Pilots selected for Econnections
Innovation programme Econnections joins together bol.com, Deloitte, Google Cloud, IKEA Nederland, Mollie and PostNL to accelerate sustainability in e-commerce. In a first step, these partners will collaborate with several proven innovative scale-up companies in a range of pilot projects. These projects have now been selected.
Liesbeth Kaashoek, PostNL’s Parcels and Logistics Director, commented: “Econnections will be collaborating with seven carefully selected scale-ups. The selected pilot projects are looking very promising and we’re really happy to provide expertise, investment and networks to help these players grow further and together take steps to make e-commerce more sustainable.”
These scale-up companies each offer proven solutions that match the challenges facing one of these partners. Solutions that help companies and consumers to make more sustainable choices, for instance, to enable emissions-free delivery of parcels, create sustainable packaging or extend product life cycles. All these pilot projects address challenges across the e-commerce supply chain, from manufacturers to online retailers, parcel deliverers and consumers, and including inventory management, packaging, shipping and returns.
The scale-ups will get stuck into a series of real-world projects at partners bol.com, IKEA Nederland and PostNL. Technology and innovation leaders Deloitte, Google Cloud and Mollie are committing their expertise in growth strategy, technology, and implementation and upscaling of innovations.
The partner organisations are helping these new and green scale-ups to grow, and so accelerate sustainability across the entire e-commerce chain.