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


Blockchain in Supply Chains

With this project VIL is looking for the added value of blockchain technology in logistic applications. The focus of this project will be sectors where a safe supply chain is a high priority, like the food, chemical and life science sector. VIL will also examine how blockchain relates to other track & trace solutions in these sectors.

status: Running | thema: Digitalization | type: Regional

Logistics Sustainability Index (LSI)

Sustainability is much more than the reduction of CO2. Sustainable logistics deals with energy, infrastructure and raw materials responsibly and uses them in a way that logistics today doesn’t place a burden on our future society. With the project ‘Logistics Sustainability Index’ (LSI) VIL wishes to extend a powerful model that provides insight into the general sustainability performance of a company’s logistic activities.

status: Running | thema: Sustainability | type: Regional

Exoskeletons for Logistics

With this project VIL wants to examine how the new generation of exoskeletons can be used for manuel activities in the logistics sector. The objective is to reduce physical strain for employees and to increase productivity of repetitive tasks and heavy lifting.

status: Running | thema: Digitalization | type: Regional


The sharing economy is undeniably on the rise and will become an important part of the economy. With the project Cambion VIL wants to investigate if the principle of car sharing is applicable in the logistics sector, as so called ‘fleet sharing’. Are companies able and willing to share their vehicles that are not being used at that moment, to reduce costs and generate extra turnover? This project focusses on own transport as well as subcontract transport.

status: In preparation | thema: Sustainability | type: Regional

Cilotex (Circular Logistics for the textile industry)

The fabric industry is the second largest pollutant in the world, after the oil industry. In addition, 80 % of all fabric ends up as waste. The VIL project Cilotex (Circular Logistics for the Textile industry) aims to analyze the logistics possibilities to stimulate the circular economy for the textile industry. This project focusses on coton and polyester clothing.

status: Running | thema: Sustainability | type: Regional

Polluted Packaging Logistics

Many companies experience problems with the logistics and processing of polluted packages, like barrels that have contained chemicals, paint, adhesives, detergents and oils. With the project Polluted Packaging Logistics VIL will research if these packages can be collected and processed more efficiently and if they could even be recycled or reused.

status: Running | thema: Sustainability | type: Regional

Omni Tactics

Companies who want to evolve from single-/multichannel to omnichannel retailers are facing major challenges. A retailer must determine through which channels and which delivery options he prefers to offer his products to his customers. This abundance of options gives a chance for a higher service and turnover, but also impacts the costs. With its project ‘Omni Tactics’ VIL aims to support companies, especially SME’s, to proactively determine the cost-to-serve of their omnichannel choices.

status: Running | thema: Omni-channel | type: Regional

Empty Logistics

The use of glass bottles for beverages remains popular in Belgium. The costs of sorting out, transporting and storing these empty bottles is not to be neglected and often not very transparent. In this project VIL aims to analyse and reduce these non-value adding costs.

status: Closed | thema: Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional


Self-driving electric vehicles: they’re already undergoing thorough testing for passenger transport. Can these self-driving vehicles also be used to carry goods in logistics operations, specifically in the context of urban logistics? This futuristic project begins by setting out the requirements.

status: Closed | thema: Digitalization | type: Regional

Intello City

Due to the continuous rise of e-commerce and growing urbanisation, demand for efficient urban logistics is higher than ever (more home deliveries, more delivery locations, more returns, shorter delivery periods, etc.). How can the Internet of Things also help make logistics more efficient in the city?

status: Running | thema: Digitalization | type: Regional

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