CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR FREIGHT PACKAGING

How do we ensure better reuse of freight packaging in a world without incentives and transparency?


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January 20




ODYSEEY CONNECT
February 4-5




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February 24




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March 3 – 10




HACKATHON
April 3 – 5




ODYSSEY IGNITE
May 11 – 15




APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSEEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
March 3 – 10




HACKATHON
April 3 – 5




ODYSSEY IGNITE
May 11 – 15



THE CHALLENGE

Create a transparent logistics protocol so anyone can localize, identify, certify, return, reuse, and repair freight packaging by incentivizing contributions by all supply chain stakeholders. Consider accountability and compliance.

CONTEXT

Freight packaging is lost, stolen, or simply not reused. This costs transporters €150,000 to €3,000,000 a year, in addition to the environmental impact of replacing trolleys, pallets, and crates. Reuse or repair often costs more than buying new.

Freight packaging may look simple, but involves many factors. It may cost more or less than the actual product, belonging to the transporter, producer or marketplace. One solution won’t fit all, and supply chain stakeholder interests do not align. Who wants to transfer packaging ownership with every delivery?

Though the technology exists (IoT, transactions), it is proprietary and different systems and incentives cannot collaborate on an application level. Stakeholders are unwilling to align on one protocol. Everyone must benefit.

IMPACT

If the supply chain aligns on one transparency and accountability protocol for freight packaging attributes (localize, identify, certify, return, reuse), this unlocks a whole new efficient packaging market with business opportunities throughout the chain.

A WINNING TEAM WILL...

Build a protocol solution with future applicability.
Build a value proposition for a protocol-based application with one or more of these attributes: localization, identification, certification, return, reuse, repair.
Employ a holistic POV to combine interests and incentives.
Incentivize the entire chain, from producer to consumer, while respecting GDPR.

Key element
Protocol solution demonstrating future applicability.

ECOSYSTEM

TVM
Tconsult
Koninklijke van der Slot Transport
Dutch Customs
Kapo

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

All ecosystem stakeholders, both supply chain and TVM clients (transporters), commit to developing the protocol further immediately following the hackathon. The best team(s) will join a multi-stakeholder pilot with all relevant stakeholder data and tech, led by TVM.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

12.5 The reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES
COMMUNITY TEAMS

TEAM QUALITIES

Teams should prove affinity with logistics and the supply chain.
At least one team member should have experience with application development.
Teams should demonstrate the ambition and its energy to take the outcome of the hackathon forward with the ecosystem stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS

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If the entire supply chain is to use it, the protocol better be small, elegant and simple to install.

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The solution should be scalable and transferable.

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The solution is as open-source as possible.

START YOUR JOURNEY

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