DHL 5,000 euro prize for innovation

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DHL is looking for innovative logistics ideas and is offering a prize of 5,000 euros for the winner in its 2010 Innovation Award scheme.

The scheme is now in its third year and the company is after forward-looking logistics solutions under the theme of “Space for Solutions”.

The focus of the 2010 Award is on “innovative young scientists”, but employees and companies as well as development partners are also encouraged to submit entries.

“We need creative ideas to enable logistics to meet the requirements of tomorrow,” said Petra Kiwitt, head of DHL Solutions & Innovations.

DHL said that creative solutions focused on customer needs have the best chance of winning. “It is a prerequisite to not only present the theoretical approach but to also provide some first assumptions on the market potential of the solution. The submission of a business plan will increase the chances of winning. A panel of experts from R&D, politics and business will evaluate the entries.”

The deadline for entries is 31 July and the winner will be announced at the end of 2010.

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