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Press Release

Bonn, Germany 12/13/2012

DHL seeks innovative scientists and entrepreneurs

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DHL will honor an external, creative mind who has made a great contribution to the logistics industry.
  • DHL grants award for creative innovations in logistics
  • Applications can be sent in by January 31, 2013
DHL, the world's leading logistics group, is looking for the most innovative scientist/entrepreneur in the field of logistics to honor them with the 2013 DHL Innovation Award and 10,000 Euro. Contestants can hand in their applications until January 31, 2013 at www.dhl-event.com/Innovation-AwardExternal Link / New Window

“We will honor an external, creative mind who has made a great contribution to the logistics industry”, explains Petra Kiwitt, Executive Vice President, Solutions & Innovation, DHL. “The cooperation with science and young entrepreneurs is vital for us and has brought great benefit in the past. With the help of this award, we aim to motivate scientists and young entrepreneurs to go even further to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the logistics industry.”

The award is open to students, graduates and research associates and requires a practice-orientated scientific contribution to a logistics-related problem. For the first time in the award’s history, the jury will also consider young entrepreneurs who have tackled a logistics problem and laid out its solution in a business plan – or even implemented it already.

All suggestions will be evaluated by a high-profile jury consisting of widely recognized experts from science and economy. The jury will focus on the criteria innovation, global relevance, long-term focus and realization. The award ceremony will take place on April 24, 2013, the evening before the DHL Innovation Day 2013 at the DHL Innovation Center in Germany. The DHL Innovation Day is the event on innovation within the logistics industry and will be held for the fifth time. In 2013 the panel discussions and speeches will be around the motto “Reaching for the sky”.

Besides the award for the most innovative scientist/entrepreneur, DHL also honors the most innovative employee and customer solution, and presents an award for innovation journalism.
 

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