The VisionWorks Award CargoPacks 2020 asked students to look ahead to the future through three specific questions, namely:
1. HOW WILL THE LAST MILE BE DELIVERED?
This question concerns all aspects of delivery of goods to the location of the end user. Lack of infrastructure, increased traffic density, highly populated mega-cities and the individual needs of consumers are examples of challenges to be addressed.
2. HOW CAN ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS BE REALIZED?
This question addresses all aspects of ecologically sustainable
transport, packaging and delivery.
It covers issues like energy consumption, environmental pollution and responsible use of resources.
3. WHAT SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED BY INTELLIGENT PACKAGING?
This question calls for intelligent packaging solutions to provide additional benefits and services to users. It comprises solutions for new consumer product interfaces and product information. It also includes solutions to provide packaging that is standardized with respect to logistic requirements but individualized with respect to the product and the consumer.