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Based in Europe? Deutsche Bahn is Launching a €25.000 Challenge for AI Startups

Based in Europe? Deutsche Bahn is Launching a €25.000 Challenge for AI Startups
June 6, 2019 Valentina Primo

The challenge is open to startups, entrepreneurs to be, or brand new teams with ideas to enhance Deutsche Bahn’s customer experience using AI. 

By SWB Team

Deutsche Bahn is looking to enhance the experience of their 12 million daily customers, and is calling on ideas from entrepreneurs to innovate the customer journey – yes, you heard that right; you don’t need to have a registered business, anyone with an idea can apply! 

With this in mind, their innovation hub, DB mindbox, is looking for innovative solutions particularly based on AI – this could include digital products and solutions based on AI as well as hardware approaches that are brought to life by AI. Solutions could range from immersive AR and VR experiences, to exponential intelligence, to on-demand customization. 

The goal is to make travel more convenient, plannable and enjoyable with the help of technically and especially AI-based applications – in other words, to make the time on the train as enjoyable as possible.

Whether you are an already founded startup, an entrepreneur to be, or a totally new team, the only requirement is to be capable to build a testable prototype by October 2019.

The winning teams of this Challenge will not only have the chance to develop their ideas in a 3-month collaboration with DB experts and test them in a real environment, but also receive a cash prize of €25,000.

Applications are open until June 16 here , with the Pitching Event taking place on July 11th of in Berlin.

Aside from this challenge, DB mindbox is constantly looking for innovation, and you can apply for DB mindbox StartupXpress here.

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