Kuehne + Nagel partners with Startupbootcamp

Kuehne + Nagel partners with Startupbootcamp

Tanja Kufner, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy

Schindellegi – Kuehne + Nagel announces its partnership with Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin. The participation in the startup accelerator programme underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s forward looking approach and tradition for innovation in logistics.

Traditionally, Kuehne + Nagel sees innovation as a major driver of growth and efficiency. Therefore, scaling-up activities in order to promote new technological developments and innovative solutions within logistics is an important topic on the agenda of the Kuehne + Nagel Group.

Jointly explore new ideas in the industry
Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy enables collaboration between startups and established firms to jointly explore new ideas in their industries. Kuehne + Nagel’s cooperation aims to seize opportunities for innovative solutions in the fields of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

Dr. Marc Strolz, Head Corporate Development, said: “Partnering with Startupbootcamp gives us the opportunity to connect with the startup community and explore innovative concepts for the future of logistics. We consider this programme a perfect platform to look into fresh ideas Kuehne + Nagel could benefit from. On the other hand, we look forward to offering these young talents our expert and mentoring assistance with the prospect of creating a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Tanja Kufner, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, said: “Kuehne + Nagel is the perfect partner for an accelerator like Startupbootcamp that works closely with startups to help them scale fast and grow with the support of industry-relevant companies. With Kuehne + Nagel, our program has gained a strong logistics partner. The company will be an instrumental resource for our both alumni and future startups.”

Open for applications until June 1
Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin is now open for applications until June 1, 2016. Kuehne + Nagel in particular encourages applications from startups with innovative concepts that can bring logistics to the next level. Any startup interested can apply for Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy here. (Kuehne + Nagel/mc/hfu)

About Kuehne + Nagel:
With over 67,000 employees at some 1,200 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com

About Startupbootcamp:
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, running 12 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, London, Miami, New York, Singapore, with a mentor and alumni network in over 30 countries. More than 300 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 72% have received funding. The Berlin program, started in 2012, is dedicated to the vertical Smart Transportation & Energy since 2014. Further information can be found at www.startupbootcamp.org

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