DPDgroup UK has unveiled the five finalists to participate in its inaugural DPD EcoLaunchpad program.
The finalists will work closely with some of DPD’s senior leadership team and experts to trial their solutions in a live environment. The program invited companies worldwide to apply for the opportunity to present their forward-thinking technologies and solutions in the areas of carbon emission reduction in buildings; carbon emission reduction in collection and delivery; carbon emission reduction in transport; and, 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 10-week process to refine and adapt their solutions. The finalist selected for the EcoLaunchpad program 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 and 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 (wildcard) – 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 and sustainability, DPDgroup UK, commented, “We’ve been really impressed with the quality of applicants throughout the program, 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.
“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.”