Plug and Play looking for next generation of leading supply chain companies

By James Henderson
The world's largest supply chain and logistics technology platform, Plug and Play Supply Chain, is opening applications to start-ups from different grow...

The world's largest supply chain and logistics technology platform, Plug and Play Supply Chain, is opening applications to start-ups from different growth stages for its Innovation Programme.

Since its launch in March, Plug and Play Supply Chain has partnered with over a dozen of the largest logistics and manufacturing corporations, including Maersk, Ericsson, Union Pacific Railroad, Panasonic, Prologis, Ryder, BASF, DHL, Kansas City Southern, and Swiss Post.

“We are striving for the second cohort to be more diverse than the first one in terms of all metrics including Solution Offering, Technology, Country of Origin, and Target Industry”

Start-ups accepted into the 12-week programme will get access to a number of logistics and manufacturing firms, including all of the programme's partners for potential pilots and investments.

They will also receive office space at Plug and Play's Silicon Valley headquarters, expert mentor curricula, expedited business development, exposure to corporate partners from other Plug and Play's global programmes, and a chance to pitch in front of Silicon Valley's biggest investors at the Summer EXPO.

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“Being a part of the Plug and Play Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation Platform gave us a tremendous amount of exposure to Industrial and Logistics companies and VCs across the world," says Ra’ed ElMurib, CEO of Shoof Technologies.

“Through the programme, we were able to develop many strong relationships and partnerships, which will be crucial as we grow and expand.”

Plug and Plays first group of companies covered an expansive market from artificial intelligence solutions for procurement to robotics, ranging from early stage to growth companies.

Plug and Play launched its Supply Chain programme earlier this year earlier this year, with the aim to bring together everyone who can add value to the start-up ecosystem and facilitate innovation in the industry. 

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