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

Gateway2Britain

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

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

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: Running | 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: Starting up | 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: Starting up | theme: Last mile | type: Regional

Mobile Methanol Utilisation

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

status: Running | 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

OptiPlan

The ‘OptiPlan’ project aims to optimise and make dynamic the planning and delivery processes for pick-ups and deliveries to distribution centres and warehouses. With this project, VIL wants to reduce the number of waiting hours and extra kilometres driven and optimise the operation of the loading and delivery area of distribution centres.  

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

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: Running | 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: Running | theme: Last mile | 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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