Why do we do these logistic design competitions?

The answer is two-fold: One, we want to find out what’s going on in the heads of design students and graduates around the world, so we can stay on top of our game. Two, we want to identify new talent, and be able to offer these young people a paid internship at one of Toyota’s Design Centers. For their good as well as our own. Simply.

Baggage handling —
CAN YOU MAKE IT FLY?

Last year’s TLDC 2020 addressed the often fraught subject of airport baggage handling. We asked students and recent graduates for ideas on how to deal with the problems involved, under the heading of “Airport baggage handling. Can you make it fly?” A staggering 2,397 people from 123 countries around the globe responded to our call. The quality of many of the concepts that were submitted was remarkably high, which made it difficult for us to draw up a shortlist. The jury convened several times before coming up with a winner – Batuhan Yildirin and Sena Tasli from Ankara’s TOBB University. Their concept, “Mobi”, is a revolutionary take on baggage handling as we know it. For one thing, the traveller doesn’t even need a suitcase. Travellers receive an empty piece of luggage, which is subsequently picked up, put on the plane and ultimately delivered to the passenger's destination address.

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First Prize: €5,000

MOBI

First Prize goes to Mobi for revolutionizing airport baggage handling.

Read the interview with the winners here ↗

Batuhan Yildirin Sena Tasli
Batuhan Yildirin, Sena Tasli, TOBB University of Economics and Engineering, Turkey.

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Second Prize: €3,000

Airtro

Second Prize winner Airtro is a self-automated baggage trolley system.

Kevin Wong

Kevin Wong, California State University, Long Beach, USA.

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Third Prize: €2,000

Uliss

Complete flexibility is offered by good-looking Third Prize winner Uliss.

Uliss is a mobile baggage system that offers travellers perfect flexibility. They scan the QR code on their boarding pass, and then wait for their bags to be delivered wherever they are at the airport.

Natthorn Uliss

Natthorn Uliss, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.

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Public award winner: €1,000
Locker

Locker

Hungarian Dóra Tarcsi receives the newly introduced Logiconomi public award for her Locker invention.

Dóra Tarcsi

Dóra Tarcsi, Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary.

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Call for entries
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2020 Jury Session
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2020 winners interview
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