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To increase the competitiveness of Flemish logistics companies, VIL focuses on projects with and for companies. Depending on the type of project different funding rates are applicable.



The “OptiPlan” project aims to optimize transport scheduling and delivery processes at distribution centres and warehouses. With this project, VIL wants to reduce the number of waiting hours and additional driven kilometres and ensure that the loading and loading and unloading zones of distribution centres run smoothly.

status: Starting up | theme: Digitalization | type: Regional

Sharing Logistics

The standstill of assets in the logistic sector is very costly. The amount of assets and services that are not 100 % utilized during the entire day is endless. With the project ‘Sharing Logistics’, VIL is striving towards a more efficient occupancy rate of these logistic assets through building a web platform and by matching the supply to the demand.

status: Starting up | theme: Sustainability | type: Regional

Digital Gateway 2 Government

The project Digital Gateway 2 Government aims to design IT systems that contribute to more fluent digital communication between companies in the gateways involved in import and export processes , on one hand, and, the relevant government services on the other hand.

status: Running | theme: Digitalization | type: Regional

Trailer on Barge Shuttle

The VIL project ‘Trailer on Barge Shuttle’ aims to provide an innovative alternative in congestion sensitive areas in Flanders by shuttling empty and/or loaded trailers by barge over relatively short distances by means of a ro-ro (roll on – roll off) concept.

status: Starting up | theme: Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional

PaaS (Product as a Service) Logistics

In order to achieve a true circular economy, our way of consuming has to change drastically: from a consumption economy to a use economy. VIL is starting the project ‘PaaS (Product as a Service) Logistics’ to research the logistic possibilities of a service oriented model.

status: Starting up | theme: Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional

AR-VR Training for Logistics

AR (Augmented Reality) & VR (Virtual Reality) are disruptive technologies that are transforming the way we communicate and cooperate with each other. VIL is starting a project that analyzes the possibilities of these technologies for logistic trainings.

status: Running | theme: Digitalization | type: Regional


Loading and unloading trucks is a time-consuming process that is mostly carried out manually. Truck drivers spend a significant amount of time every year waiting at warehouses to load and unload. For shippers these processes are seen as a necessary evil. VIL is working out the project ‘OptiCharge’ to see how automation can make loading and unloading more efficient.

status: Running | theme: Digitalization | type: Regional

Healthcare hubs

Hospitals and health facilities have limited insight in logistic costs. Logistics is no core business for health institutions, but that doesn’t make it less important. The pressure on the budgets, strict regulations and changing medical needs of the patients make it necessary  to reorganize health logistics.  In the project ‘Zorghubs’ (Healthcare hubs) VIL is researching the possibilities of healthcare hubs, central spaces where logistic activities of multiple health care institutions are consolidated and optimized.

status: Running | theme: Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional


Log!Ville is the name of VIL’s future logistics demonstration centre in the Science Park in Niel (Antwerp). Log!Ville will be a landmark experience centre that focuses on logistics in its totality. The demonstration centre will be situated at the entry of the Science Park and will cover more that 2.500 m².

status: Running | theme: Digitalization | type: European

R!sult (Responsive Sustainable Urban Logistics)

Local authorities are trying to maintain the liveability in the city centres. Cities in Flanders are growing and traffic congestion is a continuously growing problem. The increasing number of deliveries can been seen as one of the causes. In the project ‘R!sult” VIL is researching an integrated solution for city deliveries.

status: Running | theme: Digitalization, Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional

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