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DB (Deutsche Bahn) Innovation Challenge

The Deutsche Bahn (German Railroad Company) is hosting the DB Innovation Challenge and searching for ideas to resolve some of their problems.

On the Moving Ideas platform they call for innovative ideas, products and technologies to enhance their processes, products, and offerings.

Three (3) winners will each receive 50,000 Euro prize money. Deutsche Bahn also offers Coaching and workshops to further develop the ideas.

Large corporations, medium sized companies, small companies and start-ups as well as scientists and other innovators can submit their solutions in six different innovation areas:

  1. Surface coating and cleaning of trains
  2. Operations planning of on-board staff by app
  3. ECO tuning of diesel shunting and main-line locos
  4. Non-destructive testing of fibre components
  5. Reducing maintenance effort at stations
  6. Laser point clouds for modelling infrastructure

During the development phase, idea submitters have the chance to get a funding of 20,000 Euro to further enhance their ideas. Furthermore Deutsche Bahn will select winners in three categories (Large corporations & medium sized companies, small companies & start-ups, and science) which will each be awarded with 50,000 Euro prize money.

Further information about the challenge can be found on the official website. You can switch the language of the platform to view all information in English once you have registered an account.