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

Safe Warehouse

In the project Safe Warehouse VIL has researched how the security of employees on logistics sites can be increased, using technological solutions. 

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

RPA Databots

In the project RPA Databots VIL has developed 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: Closed | 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: Closed | 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, has developed an app to increase the attractiveness of the profession and to ensure a better […]

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

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

ULaaDS

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

TOKEN

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

Re2Live

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

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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