DPD selects five companies for EcoLaunchpad
DPD has today announced the five finalists they have chosen to participate in the first DPD EcoLaunchpad programme. Those selected following the recent Pitch Day will go on to work closely with some of DPD’s senior leadership team and experts to trial their solutions in a live environment.
This programme invited companies worldwide to apply for the opportunity to present their forward-thinking technologies and solutions in the following areas:
● Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings
● Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery
● Carbon Emission Reduction in Transport
● Wildcard: Robotics and Digital Twins
From the initial global applicant pool of over 100 companies, a select group of 15 companies were invited to pitch their business and vision to DPD. The finalists will now take part in an intense ten-week process to refine and adapt their solutions. The finalist companies that have been selected for the EcoLaunchpad programme are:
Resync Technologies (Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings)
Resync Technologies, based in Singapore, has developed an AI-driven intelligent energy cloud solution that helps businesses to be more energy efficient.
me energy (Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery)
me energy, based in Germany, has created the world’s first-ever grid-independent and mobile fast charging stations for EVs. Their charging stations use biomethanol or ethanol to create C02-neutral electricity.
ZOOZ Power (Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery)
ZOOZ Power, based in Israel, has developed the ZOOZTER™-100″, the world’s first kinetic (flywheel-based) Power Booster, enabling ultra-fast charging for electric vehicles.
Deus Robotics (Wildcard)
Deus Robotics, based in Boston, is a technology company that develops advanced robotics technology and software systems that support companies to more efficiently store, manage, and distribute products in a warehouse environment.
Robco, based in Germany, has created the world’s first and only modular robot. Robco’s plug-and-play technology provides flexible automation solutions that increase efficiency, support employees, and can be easily integrated into existing systems.
Tim Jones, Director of Marketing, Communications & Sustainability DPDgroup UK commented, “We’ve been really impressed with the quality of applicants throughout the programme, which made for a hugely stimulating and competitive pitch day. As a company we have a strong track record of integrating innovation in our operation, as seen most recently with the national roll-out of autonomous DPD robot deliveries. So, we are absolutely delighted to confirm the final five today and move into the next phase, where we get to work together to see how these future innovations could help us on our journey to Net Zero by 2040.”
“It was great to be back at DPD’s Superhub in Hinckley for Pitch Day,” said Daniel Saunders, CEO of L Marks. “With so many innovative companies having applied to be a part of DPD EcoLaunchpad, this event enabled us to finalise on the best solutions for DPD. Five amazing companies from across the globe have been selected to join the programme, where they will tackle some of the key challenges facing the parcel delivery industry. I look forward to seeing what each company will achieve over the ten weeks.”