APBA the third edition of the ‘Journey to Innovation’ ideas contest in September 2021, with the aim of continuing to promote, encourage and incentivise innovation and (intra)entrepreneurship within APBA and its Port Community.
This was a new edition of the open contest directed at all APBA employees, as well as students, researchers, entrepreneurs, users/customers and companies (start-ups, SMEs and large companies) capable of contributing to solving the ‘Data Driven Innovation’ challenge with ideas, solutions or even case studies with a direct impact on improving competitiveness and sustainability.
In particular, the challenge was focused on identifying new ways of creating value for the users/customers of the port, as well as for the goods themselves and their environment, through the use and exploitation of data in various formats and sources. For this, judges will assess ideas related to the identification of case studies in which data may offer differential value, solutions to collect valuable data and improve decision making, algorithms to resolve business challenges, new data-analysis and visualisation tools, predictive/prescriptive applications and applications that improve the transparency and visibility of the passage of goods through the port, among others.
The official deadline for the presentation of proposals ended in December, with a total of 14 ideas received, after which all ideas submitted will be evaluated and the best internal idea, best external idea and most popular idea will be selected.