professionals

About Us

Leaders of Innovation

Strong foundations

DrainBot GmbH has been established in 2019 in Graz, Austria. This is also where all our products are developed and manufactured. With the advice and support from the best professionals with decades of experience in engineering, innovation, and tunnel maintenance, we are making sure to deliver high quality products and service for tunnel operators across geographies and sectors. Through partnerships and support of the leaders of innovation in Europe, we are continuously growing and working on delivering even more value to our existing and future customers.

Sustainable Technology

Leading with innovation

Our first product is an autonomous, robotic system that uses a combination of several novel patented technologies to improve the safety of employees, passengers and transported goods while reducing the costs related to drainage maintenance in tunnels. By using an innovative method of removing sediment from the drainage it reduces the demand for resources and costs of drainage maintenance. In addition, it is fully electric, and its energy consumption is marginal compared to other solutions. This makes it the most efficient and most suitable solution for maintenance of drainage systems in tunnels used for both railway and road transportation.

INVESTING INTO the FUTURE

We stand for

Efficiency

Our fully automated robotic system is the most efficient and most suitable solution for drainage maintenance in tunnels used for both railway and road transportation.

Sustainability

DrainBot is the only techno­logy on the market that uses only the resources within the drainage system thereby re­ducing the environmental footprint of tunnels.

Automation

The fully autonomous and robotic system uses a com­bination of several novel patented technologies and is able to communicate with us remotely at any time.


Innovation

Our innovative reduces the demand for resources and costs of drainage main­tenance significantly making tunnels more efficient and sustainable.

INTEGRITY AND COMITMENT

Our Team

Core Team

Philipp Lepold

CEO

Philipp Lepold

CEO

With more than 10 years of experience in the waste management industry, Philipp Lepold has become an expert for infrastructure maintenance and various state-of-the-art solutions for tunnel, bridge, airport and rail and road maintenance. His technical expertise and wide knowledge make him a technological driver at DrainBot and the lead developer of our technology.

Philipp Lepold

CEO
With more than 10 years of experience in the waste management industry, Philipp Lepold has become an expert for infrastructure maintenance and various state-of-the-art solutions for tunnel, bridge, airport and rail and road maintenance. His technical expertise and wide knowledge make him a technological driver at DrainBot and the lead developer of our technology.

Dr.
Slaven Stekovic
MBA

COO / CFO

Dr.
Slaven Stekovic
MBA

COO / CFO

Slaven Stekovic is a successful entrepreneur and an awarded, multi-disciplinary scientist that developed and supported businesses in various industries (from life science to data platforms and AI). His responsibilities at DrainBot are in managing the team and finances as we grow to a multi-national company.

Dr.
Slaven Stekovic
MBA

COO / CFO
Slaven Stekovic is a successful entrepreneur and an awarded, multi-disciplinary scientist that developed and supported businesses in various industries (from life science to data platforms and AI). His responsibilities at DrainBot are in managing the team and finances as we grow to a multi-national company.

Sara Popovic
MBA

Executive Assistant

Sara Popovic
MBA

Executive Assistant

Sara Popovic is an outstanding organisational talent with working experience across 7 countries. She is fluent in more than five languages and is supporting our team in day-to-day operations and internal and external communication.

Sara Popovic
MBA

Executive Assistant
Sara Popovic is an outstanding organisational talent with working experience across 7 countries. She is fluent in more than five languages and is supporting our team in day-to-day operations and internal and external communication.

Miguel Loureiro
MSc

Data Scientist

Miguel Loureiro
MSc

Data Scientist

Miguel Loureiro has 20+ years of professional experience in delivering analytics and data science projects across different industries, universities and organizations. His data analytics skills are responsible for the outstanding intelligence that our systems bring into our customer’s infrastructure assets.

Miguel Loureiro
MSc

Data Scientist
Miguel Loureiro has 20+ years of professional experience in delivering analytics and data science projects across different industries, universities and organizations. His data analytics skills are responsible for the outstanding intelligence that our systems bring into our customer’s infrastructure assets.

Mst
Mario Tomicic

Technician

Mst
Mario Tomicic

Technician

With more than 10 years of professional experience in technical service and management Mario Tomicic is also an apprentice trainer. He is supporting our CEO Philipp Lepold in the development of our sustainable solution and innovative technology.

