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Your Challenge

Our Mission

ekipa is the provider for innovation challenges with the digital generation.

Digital change is a challenge that can only be mastered through the interaction of different generations.

We create the bridge between companies, universities, students, graduates and start-ups through which change succeeds.

DB - Digital Customer Experience

Out position
DB mindbox searched along the DB Customer Journey for innovative solutions based on AI. These can be digital products and solutions based on AI, as well as hardware approaches brought to life by AI. To make travel easier with artificial intelligence, intelligent solutions from smart minds were needed.

Impact
The winning teams will test their solutions for station navigation using AR or train capacity planning using AI for three months together with Deutsche Bahn at stations and on trains.

199

Participants

150

Ideas submitted

8

Prototypes

4

Award-winning concepts

This is what Deutsche Bahn says about it

Being a startup itself (themselves) and based in the academic world, ekipa has a very good connection to the founders world. The cooperation with ekipa convinced us with a professional process and high quality submissions. Due to the efficient handling and the access to a valuable niche, it was possible to create a big impact on the innovation challenges of Deutsche Bahn

Leite DB mindboxOnno Szillis

EnBW - (R)evolutionize Green Cities

starting position
Together with “EnBW Innovation” we were looking for solutions to meet one of the biggest challenges of our time:
Innovative and sustainable business models were to be developed to clean air, reduce pollution and combat climate change in large cities.

108

Participants

70

Ideas submitted

8

Implementable Business Models

3

Planned Cooperations

This is what EnBW says:

This was the first time I ever did an Innovation Challenge like that and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But I was immediately impressed by the quantity and ingenuity of the submissions we received, by the motivation and spirit of the finalist teams during our bootcamp and eventually by the outstanding quality of their final pitches. It was a pleasure to work with a great partner like Ekipa at our side throughout that entire journey.

Innovation Manager Smart Cities, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AGStefan Walter

Merck - Future of AI

Out position
Based on an existing prototype from Merck, modern neuroscientific and mathematical findings were to be used to overcome the limits of deep learning and gain a new understanding of artificial intelligence.

72

Participants

17

Ideas submitted

7

Prototypes

3

Award-winning concepts

This is what Merck says about it

"Characterized by professional communication and coordination of the project, ekipa managed to realize this complex research challenge. Students, PhD candidates and researchers of different disciplines and from all over Europe developed interesting approaches and concepts and gave us new ideas on how to cross current boundaries."

Global Head of Data Science, Merck KGaAHelmut Linde

FAZ - The digital source of information for the bright minds of the future.

Out position
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has called for the design of the digital media product of the future, which is geared to the needs of young people and at the same time fits into the existing product portfolio.

105

Participants

46

Ideas submitted

8

Prototypes

4

Award-winning concepts

This is what Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung says about it

The approach worked very well for us. High-quality solutions and an extremely professional cooperation convinced us!

Chief Digital OfficerThomas Schultz-Homberg

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Justin Gemeri
Co-founder of Ekipa