Strategic partners

As cluster VIL can count on the support from these strategic partners:

Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. From its sites all over Flanders, Flanders Make stimulates open innovation through excellent research. Flanders Make’s goal is to contribute to the technological development of the vehicles, machines and factories of the future.


imec_new_logo-2016Imec is a high-tech research institute driving the digital economy. Activities  span research domains such as the Internet of Things, smart cities, digital privacy and security, and the conversion of raw data into knowledge.


VITO logoVITO is a research institute that provides innovative technological solutions and offers scientifically based advice and support to encourage sustainable development and to reinforce the economic and social structures in Flanders. Climate change, food security, resource scarcity, sustainable energy, ageing population… VITO’s research agenda focuses on the major societal challenges we are facing today.


VLIR logoThe VLIR, Flemish University Council, represents the Flemish universities of Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent, Hasselt and Brussels. This council serves as a platform to facilitate cooperation between the Flemish universities and interacts with the Flemish government in all matters concerning higher education policy.

Structural partner


VIL has entered into a structural cooperation agreement with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Flemish agency for international business. The agreement was signed on October 3, 2017. The partnership is embedded in “Flanders Accelerates!”, the internationalization strategy of the Flemish economy.

VIL and FIT are joining forces to provide even better and more streamlined support for the internationalization plans of Flemish companies.


International partners

VIL has an impressive logistics network in Wallonia and abroad.

Logistics in Wallonia

TKI Dinalog (The Netherlands)

CII Institute of Logistics (India)

Instituto de Logística e Supply Chain (Brazil)

Montreal International (Canada)

Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (South Africa)

North European Logistics Institute (Finland)

The Cluster of Mobility and Logistics (Spain)

The United Association of Transport and Logistics (Georgia)

Zaragoza Logistics Center (Spain)

VIL stands for a strong logistical Flanders

About VIL

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