Smart Applications Track

Track Lead

DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, making it the most international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 350,000 employees, we provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs.

DHL is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, and encompasses the business units DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain.

By use of technologies, including mobile, web, and/or cloud technologies, many applications can be turned smart, by collecting and interrelating data from various sources, computing the best-optimized actions, and executing the tasks automatically. Smart applications may automate processes, increase efficiency, reduce time and cost, and even enable tasks that were not originally possible.

This competition track invites projects related to smart applications in any of the following domain applications:

  • Smart logistics
  • Smart city
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart retail
  • Smart social
  • Any other smart applications

Teams may also opt to take up the following challenge posted by the track sponsor.

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