26 Marzo 2021@10:30–11:30

Boosting the impact of freight transport and logistics EU funded research supporting competitiveness and addressing the climate challenge


All stakeholders interested in logistics, particularly those who work on sustainability and innovation, are welcome to join the event

For more than two decades EU has invested in research and innovation (R&I) through various Framework Programmes, e.g. FP5 (1998-2002), FP6 (2002-2006), FP7 (2007-2013), and the ongoing HORIZON 2020 (2014 – 2020). This has contributed to the development of the logistics sector through the creation of new companies, implementation of concepts in practice and through science based regulation.

The BOOSTLOG project, a 3 year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, will look into successful implementations of results from EU funded R&I projects and assess the impacts generated. It will also identify gaps and priorities for future funding programmes aimming to boost impact generated from fruture EU funded R&I projects to contribute to EU policy objectives, address societal challenges and increase EU’s competitiveness.

The project will map more than 160 projects funded by FP5, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020, and identify successful implementation cases into the market and regulations and will develop actionable reports on various subjects prioritized by stakeholders. At the launch event, 3 organisations that have successfully implemented outcomes of EU funded projects will present their experiences, demonstrating added value of joining R&I projects.

To mark success of EU funded R&I projects, the BOOSTLOG consortium will launch a series of awards to give to those who have implemented EU funded R&I outcomes. At the launch event, you are invited to join the debate on topics, legible candidates, and selection criteria.

Draft Agenda: 

10:00 – 10:20 Setting the scene: why do we need to boost the impacts of EU funded R&I (Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE)

10:20 – 10:35 Looking for R&I result implementation cases in the market and in the policy fields (Carolina Cipres, Director of Research, ZLC)

10:35 – 11.10  From R&I projects to market implementation: 3 successful examples

11:10 – 11: 25 Interaction session: defining together the “Awards – Innovation in Logistics” (chaired by Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE)

11:25 – 11:40 Identifying gaps in R&I and prioritizing them for future programmes (Andreas Nettsträter, Fraunhofer IML)

11:40 – 12:00 Q&A and Closing remark (Yanying Li, ALICE Head of Programmes and Knowledge Management, ALICE)

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Activities performed in the frame of BOOSTLOG Project, “Boosting impact generation from research and innovation on integrated freight transport and Logistics system”, that has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant No 101006902