Regional Traffic 2021
DB mindbox is looking for startups for our upcoming program that offer new and innovative solutions for our regional traffic. You can bring our customer facing use cases to the next level? Then we’re looking for you!
Develop your prototype and business model with us and open up new digital solutions and contents for our regional travellers as well as the staff of DB Regio.
This 100 day signature program gives startups the chance to customize and live-test their solution to real challenges that DB is facing. What do you get?
- access to DB experts and data
- access to a network of selected coaching and mentoring experts
- and 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 (if applicable).
This is a great opportunity to lay the foundation for joint projects and successful long-term collaboration with Deutsche Bahn AG.
Customer aquisiton and loyalty
To grow the number of regional travellers and to keep them on board are crucial topics for Deutsche Bahn. Help us find new incentives, especially in the post-covid phase.
Incentives for travel events
You have a smart idea to incentivize train travellers or even travellers that typically use the car to make excursions by train? We're eager to learn more
Intelligent dialog options with DB personell
Do you have a solution that offers new ways for our travellers to get the information they need, e.g. by smart communication with the DB staff on board? And your solution is specifically not a chat bot? Apply for our program!
New and intelligent communication of limitations due to construction sites
In order to keep our train stations and tracks up to date, constructions are necessary, which bring limitations to our customers. Therefore we're eager to inform them optimally - before and during the limitations - and are looking for up-to-date ways to do so.
New services for travellers
We want to offer our travellers new services to make their journey as enjoyable as possible.
Exclusive content for customer portal
DB Regio offers various customer portals, for example the wifi portal on board our regional trains. If you offer fun and catchy content for our travellers that can be integrated in the portal, we're looking for your application.
Push attractiveness for commuters
A lot of people commute to and from work using regional traffic. How can we increase the appeal for those travellers during their commute?
Car versus train
You can offer a customer faced solution that compares travelling by car with travelling by train regarding various aspects like CO2 emissions, costs or time savings? We're all ears!
You have additional ideas? We're looking forward to learn more.
We want to offer our customers a travel experience from door to door. Therefore we’re eager to blend their chosen mode of transportation for the first and last mile with their journey on bord our trains.
Capacity management bicycles
You have a smart idea how we can manage the capacity for bicycles in our regional trains, especially when it gets crowded? Tell us more and apply!
Flexibility for travellers with bicycles
We're looking for ideas how to make customers comfortable leaving their bike at the train station as well as still giving them flexibility for their last mile on their destination. You got an idea? We're all ears.
Alternative transport for bicyles
You have a smart idea for alternative transportation of bicycles during crowded times (e.g. holidays) to relieve the capacity in our trains? Perfect, we're looking forward to your application.
We're eager to blend our train services with shares mobility services for first and last mile, e.g. to automatically adjust booking times for a shared car / bike in case of a delay. You got a solution?
We not only want to make the life of our travellers easier, but also the life of our employees. Below you can find areas of interest to optimize our internal processes.
For one of our internal processes we're looking for a tool that can help with plausibility checks by checking multiple documents for inconsistencies. A big plus if your solution also allows to manage the whole work flow of coordinating the clarification of the inconsistency or can even learn from past occurences to automate parts of the process.
It takes a lot of time to examine and enforce certain clauses in contracts. We are looking for a software solution that identifies areas of interest on existing data rule-based and provides early identification of any potential for negotiation.
Last day to apply for the program
Announcement of Candidates
Invitation of selected teams
Pitch your idea on stage to a jury and audience
Start of Program
Start of the 100 day PoC to develop and test a prototype in cooperation with DB
End of Program
End of 100 day PoC and presentation of results