on a platform for their next shift, or sitting in the office using the time between two meetings? Share your approach with us!

Make hidden skills visible

As diverse as our employees are, so are their interests. We would like to enable them to bring their knowledge into work and thus realise their full potential. Help us to point out the most suitable and appealing development paths for our employees.

Virtual learning groups

The pandemic forces many of us to work isolated from our home offices. However, we want to enable our employees to profit from each other‘s knowledge and skills. You have a solution that enables tandems or groups to learn together virtually? We are looking forward to your application!


Remote Work

We are convinced that remote work will persist after the pandemic. However, remote work involves not only benefits but also several challenges that did not exist before. Help us to address these challenges to provide an appealing working environment.

Virtual team spirit

A good team spirit is essential for outstanding achievements of a team and for the happiness of the employees. However, working remotely creates a feeling of isolation for many employees. We want to change that. Do you know how to foster team spirit in a remote work environment? We are curious to learn more about your solution!

Remote onboarding

It is always an adventure to join a new team. One gets to know new people and there are many new things to learn. Joining a new team in a remote work situation comes with many challenges, since a new employee does not meet the new colleagues in person. If you can help us to make remote onboarding as easy and fun as on-site onboarding, send us your application!

Further ideas – remote work

You identified even more challenges or opportunities in a remote work environment? Let us know about it and show us how you can help us to make remote work easy, fulfilling and successful.


Further Topics

Besides our two focus fields, there are many more exciting aspects of our human resource department that are waiting for innovative solutions.

Playful skill assessment

Going through a skill assessment can be annoying and frustrating. However, sometimes it's necessary to be able to develop further. That's why we want to make the assessment of skills fun and motivating for our employees. You have a solution that is fun, easy to use and insightful at the same time? You are able to match the results of the skill analysis with our existing training offers? Send us your application!

The DB metaverse

The recruitment market is changing. Applicants want to be informed not only via conventional recruiting channels but also in innovative ways. Therefore, we are looking for experts that help us build our recruiting metaverse where applicants can look for and inform themselves on jobs at Deutsche Bahn. You are the experts we are looking for? We are keen on receiving your application.

Motivation based recruiting

We at Deutsche Bahn are passionate about railway operations and we are looking for new colleagues who feel the same way. Therefore, we are looking for possibilities that help us assess the intrinsic motivation of applicants to make sure we all work with the same spirit to make railway operations work.

Your Solution

Is there another aspect of human resources that you dedicated your time and passion to? You developed a solution that will help DB take our human resources to the next level? We‘re happy to learn more about you and your solution!



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