“We believe new technology and innovative approaches from academia’s brightest and most innovative minds can inspire the supply chain of the future.”
- Michael Field, President and CEO, The Raymond Corporation
The Raymond Corporation (a Toyota Industries Company) University Research Program is a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technology for the material handling industry. The industry’s end-to-end approach to provide complete solutions to customers that are smarter, more efficient and more effective has fueled this program. The mission is to encourage professors and researchers to apply their knowledge of engineering and technical fields, drawing synergies and collaboration between collegiate research and The Raymond Corporation.
Through the University Research Program, The Raymond Corporation is seeking proposals that innovate and elevate the material handling industry.
Proposal themes related to these areas are encouraged, but given the broad nature of material handling, other themes are welcome. Each theme is followed by a question that a project could address as an example.
The Future of Logistics
Improving Material Handling
Truck and Operation Evolution
ADVANCING THE SCIENCE OF MATERIAL HANDLING
+ PROPOSAL TIMELINE
Proposal Submissions Open
Monday, April 12, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Announcement of Selected Proposals
Monday, March 28, 2022
Concept Review Deadline
(optional – see tab below for details)
Friday, September 17, 2021
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
Review eligibility and evaluation criteria for The Raymond Corporation University Research Program. Download the Program Overview document for complete details on how to submit your proposal. Complete proposals and supporting documents should be uploaded to the URP Application Portal. If you have any issues setting up a profile or uploading your application, please contact us at UniversityResearchProgram@raymondcorp.com.
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Professors are encouraged (but not required) to submit a one page concept paper explaining their proposal.
About The Raymond Corporation
The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, is a leading global provider of best-in-class material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for over 95 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to optimize operations and bring warehouse and distribution operations to a new level of performance. Raymond® electric forklift trucks are engineered to achieve increased productivity and efficiency and are designed to provide ecological and economic benefits. In partnership with Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions, Raymond delivers solutions to material handling and logistics markets in North America and globally. Combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation and world-class global customer support, we work together to run better, manage smarter and keep our customers always on.