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Future Logistics Challenge by Volkswagen & Hermes | November 5 | Berlin

Does your startup have what it takes to disrupt the status quo of the last mile? Then look no further and join our Future Logistics Challenge for which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe teamed up, powered by Startup Accelerator betahausX!

Well, we all know the feeling – you order a favourite item online and are looking forward to your well-earned gem to arrive. Everything seems to go smoothly – until the parcel is just about at your doorstep. We can tell you, It’s not only a headache for you. Turns out the “last mile” is by far the most expensive and time-consuming part of the shipping process.


That’s why we are on the hunt for startups who support and accelerate innovations targeting smart delivery vehicles as well as the delivery driver experience. Do you reckon you can aid the ultimate goal to simplify the job of couriers through connected commercial vehicles and integrated software solutions? From Predictive analytics to Communication Optimisation, from Sustainable Delivery to Connectivity Services — You name it. The spectrum of innovations is broad and we’d be stoked to hear what you’ve come up with!


Out of all applications, 10 startups will be invited to a Bootcamp in Berlin – two days of extensive mentoring and where you can meet experts and specialists from both companies. Ultimately, the Startups will pitch their solutions to a jury of experts from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles & Hermes Europe.


The two most promising startups will win the chance to develop their solution into a Proof of Concept along with 125.000€ each! If you’re a startup or team with a prototype, or if you already developed a solution, apply here until the September 23rd, 2019:


Keep posted, finalists will be announced on the 17th of October and the pitch day following on the 5th of November! *Only selected Startups will be able to attend the Event.

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