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DHL is looking for the most innovative young scientists

Entries accepted for DHL Innovation Award 2009: June 10 to July 20, 2009 / Winner to receive 5,000 euros

(PresseBox) (Bonn, ) DHL is once again offering the DHL Innovation Award which gives young logistics scientists the opportunity gain attention for their practical logistics solutions. Creative solutions that are focused above all on customer needs have the best chance of winning. It is a prerequisite to not only present the theoretical approach but to also provide some first assumptions on the market potential of the solution. The availability of a business plan will increase the chances to win. A panel of experts from R&D, politics and business will evaluate the entries. The competition begins today and runs through July 20, 2009. A prize of 5,000 euros awaits the winner at the award ceremony on December 1, 2009, at the DHL Innovation Center near Bonn, Germany.

"Logistics feeds off creative ideas," says Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL. "With the DHL Innovation Award, we are supporting young scientists who have the ability to create pioneering ideas that are also practical in their implementation."

The DHL Innovation Awards were held for the first time last year. Because of the huge response, DHL, the world's leading logistics company, decided to continue the competition. Entries may be submitted via the DHL Innovation Center website ( or through the Deutsche Post DHL career site ( Registration is only available through the online form.

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