From their daily business, twelve companies and organisations challenge students to come up with solutions at the intersection of logistics and fintech. From 19 to 28 September, 70 MSc students in Management of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University will develop innovative business opportunities. The challenge is an initiative of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Dinalog within the Logistics & Fintech program.
In a ‘pressure cooker’ setting of only two weeks, the students will generate market insights and new solutions! At the end of the two weeks, they will present the opportunities to the company coaches. Dinalog will support the students as a source on logistics know how. Ferdinand Jaspers, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship: “The students have the unique opportunity as part of their education to apply their knowledge to real challenges from business and to support the development of fintech in logistics.“
The challenges range from fintech companies exploring to enter the logistics market to logistics companies optimizing their processes with digital solutions. Furthermore, ICT companies with solutions for the logistics sector explore how the addition with payment, data or finance services can create more value to their customers. Liesbeth Staps-Brugemann, program manager of the Logistics & Fintech program: “Many organisations are enthusiastic to tap into the knowledge and creativity of the students in the exciting cross-over of logistics and fintech. Examples of participation companies are young companies like bun.run, Stockspots and Synple, to established companies like TVM and EXACT and fintech companies as Sparkholder, Flinqer and Boozt24.”
In the Logistics & Fintech program, Dinalog and HollandFintech and partners aim to share knowledge and seek collaboration throughout the logistics value chain. The fintech ecosystem is intensively involved, and the initiative is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
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