To increase the competitiveness of the Flemish logistics companies, VIL carries out projects around Collective Knowledge Development and Knowledge Transfer (COOCK). “Collective” means that the project is aimed at a group of companies. 80% of the project cost is subsidized, 20% is financed by the participating companies.

In addition, VIL also focuses on innovative business projects (research and development projects), multidisciplinary research projects, strategic basic research and EU projects (Horizon Europe).

Overview projects - VIL


In the STRAUSS research project, VIL, University of Antwerp, UHasselt, KU Leuven, 14 companies and 4 cities will develop a set of algorithms and models to optimize logistics operations in cities. The project focuses on four key logistics flows within cities: waste collection, construction logistics, catering deliveries and home grocery deliveries.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional


The BIOloop project aims to design a decision support tool to analyze and optimize supply chain flows of biomass by-products through optimized logistics with the goal of better connecting supply and demand, ultimately resulting in more high-value bio-based applications for various industries.

status: Running | theme: Green Supply Chains | type: Regional

Duurzame Logistieke Terreinen

With this project, VIL, VITO and UAntwerpen want to inspire and stimulate the logistics sector to make logistics sites and real estate more sustainable. This through cost and space-saving cooperation and the use of innovative technologies.

status: Running | theme: Green Supply Chains | type: Regional

Bicycle Logistics XXL

Fietslogistiek naar een nieuw niveau tillen, dat is de ambitie van dit nieuwe VIL-project. Daarvoor wordt gekeken naar de nieuwe, grotere types fietsen en aanhangers, die o.a. ook geschikt zijn voor palletvervoer. Daarnaast kunnen aangepaste (netwerk)structuren verwerking van grotere volumes faciliteren. Voor welke stromen kunnen deze nieuwe types cargofietsen ingezet worden? En hoe kunnen ze geïntegreerd worden in bestaande logistieke flows?

status: In preparation | theme: Green Supply Chains | type: European


DISCO (Data-driven, Integrated, Synchromodal, Collaborative and Optimized) explores opportunities for secure data sharing via data spaces in urban logistics. Together with the city of Ghent, IMEC & Be-Mobile, VIL will develop the Dynamic Access Control concept, which allows information on access rules to the city to be used in planning systems of transporters, into a […]

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: European


The c-SBO project SYTADEL (SYnchromodal proTotype for Data Sharing and PLanning) conducted by VIL together with imec, UAntwerpen and Vlerick applies the principles of data spaces within the logistics chain. The focus is on creating the logistics data space.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional


ReNEW (Resilience-centric smart, green, Networked EU Inland Waterways) aims to play a key role in the transition of inland navigation – to a smart, green, sustainable and climate resilient sector. The consortium consists of parties from as many as 12 different countries. Several living labs will test solutions, including one in Ghent. Here, a multimodal […]

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Hinterland Connection | type: European


SETO is developing an innovative digital solution that gives authorities real-time access to all the information needed for smart enforcement of transport and safety legislation with a single click. This reduces the administrative burden and ensures more efficient and consistent controls. SETO uses advanced information exchange technologies and extends the system to multimodal transport. The […]

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: European


Cooperative and Interconnected Green delivery solutions The GREENLOG project investigates new innovative methods for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable urban logistics. In this project, the main focus is on better cooperation between all players that are part of the urban logistics ecosystem. Within Flanders, the cities of Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen are joining forces to […]

status: Running | theme: Green Supply Chains, Last mile | type: European


In the BILOG project, VIL and UHasselt will develop a methodology that will make Business Intelligence practical for all logistics companies.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains | type: Regional


With the ‘FlexIn²Log’ project, VIL and Sirris want the manufacturing industry to gain practical experience in making the supply chain to the production floor flexible and efficient.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Grants for companies and research institutions

Innovation is important. Innovation makes for better margins, for a better world. But innovation is not always easy and success is not always guaranteed. And it requires an investment from you, in people and in time.

That is why you can rely on the expertise of VIL and on a reserved budget for innovation projects related to logistics!

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