DHL is looking for innovative young scientists

  • DHL Innovation Award endowed with 5.000 Euro
  • Applications possible until 31 December 2011

Bonn, 11/16/2011, 12:30 PM CET

DHL Innovation Award

Entries will be judged by a prestigious jury of decision-makers from industry, academia and politics.

Unconventional ideas, new solutions, environmentally friendly applications and all things logistical: young scientists and entrepreneurs again have the chance to win the DHL Innovation Award as the ‘most innovative young scientist’. As a leading global logistics provider DHL will offer the winning candidate the opportunity to present their vision and to directly discuss practical solutions with top heads of industry and experts at the DHL Innovation Day 2012. The creative logistics minds’ applications can be submitted until 31 December and only online at www.dhl.com/innovationday.

“The future of logistics is a strategically important issue for us and we want to include as many creative minds as possible in order to develop new ideas and concepts”, said Steffen Frankenberg, head of DHL Solutions and Innovations. “Our co-operation with industry and academia has already borne much fruit in recent years. This competition is essential for us to promote innovative young scientists who make a contribution to future and sustainable logistics.”

Practice-orientated solutions for the logistics industry

Ambitious undergraduates, graduate students and research associates are not the only ones who can apply for the 5,000 Euro prize; young entrepreneurs are also invited to participate. A prerequisite for all applicants is that they deal, or have dealt, intensively with a practice-orientated solution for the logistics industry as part of a thesis or business plan. Entries will be judged by a prestigious jury of decision-makers from industry, academia and politics, who will then choose the winner.

The DHL Innovation Days, which have been carried out since 2008 by Deutsche Post DHL, will focus on ‘logistics 2050 – from science fiction to reality’ in March 2012. In addition to young scientists, next year the awards will be presented again to customers and employees as well as, for the first time, to pupils, all of whom deal with large and small innovative and future-orientated logistics concepts.