Fraport will cooperate with the Frankfurt-based logistics startup lab “HAUS61” which will see from April 2019 – up to six logistics start-ups coming together to develop innovations for the airfreight industry.
The lab will provide a network for regional start-ups and established companies in the logistics industry with the aim of promoting creativity and new ideas.
The concept behind “HAUS61” is to encourage interaction between young businesses and logistics experts. Workshops will provide practical advice, while regular pitch meetings will offer space for sharing feedback and exchanging ideas.
Start-ups and the industry’s big players can work together to further strengthen the position of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region as a leading freight and logistics location.
Fraport senior vice president of cargo, Max Philipp Conrady said: “Working together as partners, we can introduce our own project ideas and put them into practice together with the startups. As Europe’s largest freight airport we will benefit from this collaboration because we can gain an early insight into all the latest innovations.”
The “HAUS61” startup lab was founded in Frankfurt by German software company CargoSteps. The firm offers logistics service providers such as courier drivers a solution for tracking consignments. CargoSteps itself receives funding from the state of Hesse and the HOLM House of Logistics & Mobility. In 2017, the company won a Frankfurt Startup Award.