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).

Overview projects - VIL

Rural Parcel Delivery

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

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

Warehouse 24/7

In the project Warehouse 24/7 VIL has developed an overall concept to enable 24/7 deliveries.

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


The Horizon 2020 project ULaaDS aims to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of new ‘zero-emission’ solutions for urban logistics. The focus is on the logistic challenges due to the on-demand economy. ULaaDS will contribute to ‘zero-emission’ city logistics in the European Union in 2030.

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


The Horizon 2020 project TOKEN researches the added value of the use of “Distributed Ledger Technologies” (DLT) – like blockchain – in the public sector. Aspects of urban logistics, like smart loading and unloading areas and locations for mobile delivery points, will be part of this project.

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


In the intercluster project Re2Live VIL cooperates with Sirris, SIM, VITO, Flux50 and VUB to research how companies in Flanders can respond to the opportunities of the growing market of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles. Recycling these batteries offers both challenges and opportunities for the Flemish industry and logistics sector.  

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


In the project Logigrid, spearheadclusters VIL and Flux50 will collaboratively research how Smart Microgrids can contribute to the electrification of the Flemish logistics sector and its transition to renewable energy.

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


In this project ‘Hydrolog’, VIL will research the opportunities of the use of hydrogen for internal means of transport. The development of a business model in which several companies will be supplied by a mutual mobile hydrogen filling station, VIL aims to facilitate the transition to cost-efficient use of hydrogen.

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


In the project ‘AI4Cast’ HOWest, Sirris and VIL have researched how Artificial Intelligence can be implemented for better forecast and planning of supply chains.  

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

Logistics Sustainability Index

The LSI is the first index that provides insight into the general sustainability performance of a company’s logistic activities.  This yearly index is a powerful instrument to calculate a sustainability score, based on defined criteria. 

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

Future Proof Warehousing

In the project Future Proof Warehousing VIL offers companies more insight in the possibilities of digitization and automation for more efficient, safe and future proof warehouses. The Future Proof Warehousing tool guides companies in making meaningful choices in the transformation of their warehouses in a realistic way. The tool shows the potential and conditions of […]

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

Smart Driver Pass

With Smart Driver Pass (SDP), VIL offers a widely deployable, fully digital and fraud-free solution for access control at logistics sites.

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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