The DHL Innovation Day is a yearly event that brings together experts and visionaries from industry, research, and media, where trends and future-oriented technologies for logistics are presented and discussed. To be able to react efficiently to the explosive increase in e-commerce as well as the increasing volume of parcels, automation plays a key role in sustainable and efficient logistics processes.
In this year’s DHL Innovation Day, alongside with different international competitions, a “Shark Tank” contest was held for the first time. Within this competition DHL was looking for “innovative ideas and leading young entrepreneurs from the sector logistics”. Three technologies and start-ups were presented to the specialized audience and a top-class expert jury. At the start-up pitch the candidates competed against each other and had to present the technology, its advantages as well as their business model convincingly within a very short time. The celluveyor was able to convince the jury and the audience due to the high flexibility of the technology as well as the economic potential.
The vote of the audience as well as the vote of the jury of experts – composed by Dr. Alex of Frankenberg from the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Peer Bentzen of DHL as well as investor Frank Thelen (e42), known for german adaptation of Shark Tank TV series “Die Höhle der Löwen” – went to the celluveyor team. The celluveyor was included the “Start-up-Hall-of-Fame” and the technology will be exhibited in the “DHL Innovation Center” in Troisdorf.
DHL Press Release.
DHL Innovation Day 2016 – Challenge The Future (Youtube video).