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DHL Invites Creative Minds To Join Innovation Challenges 2017

DHL has launched its second Innovation Challenge and calls University students, start-ups and inventors worldwide to submit their ideas for two logistics-related challenges. The launch coincides with the opening of
22 Mar 2017 11:00
DHL Invites Creative Minds To Join Innovation Challenges 2017

DHL has launched its second Innovation Challenge and calls University students, start-ups and inventors worldwide to submit their ideas for two logistics-related challenges.

The launch coincides with the opening of its new Business Service Centre here.

Participants are invited to either develop a prototype of a mobile piece picking robot or develop a solution to a logistics problem using a sharing economy business model, platform or concept.

 

             Robotics Challenge: Develop a prototype of a mobile piece picking robot

This year’s robotics challenge asks start-ups and budding engineers to tinker away at creating a prototype of a mobile piece picking robot which can navigate through traditional warehouse rack systems and autonomously pick items into a cart.

Further requirements are the ability to move in walking speed and autonomously steer back the fully loaded carts to a packing area.

The prototypes will be tested live at the DHL Innovation Day.

 

             Sharing Economy Challenge: Rethinking access and ownership to create logistics solutions for the world of tomorrow

The second pillar of this year’s Innovation Challenges focuses on the future trend of sharing economy logistics.

The task involves the development of original ideas or practical solutions that may leverage a sharing economy business model and challenge conventional concepts of asset ownership and access.

The submitted product or service solution should aim to create value for all stakeholders –businesses as well as the society –due to new and innovative logistics-based business models.

The DHL Innovation Day will be held for the eighth time on November 16, fostering visionary thought leadership and getting inventors involved in the future of logistics.

 

Submission requirements:(In furniture)

             Participants should submit a written document and video explaining their idea until September through the competition’s website at www.dhlinnovationchallenge.com.

             All entries will be reviewed by senior DHL executives in a pre-selection process.

             Three finalists of each challenge will be chosen, whose concepts meet the criteria of functionality, aesthetics, potential to solve the given problem and commercial feasibility.

             The nominees will present their solutions in front of 180 senior supply chain professionals and trend experts at the DHL Innovation Day in Germany on November 16.

             The winners will be selected in a live-voting process while the two top scorers receive the prize money and will have their concepts displayed at the DHL Innovation Centres in Germany and Singapore. They will also have the opportunity to develop proof-of-concepts with DHL.

Source: DHL

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