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10/07/2019
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe initiate Future Logistics Challenge

  • Start-ups from all over Europe can apply on https://www.betahausx.com/future-logistics-challenge as from today
  • Aim of the challenge: To develop innovative solutions in the categories of “Delivery Driver Experience” and “Smart Delivery Vehicles”
  • Up to ten start-ups will be presenting their concept before an expert panel of judges in betahaus Berlin when the challenge concludes on 5 November
  • The two winners will have the chance to develop their approach together with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe in the form of a proof of concept with a starting capital of up to 125,000 euros
  • The VWCV “Smart Mobility and Transport” team already carried out the “Innovation Challenge” back in 2018
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Hannover/Hamburg, 11 July 2019 Today, with the support of the start-up accelerator betahausX, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe are launching the Future Logistics Challenge. As part of a contest over roughly four months, the aim is to generate the best possible synergies between parcel logistics, the automotive sector and start-ups to find innovative solutions for the ecosystem of “vehicle – parcel delivery courier”. From 11 July to 23 September 2019, start-ups from all over Europe are being called on to apply with ideas that redefine the categories of “Delivery Driver Experience” and “Smart Delivery Vehicle” and thus support the work of tens of thousands of parcel delivery operatives all over Europe and make them more efficient.

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