The Spanish Logistics Center (CEL), a benchmark for the logistics profession and activity in Spain, in collaboration with Everis initiatives, has announced the 10 startups that will be awarded the “Best logistics startup of the year ”, including two benchmarks for blockchain technology.
The winning project will be announced at the CEL 2020 awards ceremony next December, along with the other categories of this award. This was announced by the digital newspaper Noticias Logística y Transporte.
Startups stand out among the finalists iCommunity Labs, This enables digital transformation using blockchain technology. They are adapting turnkey solutions on their Blockchain-as-a-Service platform, removing the barriers to accessing this technology for the sales and logistics sector, for which they already have a use case that can be implemented or integrated: iBS -Logistics.
It also highlights Chaingo Tech, which develops and markets solutions based on blockchain and supply chain technology. They present ChainGo Freight, a collaborative software with which the actors in a transport process can manage all the information required for the logistics process more securely, more efficiently and more easily.
It should be noted that the CEL 2020 Awards were originally scheduled for April 16, to coincide with the celebration of Logistics DayHowever, due to the exceptional situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be carried out online on December 1st.
To continue to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the logistics processes of storage, transport, production logistics, last mile, simulation and gamification, the CEL and the organization Everis initiatives, You have made a shortlist of the ten most innovative projects presented. These, Not only are they opting for the potential investment of the developer’s logistics and transportation initiative, but they also have the opportunity to present their projects to the CEL Board of Directors, which is made up of companies representing the Spanish economy.
After selecting the featured projects, there was a jury made up of logistics experts connected to the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. composed of: Ana González, President of CEL; Aña Peñuela, partner of everis Initiatives; Francisco Milian, Director of Business Development DHL Supply Chain; Gabriel Mesas, general manager of LG Electronics Operations; Jordi Escruela, director of Correos Innovation; Jorge Rodríguez Maeso, Administrative Finance Director, Logistics Books; Luis Soler Gomis, Founder and CEO of SoftDoit; Manel Jiménez Otero, Director Supply Chain IT at Grupo Tendam; María Jiménez López, Investment Manager for Foreign Capital at Invest in Madrid; Paloma Cañete, Director of Investments at Fides Capital, and Rubén González, Lead Startup Mahou San Miguel.
In addition to the blockchain technology-oriented startup, the remaining 8 finalist projects that are competing for the award as “Best Logistics Startup of the Year” are as follows:
This is a technology company that specializes in the identification of products through RFID tagging and tries to optimize all operational and logistical processes. It offers companies a package solution with which all goods can be identified automatically and without errors. This guarantees traceability and increases operational flexibility. Smarter and networked production systems offer a major competitive advantage.
It provides a SaaS platform that enables distributors of all sizes and industries to simplify their daily lives, reduce the costs associated with each delivery, and improve customer satisfaction thanks to the optimization of AI routes.
It is a sustainable delivery company, mainly for bicycles, to which a traceability and temperature control system is integrated by a self-sufficient team of solar modules.
Develops and markets solutions based on blockchain and supply chain technology. They present ChainGo Freight, a collaborative software with which the actors in a transport process can manage all the information required for the logistics process more securely, more efficiently and more easily.
This is a last mile delivery app that improves the dealer-mox relationship through technical developments and the business-restaurant relationship through in-app advertising (improving engagement and repeat orders).
It is a Valencian startup that develops, manufactures and markets vehicles of the Hyperloop system. His proposal makes it possible to reduce infrastructure costs and combine the best of high-speed train and aviation. The company has already developed an electric transport system for transporting containers within the port.
It is being verticalized by air, sea, land, rail and courier services, and enables companies to quote, buy and compare freight rates for carriers around the world.
It provides a solution based on deep learning to recognize and digitize text, codes and symbols in supply chains. The software automatically processes the images recorded by a mobile or fixed camera and enables the digital extraction of the valuable information that is to be integrated into the existing management system.
The company uses an innovative system of road freight transport based on technology and relays. The software based on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data optimizes the management of drivers through “relays”. Trucksters enables a ground transportation service with air transportation times so drivers can return the same day.
A common goal
In order to provide training solutions based on simulation and gamification tools for logistics and transportation, the Spanish logistics center has adopted training and knowledge as part of the centre’s mission to achieve excellence in the industry. For this reason, in this edition of the program, the “Simulation and Gamification” section has been added to the CEL Start-up Awards category to find solutions and beneficial tools to improve preparation from a digital environment by logistics and transportation professionals.
Referring to the role the organization plays in promoting the ecosystem, the director of innovation and projects of the Spanish logistics center noted that:
“The entrepreneurial ecosystem that is emerging around logistics and transport is an example of the commitment to innovation in this sector, which is vital to the Spanish economy. At CEL, we want to continue promoting these initiatives so that they can achieve their maximum development with the support of large organizations. “