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What the Hack! : Hacking the Last Mile in Boras City

23 March 2020 - Published by Deirdre Buist
As a run up to the most recent partner meeting, hosted by our Swedish partners in Boras, a hackathon was held amongst a number of student teams to find new and creative solutions to challenges and issues surrounding inner city logistics.

 

On Winners Day, March 9th, the best teams pitched their innovative answers regarding  greening city logistics in Boras to a large audience at the Textile Fashion Centre. Surflogh partners had a role as international adjudicators and were honoured to present the winning team with a suitable award. They have been invited to pitch their idea to a wider audience at the Surflogh Final Conference, which is  - as yet – still planned to take place in Mechelen  this September!

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Partner and Good Goods project leader Sara Thiel: ”This is a real problem and we need to find real, sustainable solutions. We’re very impressed with what these young brilliant minds have brought to the table. There were several excellent ideas, which is very promising for the future liveability of our cities.”

 

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Besides a presentation of the Surflogh project, the pitches were preluded by a morning session filled with inspiring speakers on relevant topics such as:

  • The exploration of urban logistics actors’ interest in public spaces (Henrik Ringsberg, Chalmers University of Technology)

  • Challenges and solutions in e-commerce (Frans Prenker, University of Orebro

    After much deliberation and subsequent motivation by the international and Swedish juries, the Surflogh LB had the  privilege of handing over the award. )