Call for Sustainable Living Labs in Logistics now open

Deadline for development grants for consortium formation is 27 March 2018

30 January 2018

NWO publishes today the call for the development of consortia with which living labs in logistics can be started. The call has been written by TKI Dinalog, NWO, Taskforce for Applied Research (NRPO SIA) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management in collaboration with the Top Sectors Energy and Water & Maritime. This call is a first step in encouraging research in real-life environments. On the afternoon of Tuesday 6 March 2018, a matchmaking event will be held in Utrecht.

The aim of this call is to stimulate the formation of viable consortia that will test and implement new solutions in a controlled real-life environment. In this programme, the focus will be on themes in which societal and scientific challenges and practical relevance are brought together, such as sustainability, implementation of new technology and urban accessibility. Living labs must be well embedded in everyday practice and contribute to fundamental knowledge development, practice-oriented research, and to the development of new tools and applications. The deadline for submitting an application will probably be at the end of March 2018. In the second phase, applications can be submitted for setting up and realising research in the living labs. Details about this second phase will be published during the course of the year.

The structural facilities for collecting research information and data can also be a part of the real-life environment that is established. The agreements can also include issues such as confidentiality, protection of privacy and the publishability of results. To ensure that the living labs result in responsible innovations that are supported by society, research will also be done into the ethical and societal aspect of these technological innovations. NWO has developed the responsible innovation approach for this. This forms an integral part of the research into the Living Labs in this call.

Matchmaking 6 March 2018 in Utrecht

March 6 NWO organises in collaboration with TKI Dinalog a matchmaking event for this first step of the call Sustainable Living Labs. This event will take place in Utrecht and starts at 13.00 hours. The aim of this matchmaking event is to inform participants about the call for development grants for consortium formation and to stimulate consortium forming.

If you are interested in participating in the matchmaking event, you can sign up here. If you have an idea for a Sustainable Living Lab or you want to present an issue you encounter in the daily practice of your organization, please sign up for a pitch. With this pitch during the event you can present your issue and make a first step towards collaboration. You can assign for a pitch in the registration form.

More information

Information about the call and submitting an application can be found on our website.

Source: NWO