Creating everyone's tomorrow, today
Open innovation platform with focus on mobility and logistics
With the US startup investor Plug and Play, DB has initiated the open innovation platform BEYOND1435 to promote mobility innovations off the rails. Together with industrial and technology partners such as the Alba Group, Siemens AG, Swiss Federal Railways, TUI Group and Bombardier Transportation, BEYOND1435 aims to scale disruptive startups that have the potential to delay a comprehensive cross-sectoral development. Through the unique and visionary approach, industry assets and know-how are brought together to work with world-leading mobility and tech startups in the longer term.
In 2018, DB will also launch a groupwide Intrapreneurship program under the umbrella of BEYOND1435. Employees are given the tools to develop their digital business model without entrepreneurial risk and the chance to launch it as a startup. Employees are provided with professional coaches and startup experts.
Whether external or internal startups - Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH is specifically promoting new data-based business models through minority interests. 100 million euros of venture capital are available by 2019.