European Projects

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Logistics Emissions Accounting & Reduction Network 'LEARN'

Businesses that measure their emissions have the opportunity to make well-considered decisions leading to improved efficiency and reduced emissions. The Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN) empowers business to reduce their carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chains. Through improved logistics emissions measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) the LEARN project

- supports companies through guidance, training & education, and a blueprint for a label

- together with companies tests and validates the practical applicability of emissions MRV and a label in complex multi-modal logistics settings

- develops and involves a multi-stakeholder network to maximize business uptake of carbon accounting and reduction.

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Industrial Scenarios for Connected Factories – Connected Factories

The ‘Digitisation of manufacturing’, including concepts like Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), connects people, devices, machines, and enterprises like never before. It's a paradigm shift that transforms industry in such a strong way that it is considered as the 4th industrial revolution (Industrie 4.0). For many years, companies and research organisations have been addressing the related challenges and opportunities both at national and European level (through the Factories of the Future PPP and related activities). Building upon these activities and a consolidated expert network, the ConnectedFactories project will establish and maintain a structured overview of available and upcoming technological approaches and best practices needed for mastering this paradigm shift. Present and future needs and challenges of the manufacturing industries will be identified in order to characterise possible scenarios of how digital platforms will enable the digital integration and interoperability of manufacturing systems and processes.

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Big Data will have a profound economic and societal impact in the mobility and logistics sector, which is one of the most important industries in the world contributing to approximately 15% of GDP. For this sector, Big Data is expected to lead to 500 billion USD in value worldwide in time and fuel savings as well as savings of 380 megatons CO2. However, today only 19 % of EU mobility and logistics companies employ Big Data solutions as part of value creation and business processes.

The TransformingTransport project demonstrates the transformations of the mobility and logistics market through Big Data. It validates the technical and economic viability of Big Data that helps to transform transport processes and services towards significantly increased operational efficiency, deliver improved customer experience, and foster new business models. TransformingTransport will address seven pilot domains of major importance for the mobility and logistics sector in Europe and covering different modes.

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Safe human-robot interaction in logistic applications for highly flexible warehouses – SafeLog

When it comes to automation, safety is always a key factor. To ensure that no human comes to harm by machinery, nowadays there are two concepts. The easiest way is to keep humans completely separated from automated area by safety measures such as laser barriers or light or solid fences. Whenever this safety barrier is interrupted, the complete system, or parts of it, are shut down, stopping the operation of the system. Especially in logistics operations such a concept is neither desirable and nor even feasible. Thus, the vision of Warehouse Co-workers becomes more and more important to advance automation as an assistant system to the human worker.

The vision of the SafeLog project is to develop a large-scale flexible warehouse system which enables a safe and efficient collaboration of human and AGVs with heterogeneous skillsets in the same area and at the same time.

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Protecting Maritime Supply Chain IT Infrastructure – MITIGATE

The main goal of MITIGATE is to realize a radical shift in risk management methodologies for the maritime sector towards a collaborative evidence-driven Maritime Supply Chain Risk Assessment approach alleviating the current limitations of risk management frameworks. To this end, the project will integrate, validate, and commercially exploit an effective, collaborative, standards-based risk management system for port’s Critical Information Infrastructures, which shall consider all threats arising from the supply chain, including threats associated with portCIIs interdependencies and associated cascading effects.

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Strengthening European Transport Research and Innovation Strategies – SETRIS

The SETRIS Project brings together five Transport European Technology Platforms (ETPs) – road, rail, air, water and logistics – and a variety of their members as partners within one single initiative to develop a framework for long-term cooperation supporting new approaches to research and innovation strategies. This cooperation will help facilitating the delivery of a truly integrated transport system and defining comprehensive, credible, and realistic implementation plans for joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas.