Our partners

Clear focus: We drive innovations into logistics and supply chains

With us, our partners find ideas, products and solutions for their specific problems and challenges in the logistics and supply chain. To do so, they complete our Innovation Challenge or opt for one of our partnership models.

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How can you work with us?
Our partnership models not only enable maximum flexibility, but also an individual approach to specific problems and innovation needs. Specifically, you can choose from these models:

Network partnership

Network partnership

Get access to exclusive event formats on current logistics trends with leading figures in the logistics start-up scene and exchange ideas about the future of logistics with other innovative corporates.

During the partnership, companies will have access to our location at attractive conditions. This comprises a total area of 850 square meters in Duisburg's inner harbor, with attractive co-working spaces, meeting rooms for events or customer appointments, a kitchen and event equipment. Here You can find more information about our location.

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exclusive events
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Exclusive network access
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Use of 850 sqm of co-working space

Current network partners from logistics & industry

The transport of almost all types of goods, such as bulk goods, general cargo, heavy cargo, liquid goods and containerized goods, can be carried out via the port locations of DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen GmbH (Orsoy — Voerde — Wesel — Emmerich).

HSW Logistics is part of the Häger & Schmidt Logistics group of companies and was created in 2014 from the short sea division of Häger & Schmidt and the German branch of the Norwegian Wilson Group. HSW Logistics has a wide range of services and a high level of technical know-how — far beyond the shortsea sector.

Since Häger & Schmidt was founded in 1887, the company has been providing a comprehensive range of logistics services for numerous companies in Europe.

The port terminals of the Rhenus Group (Rhenus Port Logistics) ensure the smooth running of supply chains along European waterways.

Founded in 1955, Yusen Logistics is a global supply chain logistics company that provides sea and air freight transportation, warehousing, distribution services, and supply chain management.

TanQuid has over 60 years of experience in the tank storage business: As the German market leader, TanQuid stands for comprehensive service and a high level of expertise.

Weiss+Appetito is a group of companies active in the construction and construction services sector. The group operates in 4 countries, with 6 subsidiaries and 600 employees.

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Startup scouting for your perfect match
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120+ startups in the network
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customized solution
Innovation challenge

The Innovation Challenge: Find suitable startups for specific problems

As part of our Innovation Challenge, we analyse and define your search field together with you and derive a challenge to be worked on. In a multi-step process, we screen the startup market for suitable solutions (scouting) and bundle them for you.

This is where various deep dive sessions and pitch days for up to the top 10 scouted startups come into play. The top 3 scouted startups can then personally ask themselves your questions about the defined innovation challenge in a final Q&A.

exclusive partnership

The exclusive partnership

As an exclusive partner, you have access to all services over the contractually defined term. That means:

Your company is taking part in our Innovation Challenge and our topic-related trend scouting.
You and your team also benefit from the deal flow: adapted to your specific search profile, we start our startport startup scouting. With exclusive network access, your company receives valuable contacts and can network with those at our exclusive industry events. In order to be able to hold internal company workshops in an innovative environment, we offer free access to our co-working space of around 850 square meters in Duisburg's inner harbor. Meeting rooms and event space are also included here.

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All benefits from Network Partnership & Innovation Challenge
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plus free use of co-working & meeting rooms
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Dealflow with specific startup screening

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With combined expertise in the areas of transport, warehousing, IT and consulting, Bohnen Logistik offers national and international full-service solutions for contract logistics from a single source.

As a trimodal logistics hub, duisport achieves a throughput volume of 4 million TEU (20-foot standard containers) and, by connecting the transport modes of water, rail and road, offers the ideal conditions for making transport chains as efficient, resource-saving and cost-effective as possible.

Wirtschaftsbetriebe Duisburg — AöR is one of the four largest municipal companies in Duisburg. The tasks of Wirtschaftsbetriebe Duisburg include waste disposal and urban cleaning as well as urban drainage, water maintenance and development.

Duisburg Business & Innovation is the location and economic development of the city of Duisburg. It aims to improve the spatial, social and economic structure of the city.

The DIT Duisburg Intermodal Terminal is a seaport terminal in the hinterland, the perfectly organized gateway to the Benelux seaports with rail connections to Southeast Europe.

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We are in contact with these venture capitals and business angels:

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Partner program

Do you have any questions about our Innovation Challenge or our partnership models? Alessandro Benassi will be happy to answer them for you.

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