Digital Logistics Award 2020 heads for the finals

Top-class jury now examines all applications

The application period for this year’s Digital Logistics Award ended on 31 July 2020. The 32 applicants come from 13 countries and bring along innovative ideas from the fields of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Smart Services and devices and platforms. A jury of experts will now examine all applications and select up to eight finalists who will present their projects in an elevator pitch at the Future Congress Logistics 2020 on September 15. Congress participants and selected experts from the logistics community will then be able to vote for the best business idea. The three winners will be announced at a special digital award ceremony on September 16.

The expert jury consists of Karolin Hewelt from the Digital Hub Agency, Claas Nieraad from Next Logistics Accelerator, Bernd von Rosenberger from Sick AG, Dr. Stephan Peters from Rhenus AG & Co. KG and Ulrich Wrage from DAKOSY Datenkommunikationssystem AG. “We are very pleased about the top-class composition of our jury,” explains Maria Beck, Manager of Digital Hub Logistics, “on August 18, these experts will decide which applicants will be finalists. The official announcement will then be made on August 24.”

This year, the Digital Logistics Award will be offered exclusively in digital form, thus offering participants from all over the world the opportunity to participate in the format. “There are applicants from Israel, Canada, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia and all over Europe,” confirms Maria Beck. The ecosystem surrounding the Digital Hub Logistics received the award for Best European Digital Innovation Hub last year and is therefore particularly attractive for international applicants. In addition to 27 start-ups, five start-ins – digital teams from companies – were among the applicants. The majority of the applicants entered the competition with ideas from the fields of IoT, cloud, platform or smart devices.

The Digital Logistics Award is one of the most important awards in the logistics start-up scene. “This year, the fourth call for entries for the award has been launched. Every year there have been big surprises and amazing ideas,” says Beck. Innovative, digital logistics solutions are sought. Whether production, trade, automotive industry, farm & food, mobility or financial sector, with the Digital Logistics Award the Digital Hub Logistics wants to recognize, honor and promote creative business models for digital working environments in logistics. The three winners will receive prize money totalling 24,000 euros and access to the network of Europe’s best Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).