Toyota Material Handling Europe is calling for submissions to the Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2022 — dedicated to urban micrologistics.
The competition is open to university design students and recent graduates (2021), from all over the world. Only participants who belong to an undergraduate or graduate university programme are eligible to compete. Although the competition is focused on industrial design, product design and transportation design, students with a background in business, fashion, engineering, architecture etc. are also welcome to submit their work.
Three winning entries will be generously rewarded with cash prizes. First prize €5,500, second prize €3,300, third prize €2,200.
Additionally, all finalists will have the opportunity to apply for a six-month paid internship at the Toyota Material Handling Design Center – in Sweden and/or Italy. As well as at Toyota Motor European Design Centre, in France.
Details about the challenge are available on the official website.
More than half of the world’s population live in urban areas. In Europe, the proportion is over eighty per cent. Supplying all these people with the stuff they need is a huge undertaking. In the Paris region alone, some 4.3 million deliveries are made every week. It’s everything from fish fingers to face packs, from pharmaceuticals to photocopiers, from books to boots to beef to bags to batting bats. We could go on.
In the 2022 Toyota Logistic Design Competition we’re asking you to get your head around the enormous issues involved in urban micrologistics. And suggesting ways of dealing with the rising problems. As well as improving expediency. The stumbling blocks we’re up against when it comes to urban logistics are many and variegated. For one thing, cities are getting more and more congested, so cars are increasingly banned in city centres. This move is also a way of combatting pollution.
This year’s theme is urban micrologistics. We’d like you to think of ways of dealing with the ever-increasing sea of goods hitting our cities. The staggering number of deliveries needs new and better solutions. Integrating micrologistics with micromobility, is one way of looking at it.
The Toyota Logistic Design Competition is hosted by the Toyota Material Handling Europe Design Center.