The Digital Hub Logistics can look back on an exciting move into new premises in the Speicherstadt in early August after just a year in existence. The last installations are due to be carried out in the former “Block R” of the Freeport Customs Office in the coming days. On August 30, a press conference will mark the hub’s first anniversary. The expected guests include Frank Horch, Senator for Economics, and Frank Bolten, Managing Director of Chainstep, who will give a keynote about his blockchain joint venture in transport logistics and the “Community Day”.
The hub’s service partners will show how to identify stumbling blocks in companies, how ideas can be developed, prototypes built and an IT structure created followed by presentations and start-ups’ demos. In July, a team from Lufthansa Industry Solutions spent a week in the hub working on a new idea in transport logistics. “The feedback from start-ups and other tenants in the hub was very valuable,” said Carolin Weishaar, Project Manager. The partners, companies and start-ups work in a variety of ways. Logistics companies seeking ideas and inspiration for new products and business models can look to a range of service partners offering design thinking, hackathons right up to construction and testing of technical prototypes.