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


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

Gamification in Logistics

In Gamification in Logistics, game principles and play techniques are used in a professional context to better and more quickly integrate logistics workers from various opportunity groups into the workplace.

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

Green Last Mile (E-Pack)

With Green Last Mile (e-Pack), VIL and partner VITO want to help web shops, logistics service providers and consumers to make sustainable choices.

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


The ‘Gateway2Britain’ project will achieve a green corridor to make trade between Flanders and the United Kingdom more efficient. The project is being carried out by VIL and Deloitte on behalf of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). Funds from the BAR (Brexit Adjustment Reserve) of the European Union will be released for this purpose.

status: Running | type: European

Plastics Recycling Hub

The circular economy is very important in the transition to a sustainable society. The extensive Flemish chemical sector also has its eyes on a circular future. VIL and VITO, together with the logistics, recycling and chemistry sectors, want to take important steps in the development of Flanders as a plastics recycling hub for Europe.

status: Closed | theme: Green Supply Chains | 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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