CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 11 OCTOBER 2016 AT 11.00 (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, invites student teams to work on new data-driven concepts and business models through Accenture Digital Innovation Challenge (ADIC16). Kalmar's challenge is to create new business concepts and digital services from big data.
"Kalmar's customers are increasingly interested in new ways to optimise their terminal operations. Our solutions have multiple touchpoints to containers in the value chain where data is collected from equipment and different other systems. Now we're looking for fresh new ideas on how to turn the various data flows and data into new business opportunities," says Tommi Pettersson, VP Software and Automation development at Kalmar.
Accenture Digital Innovation Challenge (ADIC) is a concept competition where young talents team up to innovate new services, product concepts or business models to real-life business challenges of partner companies and organisations. ADIC invites students from the Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences, representing both technical and business study backgrounds, to participate in the challenge.
"ADIC16 is a great way to interact with the student community and to get new and even radical ideas from the younger generation. The teams consist of students with diverse backgrounds, which is a fantastic setup when we are seeking for novel ideas and concepts," explains Lasse Eriksson, VP Digitalisation at Cargotec.
In the first phase, several teams will work on the challenge and propose their idea in a "Case Day" held on 29 October 2016. During that day, one team will be selected for a more intense mentoring phase with Kalmar during November. The goal is to ensure that the developed concept will match customer needs and Kalmar business targets. The team will present their solution in the Slush conference that will be held in Helsinki on 30 November - 1 December 2016 and compete with six other teams that work for other companies through ADIC16. The winning team will be awarded in Slush with a prize of 10,000 euros.
The application period for ADIC16 ends on 13 October 2016. Kalmar's Challenge is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BephyTqdJWs
Further information for the press:
Tommi Pettersson, VP Software and Automation development, Kalmar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lasse Eriksson, VP Digitalisation, Cargotec, email@example.com
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com