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Tomorrow’s Education, EintrachtTech and DPD are committed to inspire and empower the Talents of Tomorrow. As part of Tomorrow’s Founding Club and the joined program „Recruiters of Tomorrow by EintrachtTech“ DPD offers an exclusive scholarship, worth 10.000 EUR in addition to the reduced Founding Club Fees.

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Business Challenge

How can we assure the timely delivery of parcels in the face of strong fluctuations and varying capacity utilization?

The Problem

The number of parcels and the number of end recipients increases steadily, while at the same time being subject to strong fluctuations. Reliable capacity planning and prompt delivery are getting harder and harder. The majority of deliveries are currently made by DPD's so-called system partners (independent transport companies). In addition, there are also just under 20 locations where the company's own delivery staff are deployed via its subsidiary DPD Service GmbH.

The Solution

Given the increase in B2C parcel volume, increasing demand for delivery staff and optimal utilization of capacities, how can we assure the timely delivery of parcels in the face of strong fluctuations and varying capacity utilization? Find a way to assure reliable and transparent capacity planning.

The Deliverables

A comprehensive approach with solutions to the above problem. Show all aspects of your idea in a PowerPoint presentation with approximately 10 slides.


Application Process

Students who would like to take part in the Business Challenge Competition will have to have to complete and upload their Business Challenge until March 30th. The best ideas will be pitched in front of a jury in April. Dates will be announced soon.

Scholarship Announcement

The pitch winner of the Business Challenge Competition pitch will be announced in April and receives a 10.000 EUR scholarship.

Start The Professional Master

The winner of the Business Challenge of Deutsche Börse Business Challenge will start as part of the Founding Club on April 22nd.

About DPD

DPD Germany is part of the international DPD Group, Europe's largest parcel service network. DPD has 79 depots and 7,000 pickup parcel stores throughout Germany. 9,500 employees and 11,000 delivery staff are on duty for customers every day. Every year, the number 2 in the German parcel market transports around 375 million parcels - and does so in a completely climate-neutral manner, at no additional cost to customers. With numerous initiatives for sustainable parcel delivery, DPD is demonstrating how parcel shipping can be made environmentally friendly and locally emission-free, particularly in the inner cities.

With innovative technologies and a consistent focus on the needs and circumstances of all customers and recipients, DPD offers a simple, convenient and flexible service in B2B and B2C parcel shipping. One example of this is the Predict service, which is unique in the industry and features map-based live tracking, a wide range of options for rerouting a parcel and a delivery forecast that is accurate to within an hour. DPD's digital innovations have already received numerous awards, such as the Digital Transformation Award, the eco Internet Award, the German Prize for Online Communication and the UX Design Award.

DPD Group ships to 230 countries and territories worldwide and has a uniform network of 47,000 pickup parcel stores around the world with harmonized services, including cross-border shipping. Across Europe, 77,000 delivery experts ensure that 5.3 million parcels are delivered for customers every day. DPD's parent company is GeoPost, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French Groupe La Poste. GeoPost reported consolidated annual revenue of €7.8 billion in 2019.

Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller

Human Resources Manager DPD

Frequently Asked Questions

Where/When can I meet corporate representatives?

During the application phase you will have the chance to meet our partner companies several  times. Join the Introduction Webinar and/or the Q&A for the Business Challenge. The top 5 ideas will be awarded in Pitches. Dates will be announced soon.

What is the deadline for the application?

March 30th

Which formats can I use for showing my solution for the business challenge?

Please use a 5 slide presentation e.g. PowerPoint or Google Sheets for your idea. Your approach, title and solution should be clear and understandable.

How much does the Professional Master cost? Are there Scholarships available?

The Tuition Fee of the Professional Master in SET is 24.000 EUR. Members of the Founding Club - the first student cohort scheduled to begin their studies in April - will also be eligible for the following substantial scholarships:
Founding Club Students who apply until March 18th will receive a scholarship of 7,200 EUR, a 30% discount and pay 16.800€ (application by deadline is enough). Founding Club Students who apply before April 8th will receive a scholarship of 4,800 EUR, a 20% discount and pay 19.200€ (application by deadline is enough).
Founding Club Students who represent the values of Tomorrow’s Education and have already shown excellence in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship or Technology can apply for one of the five Global Changemaker Scholarships valued at 9,000 EUR per scholarship, a 37.5% discount, and pay 15.000€.
Students will also be able to apply for one of our Founding Club Partners Corporate scholarships. To receive one of the highly-competitive scholarships, students have to enter a Business Challenge Competition. If your idea for the business challenge is the most convincing, you can win a f 10.000€ scholarship Corporate Scholarships and Founding Club Scholarships can be combined.

What is Tomorrow’s Education and the Professional Master about?

Tomorrow's Education is a mobile-first-learning platform designed for and by students. Our challenge-based and interactive learning format increases course engagement by 60% compared to traditional online courses. Furthermore, Mentors and Partners from around the globe help you tackle real-world challenges.
The Professional Master in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Technology (SET) helps you learn, apply and master the skills that matter tomorrow. The Program is specifically designed for professionals to study alongside their demanding job(s).

What is a Business Challenge?

A Business Challenge represents a meaningful challenge faced by one of our  partner companies. Your idea can contribute to solving the challenge. If your proposed solution is the most convincing, you can win a scholarship in the amount of 10.000€.

Ready For A Challenge?

Tomorrow's Education and EintrachtTech are joining forces to support, inspire and encourage talents of tomorrow. Together, they want to help future leaders build the necessary skills and network to master upcoming challenges. Both partners focus on 21st century skills combined with real-world insights from global mentors and partners in technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Tomorrow’s Education and EintrachtTech are collaborating on the  "Recruiters of Tomorrow"-Initiative which is supported by leading international companies. These Founding Club Partners are offering attractive  scholarships to our students. To receive one of the highly-competitive scholarships, students have to tackle  complex real-life Business Challenges and find innovative solutions. Our Founding Club Partners’ Scholarships and Business Challenges will be announced soon.

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Markus Kressler

Head of Admissions Tomorrow's Education

Melanie Borst