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. 70% of the project cost is subsidized, 30% 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 (H2020).

VIL Projects

BOOSTLOG

The European Union funds a lot of research in the field of transport and logistics to support competitiveness and address climate change. The BOOSTLOG project, of which VIL is a partner, aims to systematically collect the results of these projects and to boost their impact.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains, Hinterland Connection, Last mile | type: European

Entrance

The goal of this H2020 project is to create a European matchmaking platform for innovative transport and mobility tools and services. The project will accelerate the market access and upscaling of “first of a kind” sustainable transport and mobility solutions, thereby reducing the European CO2 emissions and pollutants caused by the transport and mobility sector.

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

Self-service in Logistics

Receiving people and goods is a largely manual and time-consuming process for companies. With the project Self-service in logistics VIL aims to automate this process in order to make it run more efficiently.

status: Starting up | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Safe Warehouse

In the project Safe Warehouse VIL intents to increase the security of employees on logistics sites, by researching which technologies can offer solutions to the most common safety risks. The use of new technologies ensures that the company, as well as the sector, is considered more attractive as a potential employer.

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

RPA Databots

In the project RPA Databots VIL will develop an accessible and low-cost system, based on Robot Process Automation, for companies to upgrade their level of automation in administrative processes in a short period of time.

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

E-Pack

Ecommerce continues to grow and therefore the demand for more sustainable packaging solutions is on the rise. In the project E-Pack VIL will study the opportunities of reusable packaging in the B2C market.

status: Starting up | theme: Green Supply Chains | type: Regional

Delivery Booster

The current postal address system is not adapted to the logistic requirements for delivering goods. In this project VIL will develop an app that allows companies to determine more specific location codes, along with a delivery passport that connects the location codes to individual delivery wishes and specifications.

status: Running | theme: Last mile | type: Regional

VIL Testkit Social Distancing Alarms

Social distancing measures continue to play an important role in controlling COVID-19. It is a major challenge for production companies, retailers and logistics service providers to always maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between their operators. That is why VIL has made test kits with social distancing alarms available to companies with logistics operations. […]

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

Driver 4.0

The transport sector has been facing an acute shortage of truck drivers for years. The profession is becoming increasingly more complex and demanding, and suffers from a negative image. With the project “Driver 4.0”, VIL, together with partner UHasselt, wants to increase the influx and retention of truck drivers. A toolkit will be developed to […]

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

Rural Parcel Delivery

In the project “Rural Parcel Delivery”, VIL wants to improve efficiency in the delivery of parcels in rural areas. A model of collaboration in geographic clusters with shared cross-docking capacity will be studied and tested to arrive at the most optimal economic and social situation.

status: Running | theme: Last mile | type: Regional

Warehouse 24/7

In the project ‘Warehouse 24/7” VIL aims to develop an overall concept to enable 24/7 deliveries. VIL strives for a better use of the existing private and public infrastructure. At the same time the project aims to provide a solution for the increasing queue times at loading and unloading areas and congestion on the roads.

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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