Four research projects awarded funding within Integrator

20 December 2018

Within the Integrator (Logistics as enabler for enhancing society) call four projects have been awarded funding. The projects concern the use of platooning in freight transport, logistical innovation within extramural care, service logistics concepts for operational and maintenance planning in the offshore energy industry, and the development of service logistics control towers in the maritime setting.

The programme Integrator is an initiative of the Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Logistics, a collaboration between Dinalog, NWO and TNO. In this call, researchers could apply for funding for projects that fit within the agenda of the Top Sector Logistics. In this round, four proposals were awarded funding. The funding has been made available by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Awarded projects

In alphabetical order of applicant:

MAritime Remote CONtrol tower for service logistics Innovation (MARCONI)
MARCONI focuses on the development of service logistic control towers, in a maritime setting, in which several supply chain players participate. MARCONI develops decision support models that integrate the planning of operations, maintenance and resources, and will design the control tower from a business and information management perspective.

Applicant: Prof. G.J.J.A.N. van Houtum (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Coordination: Eindhoven University of Technology
Partners: University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University, Netherlands Defence Academy, Boskalis, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Gordian Logistic Experts BV, RH Marine Netherlands BV, Royal Netherlands Navy, Thales Nederland BV

Ursa Major neo Connected Truck Trials
This project will bring the first real-life truck platoon trial on the road in the Netherlands. We want to learn the following from this trial: what is the impact of ACC driving and C-ACC platooning on professional drivers, how much fuel can be saved, and what is the logistics business case?

Applicant: G.R. Janssen MSc (TNO)
Coordination: TNO
Partners: De RijkeTrucking BV, Overbeek BV, Getru Koeltransport BV, GVT Group of Logistics, Van der Slot Transport, Starmans Transporten, DHL Supply Chain

Unburden extramural care with smart logistics
The healthcare sector needs innovations from the logistics sector to overcome rising costs and a shortage of care professionals while also supporting its extramural transition. The central question is: how can improved logistics contribute to improving the functioning of home-residing clients?

Applicant: R.W. Poulus MSc (TNO)
Coordination: TNO Den Haag, University of Groningen
Partners: Stichting LucrumDuurzaamGebouw BV, Essity Netherlands BV, Faros Groep, Renewi Nederland BV, Vegro Verpleegartikelen BV, Carel Lurvink, LIPS+, Rivas Zorggroep, IFC BV, Lyreco Nederland BV, Veenman Drukkers, Scholten Medische Groep, Huuskes BV, HumbleBuildings BV

Service Logistics for Offshore Energy Production (SLOEP)
SLOEP develops innovative and effective offshore service logistics concepts for operating and maintaining complex assets in the offshore energy industry, along with contracts to support the collaboration of wind, oil and gas companies. The comparative performance of concepts developed will be tested based on long-term energy transition scenarios for 2030 and 2050.

Applicant: Prof. R.H. Teunter (University of Groningen)
Coordination: University of Groningen
Partners: Groningen Seaports, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM), ORTEC Consulting, Peterson Den Helder BV, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy BV

About this call

The aim of the Integrator call was to fund high-quality, innovative research with a transdisciplinary international orientation that is focused on top sector overarching themes. The research projects awarded funding will contribute to the ambitions of the Top Sector Logistics with respect to the themes accessibility, liveability and competitive strength. In addition, the research must contribute to the ambitions of at least one other top sector.

About TKI Dinalog

The Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Logistics (TKI Dinalog) aims to systematically promote and implement private-public cooperation in the field of research in the Top Sector Logistics. This concerns innovation through fundamental and applied research and the valorisation and dissemination of knowledge, experience and results. Dinalog, NWO and TNO have joined forces in the Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) to boost innovation in the Top Sector Logistics. The Top Sector Logistics consists of representatives from the "golden triangle" of government, industry and knowledge institutions.

Source: NWO