SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING!

DPDHL Packaging Challenge 2019


Powered by Start-Up Lab, Trend Research and Shared Value

Think outside the box and
help shape the packaging agenda of DPDHL!

The world of packaging is changing: Customers are increasingly interested in packaging innovations, our operations are facing more and more packaging related challenges and there is an increasing awareness of negative packaging related impacts on the environment. This is why Trend Research, Shared Value and Start-up Lab have joined forces to launch the first internal theme specific challenge, focused on packaging.

The goal of the DPDHL Packaging Challenge 2019 is to identify meaningful packaging opportunities within DPDHL in order to jointly increase our operational efficiency, improve sustainability or improve customer experience.

For the most compelling submissions, we will support you to scope the problem or opportunity, reach out to senior stakeholders and technology partners to jointly find an innovative solution. Last but not least we will help you make your vision come to life! During the whole process you will be the owner of your submission and its progress.

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Get the chance to co-create the solution that adresses your packaging problem

VALIDATE THE OPPORTUNITY

Identify the impact of solving your packaging problem together with internal and external experts

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

Collaborate with leading-edge startups, DPDHL Senior Management and xBU colleagues

SHAPE THE FUTURE

Help develop the packaging agenda at DPDHL Group

NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

Today consumer shopping behavior is continuously shifting from offline to online. People order everything online, including things that were never meant to be shipped. Waste from packaging materials is harming our environment at an accelerating pace. There is more to packaging than just wrapping and protecting goods during transportation.

“As the needs of our customers, operations and the negative effect on our planet evolve at an increasing pace, now is the time to exploit new technologies and materials as well as explore new business opportunities in terms of packaging.”

Thomas Ogilvie, DPDHL Board Member HR


HOW CAN YOU RETHINK PACKAGING?

NEW BUSINESS MODELS

Deliver outstanding packaging experiences that delight customers and create new business opportunities

TECHNOLOGY

Leverage innovative technology to optimize utilization or bring next-generation visibility to individual shipments

SUSTAINABILITY

Tackle plastic waste by reducing unnecessary packaging, providing reusable packaging solutions and ensuring recycling after use

WHAT DID WE MISS?

You have a packaging problem or opportunity which does not fit to one of these categories? Great! Please share it with us

May 8, 2019

LAUNCH DATE

Application phase is open for your submissions

June 30, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted via email latest by 23:59 CET on June 30th

July 9, 2019

SHORTLISTING AND SELECTION

Selected submissions will be invited to the next round

Sept 4 & 5, 2019

PROBLEM DEFINITION

Workshop at the DHL Innovation Center with internal experts to validate and define the exact problem or opportunity

Sept – Nov 2019

SOLUTION SCOUTING

Active search for external solution partners supported by innovation experts

Dec 2019

SELECTION DAY

Pitch event at the DHL Innovation Center connecting you with potential solution providers, to make your vision become reality

Q1, 2020

PROOF OF CONCEPT

Scope projects and kick-off solution development led by you!

DEADLINE CLOSED !

Thank you all for all your inspiring submissions and for partcipation at the DPDHL Packaging Challenge 2019!

In case you missed the deadline, we encourage you to submit your application for the next Start-Up Lab Batch 4.

Dates will be announced soon!

Questions? Send us an e-mail.

For Terms and Conditions, please check the form.