In 2014, Deutsche Bahn started a digitalization program with six Industry 4.0 initiatives following the structure of their organization: logistics, mobility, infrastructure, production, IT and working environment. Part of this initiative was DB mindbox Berlin – an acceleration lab connecting startups and DB Cargo. Besides organizing acceleration programs for logistics startups, DB mindbox gathers startups for hackathons, challenges and other events.
The evening was organized in three parts:
– DB Cargo representatives outlined each department’s business challenges and their strategic goals
– the startups pitched their ideas and the value they can bring to DB Cargo
– the event ended with individual Q&A sessions between DB Cargo and each of the presenting startups