During the Innovation Challenge you are given the chance to experience startup life while brainstorming over a real world problem.
As shipping is mostly one-way, pallets are normally not reused. The Amsterdam based startup Cocopallet has developed a sustainable and cost competitive export pallet made from coconut waste. CocoPallet is 100% bio-based. It replaces Timber Pallets and prevents logging and transportation of millions of trees. 5 billion Timber Pallets are produced annually, causing the deforestation of 500 million trees per year.
As the company is planning to expand rapidly and trying to find a way to assess the life cycle of the pallets, many challenges come forward. Will you help them revolutionize global trade?
Date: May 18th 2017
Location: Faculty 3mE
13:30 – 13:45 Walk-in
13:45 – 16:00 Challenge
16:00 – 17:30 Drinks
Sponsored by Rabobank