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

ATMP Logistics

In the pharmaceutical sector, a streamlined process from A to Z is the key to success, especially in the case of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP). The logistics of this distinct group of medicines is complex because of the specific requirements regarding temperature, reliability and traceability. With the ATMP Logistics project, VIL aims to provide […]

status: Closed | theme: Hinterland Connection, Last mile | type: Regional

Smart Vision

With the Smart Vision project, VIL wants the Flemish logistics sector to gain practical experience with the new generation of vision technology and application software. How can they increase the productivity and efficiency of logistics operations? How can they create added value in practice, also in SME companies?

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

Florlog

In this project, VIL will develop an innovative, digitized, logistics collaboration model that gives the Flemish ornamental plant sector a strong chance of having a viable business model for the future.

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

Mobile Methanol Utilisation

In the project ‘Mobile Methanol Utilisation (MMU)’, VIL and UGent have researched what role green methanol can play in making ‘heavy duty’ logistics more sustainable.

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

Stargate

Brussels Airport’s Stargate project will be working with a consortium of 21 partners, including VIL, to make aviation and airports greener and more sustainable. Stargate includes building a biofuel blending installation at the airport, electric ground handling material and testing a new innovation that will make engine test runs much quieter.

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

PILL: Physical Internet Living Lab

The cSBO project PILL, executed by VIL imec and MOBI VUB, aims to make logistical processes more efficient, reliable, flexible and sustainable, using the Physical Internet. The project will build a prototype of the IT system which will allow the ports to be a part of the Physical Internet.

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

Logibat

Road freight transport is moving towards a zero-emission future. In Logibat, VIL will investigate what the operational and economic conditions are to make battery-electric transport feasible and what the requirements are to roll out a nationwide charging network.

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

Cool & Fresh Delivery

In this project, VIL and Flanders’ FOOD investigate how e-commerce companies can best tackle the logistics of fresh refrigerated food products with an eye on food safety, sustainability and affordability.

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

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: Closed | 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: Closed | 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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