Optimising the design of learning-work environments in the logistics sector

3 April 2019

NWO makes 2.5 million euros available for the Human Capital programme 'Future of Work'. The programme focuses on multidisciplinary research projects that contribute to new knowledge and insights about how to optimally set up a concrete learning-work environment in the logistics sector. How these environments contribute to the development and adaptability of the (learning) organisation will also be investigated.

People at work in the logistics sector. Image: Monty Rakusen/Alamy Stock Photo

In the logistics sector, in particular, many changes are taking place such as robotisation in warehouses, truck platooning in the transport sector, and intelligent planning systems. What is already known about the mechanisms of individual and collaborative learning? How can organisations learn, develop and adapt? How can an effective learning-work setup be created that supports the learning and development of people and organisations? These generic issues will be made specific in this call by connecting them to Learning Communities and by connecting to the logistics sector. Research is needed to realise new solutions and innovations.

The maximum budget that can be applied for is 0.5 million euros and each application should have at least 20% co-funding. NWO must receive applications by 10 September 2019 at 14:00 hours CE(S)T. More information about the call can be found on the funding page.

The call will be realised within the context of the innovation contract with the Top Sector Logistics, Top Sector Creative Industry and the Social Infrastructure Agenda of the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities.

Matchmaking event 28 May 2019

On Tuesday afternoon, 28 May 2019, a matchmaking event will be held for this programme at a central location in the Netherlands. Researchers from universities as well as partners from the logistics sector and education will be present at this meeting.

Source: NWO