Digital transformation

Only digitizing existing processes will not be enough to prepare companies for the future. Companies must be on their way to a digital transformation.
Optimal use of data for analysis and forecast, planned implementation with regard for employees and collaboration with partners in new business models are important aspects of a digital corporate strategy that involves all processes. This is the only way to make the most out of new technologies and contribute to a growing and sustainable logistics sector.

Autonomous teams

With this project, VIL is looking for a methodology to successfully implement the concept of self-managing teams in the logistics sector, to date this method was mainly applied in production environments. The implementation and impact of this methodology on a wide range of internal KPIs will be investigated in practice through a pilot project.

status: Starting up | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

VIL Testkit Social Distancing Alarms

As long as there is no vaccine available, social distancing measures will 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 […]

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, wants to increase the influx and retention of truck drivers. A toolkit will be developed to […]

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

Warehouse 24/7

In the project ‘Warehouse 24/7” VIL aims to develop an overall concept to enable 24/7 deliveries. VIL strives for a better use of the existing private and public infrastructure. At the same time the project aims to provide a solution for the increasing queue times at loading and unloading areas and congestion on the roads.

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


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 project ‘AI4Cast’ HOWest, Sirris and VIL are researching how Artificial Intelligence can be implemented for better forecast and planning of supply chains.  

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

Future Proof Warehousing

In the project Future Proof Warehousing VIL aims to offer companies more insight in the possibilities of digitization and automation for more efficient, safe and future proof warehouses. This project will guide companies in making meaningful choices in the transformation of their warehouses in a realistic way. VIL will develop a practical selection tool that […]

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

Smart Driver Pass

In the project ‘Smart Driver Pass’ VIL will design an app for access systems in the logistics sector. The goal is a uniform, remote and contactless system that provides drivers access to company sites in Flanders to load and unload their goods.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | 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: Digital transformation | 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: Digital transformation | 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: 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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