Think-a-thon makes a return at transport logistic

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The think-a-thon is making a return at transport logistic in Munich, with more than 30 students devoting themselves to an industry topic, to be announced at the show.

The concept was developed a year ago for transport logistic in Shanghai by PR agency Medienbüro am Reichstag, Jettainer and Messe München where students looked at developing blockchain in the supply chain.

Supporters of the 2019 think-a-thon include Frankfurt Airport’s operator Fraport, technology and service company Bosch, software developer Dakosy and container specialist DoKaSch. The participating universities are the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and Darmstadt Technical University, with other international students from the Erasmus programme getting involved.

Dr Robert Schönberger, project manager for the transport logistic cluster at Messe München says: “At the transport logistic think-a-thon, students with a well-founded knowledge of logistics meet problems of real-life business. The fair offers a unique opportunity to discuss and develop initial approaches with global experts. We are already very excited about the results.”

Professor Hans-Christian Pfohl from the Technical University says: “We were already present in Shanghai with our partner university, Tongji University, and are now very happy to participate again. For the students, this is a first-class opportunity to apply their knowledge in a creative way and at the same time get in direct contact with leading logistics companies.”

The think-a-thon will kick off at 12.30 on 4 June at start.hub in Hall B2 where the specific topic will be announced. The six groups of five students will then present their developed ideas from 3.30pm on 6 June at the start.hub, with the best result being awarded a prize.