Mst
Mario Tomicic

Technician
With more than 10 years of professional experience in technical service and management Mario Tomicic is also an apprentice trainer. He is supporting our CEO Philipp Lepold in the development of our sustainable solution and innovative technology.

Dirk Bergner

Head of Finances

Dirk Bergner

Head of Finances

Dirk Bergner has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He is an independent controller, coach, lecturer and mentor. We are honoured to welcome someone like him to our team.

Dirk Bergner

Head of Finances
Dirk Bergner has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He is an independent controller, coach, lecturer and mentor. We are honoured to welcome someone like him to our team.

Tonci Rubic

Head of IT

Tonci Rubic

Head of IT

Tonci Rubic is our IT-support. He has over 20 years of experience in optimizing and enhancing the IT-infrastructure.

Tonci Rubic

Head of IT
Tonci Rubic is our IT-support. He has over 20 years of experience in optimizing and enhancing the IT-infrastructure.
Advisory Board

Werner Wutscher

Business Advisor

Werner Wutscher

Werner Wutscher is a well known Austrian business angel and has many years of experience in top management positions in public service administration and corporate management. Understanding both worlds, he bridges the gap between corporations and startups.

Werner Wutscher

Business Advisor
Werner Wutscher is a well known Austrian business angel and has many years of experience in top management positions in public service administration and corporate management. Understanding both worlds, he bridges the gap between corporations and startups.

Shailandra Vyarkarnam

Financial Advisor, Entrepreneurship Advisor

Shailandra Vyarkarnam

Began a pioneering career in education for entrepreneurship in 1987 with courses focused on personal and early-stage business development. They have been adopted by several Universities including Cambridge, Reading, Cranfield, and other institutions. Mr. Vyarkarnam mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, established blended learning in entrepreneurship and has ever since introduced several others for researchers, SME owners in startup and scale up.

Shailandra Vyarkarnam

Financial Advisor, Entrepreneurship Advisor
Began a pioneering career in education for entrepreneurship in 1987 with courses focused on personal and early-stage business development. They have been adopted by several Universities including Cambridge, Reading, Cranfield, and other institutions. Mr. Vyarkarnam mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, established blended learning in entrepreneurship and has ever since introduced several others for researchers, SME owners in startup and scale up.

Ing. Peter Schwab

Tunnelling Advisor

Ing. Peter Schwab

With his many decades of experience in tunnel construction and maintenance Peter Schwab was the former CEO of STETTIN GmbH, one of the leading tunnelling companies in Austria. He served as a consultant and trainer in all technical fields during the entire construction phase of the ZaB (Zentrum am Berg) project.

Ing. Peter Schwab

Tunnelling Advisor
With his many decades of experience in tunnel construction and maintenance Peter Schwab was the former CEO of STETTIN GmbH, one of the leading tunnelling companies in Austria. He served as a consultant and trainer in all technical fields during the entire construction phase of the ZaB (Zentrum am Berg) project.

Christine Scharinger

Financial Advisor

Christine Scharinger

Christine Scharinger is one of the leading experts in financing new, innovative and sustainable technologies in Austria. She is a former managing director of Raiffeisen-Leasing fleet management GmbH and an expert in green technologies and sustainability.

Christine Scharinger

Financial Advisor
Christine Scharinger is one of the leading experts in financing new, innovative and sustainable technologies in Austria. She is a former managing director of Raiffeisen-Leasing fleet management GmbH and an expert in green technologies and sustainability.

Klara Brandstätter

Management Advisory

Klara Brandstätter

Klara Brandstätter brings in many years of experience in marketing, consulting, and project management. Being the project lead at I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser, one of the largest Austrian VCs, she is an expert in introduction of new, breakthrough technologies and their scaling.

Klara Brandstätter

Management Advisory
Klara Brandstätter brings in many years of experience in marketing, consulting, and project management. Being the project lead at I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser, one of the largest Austrian VCs, she is an expert in introduction of new, breakthrough technologies and their scaling.

And many more

Get in touch and join the Drainbot Advisory Board.

And many more

Get in touch and join the Drainbot Advisory Board.

And many more

Get in touch and join the Drainbot Advisory Board.
Get in touch and join the Drainbot Advisory Board.
perception

Our Vision is simple

It is to enable more efficient, safer and more environment-friendly maintenance of tunnels through novel technologies. By focusing on the tremendous benefits for both the operators of infrastructure and their customers, we will continue to deliver innovative, technology-based, and sustainable solutions for tunnels.

Scroll to Top