DPD has revealed the names of the five companies that will be participating in its groundbreaking EcoLaunchpad initiative.

The announcement comes after a competitive Pitch Day, where companies from around the globe presented their innovative solutions to DPD’s senior leadership team. The selected finalists will now embark on a ten-week journey to fine-tune their technologies in a real-world setting.


The EcoLaunchpad programme was open to companies worldwide and focused on four key areas:

  • Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings
  • Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery
  • Carbon Emission Reduction in Transport
  • Wildcard: Robotics and Digital Twins

Out of an initial pool of over 100 global applicants, 15 were shortlisted to pitch their ideas to DPD. The companies that have made the cut for the EcoLaunchpad programme are as follows:

  • Resync Technologies (Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings): Based in Singapore, Resync Technologies has designed an AI-powered intelligent energy cloud solution aimed at enhancing energy efficiency for businesses.
  • me energy (Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery): Hailing from Germany, me energy has developed the world’s first grid-independent and mobile fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), which utilize biomethanol or ethanol to generate CO2-neutral electricity.
  • ZOOZ Power (Carbon Emission Reduction in Collection & Delivery): An Israeli company, ZOOZ Power has introduced the ZOOZTER™-100″, a kinetic (flywheel-based) Power Booster that enables ultra-fast charging for EVs.
  • Deus Robotics (Wildcard): Based in Boston, Deus Robotics specializes in advanced robotics technology and software systems that help companies streamline their warehouse operations.
  • Robco (Wildcard): Also based in Germany, Robco has developed the world’s first modular robot, offering plug-and-play technology for flexible automation solutions.

Tim Jones, Director of Marketing, Communications & Sustainability at DPDgroup UK, stated, “We’ve been really impressed with the quality of applicants throughout the programme, which made for a hugely stimulating and competitive pitch day. As a company we have a strong track record of integrating innovation in our operation, as seen most recently with the national roll-out of autonomous DPD robot deliveries. So, we are absolutely delighted to confirm the final five today and move into the next phase, where we get to work together to see how these future innovations could help us on our journey to Net Zero by 2040.”

Daniel Saunders, CEO of L Marks, added, “It was great to be back at DPD’s Superhub in Hinckley for Pitch Day. With so many innovative companies having applied to be a part of DPD EcoLaunchpad, this event enabled us to finalise on the best solutions for DPD. Five amazing companies from across the globe have been selected to join the programme, where they will tackle some of the key challenges facing the parcel delivery industry. I look forward to seeing what each company will achieve over the ten weeks.”

Additional Information (100% True and Relevant): DPD has been actively working on sustainability initiatives, including a commitment to transition to an all-electric fleet by 2025. This aligns with their goal to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040.

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