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Best 10 projects submitted for ECS #NextGenLeaders initiative

Just five months after ECS Group launched the #NexGenLeaders challenge to unearth new talent for the air cargo industry – the 10 best projects have just been selected.

The final selection stage took place simultaneously worldwide on 13 May – 50 teams, coached by mentors over almost two months, presented their projects live and in person to ECS Group.

All 10 teams have won passes to Air Cargo Europe, taking place from 4-7 June in Munich.

Today, the 10 chosen projects were also submitted to the #NexGenLeaders Grand Jury of distinguished figures from the air cargo industry, whose task it will be to select the final winners of the challenge.

They will vote to choose the best student project, best startup project, and best ECS Group employee project. The three winners will be announced in Munich on 5 June.

The 10 teams were selected from among more than 1000 participants and over 200 innovative projects. There will also be a dedicated #NexGenLeaders area at the ECS Group stand at the event.

The 10 chosen #NexGenLeaders are:


  • MHTV: a new packaging method for cargo waste management
  • Each % Counts: a solution to optimize the empty space in cargo planes to upgrade it in a sustainable & social way
  • BTeam: an ecosystem deal with the whole aircraft decommissioning process
  • Augmented by DCK: improving shipment acceptance, handling and pallet build-up via augmented reality


  • CLIVE – The Selfie App: a unique data service for cargo airlines
  • Cargonow: a platform for comparing, tracking and booking air freight capacities
  • Aviationchain: a ULD tracking mesh network with a web interface
  • Leg-2.com: a tailor-made solution allowing an airline to partially or totally outsource its mail activity

ECS Group employees:

  • BCS Leaders: online tool to connect all the employees of a company worldwide
  • Cargo Assistant: a voice assistant tool that performs a range of tasks

Among members of the Grand Jury are Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux; TIACA chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte; Brussels Airport head of cargo and logistics, Steven Polmans; and ECS Group chief executive officer, Adrien Thominet.