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DHL accepting applications for its Innovation Award

By: David Howells
16 November 2011

Logistics giant DHL is once again accepting entries for its Innovation Award, reports.

The award, which carries a prize of 5,000 euros (£4,272), aims to find the best solutions to any issues facing logistics today. These cover everything from staffing, to driver's comfort and sustainable business practices.

The award scheme has successfully run since 2008 and as there are no specific guidelines set, it aims to find some of the most unconventional solutions that some industry experts may not have been able to think of.

The winner of the award will then be able to present their vision directly to the firm, giving them a great opportunity to forge a career in logistics work and potentially make a difference to the entire industry.

The presentation will be made at the DHL Innovation day on March 15th 2012 and entrants have until December 2011 in which to submit their ideas. The decision will be reached by a panel made up of decision makers from within the industry, as well as academics and politicians.

Speaking to of the award, head of DHL Solutions and Innovations, Steffen Frankenberg, explained: "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.

"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."

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