About this Challenge
NineSigma, representing the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, seeks submissions for Automated Baggage Handling Systems to transport Baggage from the airport facilities to the airplanes and back. The submissions should improve upon current approaches by avoiding manual interference and improving Baggage throughput.
KLM and Schiphol's current Baggage Handling System can be seen below:
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A maximum of four respondents, one per category, will be awarded cash prizes up to €10,000 each. Prize winning respondents will be invited to execute pilot projects with KLM and Schiphol.
Successful pilot projects can result in supplier negotiations with KLM and/or Schiphol for acquisition of up to 30 Automated Baggage Handling Systems. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to market and demonstrate successful solutions (together with KLM and Schiphol) to other airports.
KLM and Schiphol are looking for Baggage Handling proposals that are able to address one or more of these categories, and with the following properties:
- Does not damage Baggage
- Has sufficient speed – as mentioned in Challenge Summary
- Including safety measures to protect workers
- Credible partner with relevant capabilities and track record
- Can be demonstrated in a pilot project
- Can be up and running in 2 to 4 years
Participants in this challenge will submit proposals for Automated Baggage Handling Systems for one or more of the four categories of this Challenge. The proposal submission will serve as the official entry in this Challenge. The submission should contain a non-confidential introduction to the respondent's handling concept, background and expertise. See Terms and Conditions for details.
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