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.


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 have researched how Artificial Intelligence can be implemented for better forecast and planning of supply chains.  

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

Future Proof Warehousing

In the project Future Proof Warehousing VIL offers companies more insight in the possibilities of digitization and automation for more efficient, safe and future proof warehouses. The Future Proof Warehousing tool guides companies in making meaningful choices in the transformation of their warehouses in a realistic way. The tool shows the potential and conditions of […]

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

Smart Driver Pass

With Smart Driver Pass (SDP), VIL offers a widely deployable, fully digital and fraud-free solution for access control at logistics sites.

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

ICT paradox

This project deals with the ICT paradox in Flanders. A highly developed ICT industry is present in our region. Yet a lot of companies experience difficulties in getting an overview of this fast evolving environment and in setting clear goals to make their digital transformation tangible and feasible. Moreover, the ICT industry is often not involved with digital transformation initiatives.

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

SCOPE: Strategic Competence Forecast for Logistics

Technological evolutions impact what current and future logistic employees should be able to do and know. A competence forcast clarifies the expected shifts, which allows to anticipate and suggest adjustments on education.

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

Exoskeletons for Logistics

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

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


Log!Ville is the landmark innovation centre for the logistics ecosystem.

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains, Hinterland Connection | type: European

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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