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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Smart Infrastructure Solutions out of 684
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 684 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 logistics startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 679 smart infrastructure solutions, get in touch.
SensiWise advances Cold Chain Logistics
With different types of perishable foods, beverages and biopharmaceutical products having variable shelf lives, cold chain logistics has become much in demand. Startups are innovating in advanced temperature-controlled logistics. These include deep freeze totes and alerting techniques that utilize the Internet of Things and machine learning for the effective movement of temperature-sensitive items.
Indian startup SensiWise offers cold chain solutions. It utilizes the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, blockchain, and machine learning to track the location and condition of the products. The startup’s remote solution facilitates real-time alerts, maximizes asset utilization, and reduces the cost of operations. From storage to distribution and delivery, the solution manages every aspect of cold chain logistics.
HAI Robotics develops a Robotic Storage System
Warehouses these days operate with closed units and fully autonomous systems for intralogistics processes. Robots automate the process of storing and moving goods as they make their way through the supply chain. This saves time and avoids labor to carry and store goods. Other than robots, automated sorting systems, and automated forklifts form part of the closed system.
Chinese startup HAI Robotics provides HAIPICK, a box-type robotic storage system for logistics. The system helps warehouses carry out automated management, intelligent handling, and sorting of goods. It also picks and accepts customized requirements, suitable for a variety of applications. The startup’s Cooper Robot automates processes by working in conjunction with multifunctional consoles, cargo storage devices, and smart chargers.
Corvus Robotics builds Warehouse Inventory Drones
To automate warehouse processes like shelving, racking, and palletizing, startups these days rely heavily on warehouse inventory drones. Drones not only automate mundane tasks like counting and scanning racks and goods but also avoid unnecessary human intervention leading to errors in counting.
US-based startup Corvus Robotics develops an unmanned warehouse inventory drone, Corvus One. The drone scans pallet labels on racks with Optical Character Recognition or barcodes. It records 200-400 pallet positions, flies at a speed of 2-3 miles per hour without WiFi, and uses Light Detection and Ranging to avoid collisions. Moreover, it generates automatic reports for discrepancy analysis. It interfaces with an app that registers no-fly zones and automated flight schedules, as well as remote controls the drones.
Optimal Dynamics offers AI-Based Optimization Software
As warehouse operations become more complex, logistics companies feel a need to automate and optimize logistic operations. To achieve this, startups develop artificial intelligence and machine learning-based platforms. These platforms help to plan and optimize the day-to-day logistics tasks like fleet management, tracking, and cost management.
US-based startup Optimal Dynamics offers artificial intelligence-enabled platform CORE.ai to enable logistics companies to plan, optimize and automate strategic, tactical, and real-time operational decisions. Their platform enables network profitability, increases asset revenue/utilization, reduces unnecessary cost, and mitigates risk, all while keeping drivers moving in an efficient manner. The software platform helps to optimize truckload planning, dynamic load planning, and dispatching of goods.
Hedyla develops Logistics Planning Software
With the growth of eCommerce and the increase in the number of delivery solutions, logistics startups face a challenge in optimizing deliveries to serve customers better. The competitiveness of logistics operators is closely linked to their technological evolution and the capacity of their information system infrastructure. Therefore, logistics startups develop software solutions for last-mile delivery, better truckload management, and fleet management.
Spanish startup Hedyla provides artificial intelligence-based logistics and distribution software to improve company operations. The software helps to improve logistics processes, reduce costs, avoid mistakes and save time. Their platform helps in delivery tracking, truckload management, fleet management, and automatic driver bill generation. Inside the warehouses, the software improves picking routes, plans activities of different operators, and simulates layout.
Discover more Logistics Startups
Logistics startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on warehouse automation, quality management, and pick and place solutions. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the logistics industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more logistics technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Logistics Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.