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Logistics and Warehousing Focused Startups Wanted for Wincanton Innovation Lab

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Does (or could) your tech startup offer innovative solutions for the logistics sector? The third edition of Wincanton's innovation programme W² Labs is now open for entries...

From robotic automation, demand forecasting, through to people and process planning, Wincanton, the UK’s largest third-party logistics provider, has launched the third edition of W2 Labs - an innovation lab designed to discover emerging innovative ideas and tackle some of the logistics' industry’s toughest challenges. 

Wincanton photo2Working in partnership with corporate innovation specialists L Marks, this edition of W²Labs is looking for startups who can introduce ideas that have the potential to revolutionise modern-day fulfilment/warehousing.

In particular they are looking for startups who can offer innovative solutions in these key areas:

  • Dark Store - early stage businesses with technologies which have the potential to revolutionise modern day fulfilment, including but not limited to robotic automation, demand forecasting or people and process planning
  • People - solutions to help people become the best they can be, create a positive culture of recognition and make them feel truly valued, while at the same time keeping them safe at work
  • Open Season - innovative new technologies and different approaches that can be done for Wincanton, their people and their customers

Wincanton photo3In return, the equity-free programme will offer startups:

  • The opportunity to test their product or service in a live customer environment
  • First-class mentorship from experienced subject matter experts
  • Potential to pitch for investment with both Wincanton and L Marks

Further info and details of what this fab 10-week programme offers are on the W² Labs site where you can also check out some of the startups that participated in previous cohorts. Applications are now open and will remain open until 23:59 BST on 18th October.

Best of luck to all who apply!

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Published on: 16th September 2020

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