DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, is launching the DHL Innovation Challenge 2017. The topic this year is the sharing economy: what Uber and AirBnb have thrived on. DHL sees an opportunity to apply the practices of the sharing economy to the logistics industry.
The three finalists of the DHL Innovation Challenge 2017 will be invited to Germany to pitch their idea to more than 180 supply chain professionals and thought leaders at the DHL Innovation Day on Nomber 16, 2017. The winner will be invited to realize their idea through a joint proof-of-concept with DHL and win 5000€!
Your idea could be about sharing logistics assets, infrastructure, or resources with consumers. It could be about applying the latest technologies to create shared access to logistics services or underutilized assets. Your concept could be a new product, a service solution, or even a concept for a slick mobile app to share belongings. Just make sure your idea is relevant to logistics and demonstrates value to all parties involved, whether businesses, consumers, or peers.
You’ll need to submit a description of your concept (containing 1,000 words or less) and video content (up to 2.5 minutes). For the top three entrants, this video will be used as part of the pitch at the DHL Innovation Day. Both your document and your video content should outline the problem and explain the solution and its contribution to Sharing Economy.