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Supplier Innovation Award 2018

Deutsche Bahn Supplier Innovation Award 2018

In 2018 Deutsche Bahn AG will grant its Supplier Innovation Award to its most innovative partner company for the second time.

Innovation is one of the central aspects in the debate on companies’ future viability– and innovative suppliers are one of the key factors for them to successfully ensure their own competitiveness.
In 2018 we will once again grant the Supplier Innovation Award to our most innovative supplier.

The award is intended for companies which already do business with us and supply us with innovative products and services. For the first time in 2018, applications will also be accepted from companies that are not yet part of the DB supplier portfolio and with whom we have not yet carried out any joint projects. (Applications from these companies close on February 1, 2018.)

If your range of attractive products and/or services already helps Deutsche Bahn to deliver excellent performance to its customers and passengers, you are the ideal candidate for the DB Supplier Innovation Award 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity and submit your innovative idea for the award. Proposals can refer to the fields of technology, procedures, products, services, processes or marketing solutions.

The closing date for applications is March 1, 2018.

The selection procedure will be scientifically monitored by the highly respected Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe.

All applications will be evaluated on the basis of standard criteria:

  • Degree of innovativeness and uniqueness
  • Added Value and profit contribution
  • Application potential and integrability
  • Sustainability and environmental protection

The candidate company’s capacity for innovation will also be taken into account in the overall assessment. The best 10 applicants will therefore be asked to complete a standardized written questionnaire on their innovative capacity in general.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants and wish them the best of success.


Click here for detailed information about the application procedure and to download the official application form: