May 18 2020

Join the International Matchathon dedicated to Logistics players
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This summer, EY Luxembourg together with the Cluster for Logistics, the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, The China-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (“CHINALUX”), the Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC), the House of Startups (HoST), the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN) and the German tech consulting boutique CorpPearls are organizing the first-ever virtual International Matchathon dedicated to Logistics players to create enriched business opportunities!

The COVID-19 lockdown has drastically impacted the advanced manufacturing, global supply chains and logistics industry. From end-user demand to supply chain disruptions and plant closures, companies are grappling with the impact and trying to understand the long-term ramifications. Industrial product companies are facing deferred demand, supply disruptions and continued plant closures, impacting availability and creating volatility that could influence retail and purchasing prices dramatically. The outbreak has also caused a significant drop in freight and belly capacity in passenger transport demand, in addition to cancellations of events, impacting airlines, forwarders and transportation companies across the globe.

The official launch of the Matchathon will take place on 26 May via a webcast, to be held at 5.30 pm. We are delighted to welcome you to our opening ceremony, please register to know more

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This new situation is testing our society and our ability of working together. In these critical times, more than ever, we should join forces to get through this crisis safely!

In line with Hackathons which took place all across Europe over the past months and the success of the “Start-upsVSCovid-19” initiative conducted by Ministry of Economy and Luxinnovation, EY Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Cluster for Logistics, the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, The China-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (“CHINALUX”), the Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC), the House of Startups (HoST), the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN) and the German tech consulting boutique CorpPearls is launching on May 26th a 1-month “Matchathon” which will bring together international corporations, start-ups and logistics experts who want to work together, emphasize cross-border collaborations and to accelerate solutions and promote innovative ideas that could help the Logistics cluster ! The entire initiative will be supported by a collaborative innovation platform, EYCogniStreamer, on which users will join forces to enrich ideas, connect and prepare deployment of innovative solutions.

Supporters of the Matchathon

4 important milestones to pave the way of the first Logistics Matchathon!

26 May - Corporate and Business Supporters will be invited to share on the platform their pain points, challenges and ideas to express the support offered to the community to enrich these contributions and to create value for the logistics sector.

5 June - After ten days of ideas and challenges collection from Corporate and Business Supporters, Start-ups will be invited to bring their solutions on the platform while identifying which ideas, challenges and pain points their solution could cover.

15 June – Based upon Corporate and Start-ups’ interests, preferences and areas of focus, the platform will recommend the best potential matches and will propose teams mixing entrepreneurs, corporate’ representatives, industry experts and business supporters. Open for one week, the virtual “Living Lab” will be the space for the different teams to join forces, mixing their experiences and skills to develop enriched business cases and accelerate implementation to tackle down industry challenges! On June 19th each team will be asked to post the final version of their business case and prototype of their solution for review by the jury members.

25 June – Following the review of the jury for the need, viability, innovation, urgency and impact of each project based upon current (and future) logistics challenges, the most advanced and creative projects will be invited to join our closing livestream matchmaking event to share their roadmap for succeeding phases, including potential eco system partner needed in front of a panel of international experts of the Logistics community! Starting June 26th, we will open our “LaunchPad” area where Entrepreneurs and Corporates will co-develop deployment and go-to-market strategy, supported by EY Coaches.

Benefits and opportunities, for ALL!

For corporates - You will access promising technologies and solutions quickly to help you achieve your business goals and making your company more innovative and agile! Bring in your ideas, challenges in the platform and get access to the most innovative and advanced start-ups in the logistics industry!

For entrepreneurs - The Matchathon will increase your visibility as an organization and will help you find partners or investors for technology. The platform will allow you to connect with future customers, business partners or potential investors in the most efficient way.

For supporters - Use this Matchathon to discover new business opportunities and technology to expose your skills and experiences and to help teams to develop their project to the best conditions. Leverage the platform to connect with other supporters and influencers such as representatives from the public sector, business experts from the private sector, members of academia or non-profit organizations

The official launch of the Matchathon will take place on 26 May via a webcast, to be held at 5.30 pm. We are delighted to welcome you to our opening ceremony, please register here to know more !

For further information and any suggestions, please contact our main media spokespersons Kevin d’Antonio (), Malik Zeniti ().  


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