RocketSpace and Kaleido Logistics have selected the third cohort of startups for the Logistics Tech Accelerator, a programme designed to help later-stage start-ups scale up their business. Last week, six startups joined RocketSpace, Kaleido, Fiege, Ingram Micro, and Lufthansa Cargo for the program’s kickoff in Vigo, Spain.
The selected start-ups represent three main emerging tech themes – Smart Warehouse, Smart Transport and Smart Commerce & Trade. Executives from Shyp, Peloton Technologies and British Airways, among other respected brands, will serve as program mentors.
The cohort of selected companies is comprised of returns platform ZigZag Global, warehousing aggregator FullFill, predictive capacity analytics firm Transmetrics, time critical shipment company Airspace Technologies, e-commerce aggregator Eunimart and collaborative logistics platform Traqui.
During the kick-off meeting corporate partners shared their presentations and the main innovation areas on which they would like to focus and held discussions with selected start-ups about possible joint projects. For example, Transmetrics identified 3 main projects: one with Lufthansa Cargo on demand forecasting for dynamic pricing; and one each with Ingram Micro and Fiege on demand forecasting for warehouse staff planning.
“The warehouse planning project is a great opportunity for Transmetrics to finalize our new product called WareMetrics, which aims to optimize staff shifts within warehouses by forecasting upcoming shipment flows 2-6 weeks ahead,” says Transmetrics’ co-founder Anna Shaposhnikova.
The pilot projects kick-off and product validation stage was launched on September 22nd and will continue until November 30th. The acceleration program will conclude with a Demo Day in London at the beginning of December, where participants will unveil their go-to-market solutions.
Source: Rocketspace, Transmetrics
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