Thursday, May 4th, 2023
ALICE aims to facilitate value and impact creation out of research implementation through practical freight and logistics innovations addressing societal challenges.
From a common effort of ALICE Supply Network Coordination and Collaboration Thematic Group & ALICE secretariat a position paper on ‘going beyond TRL and pathways to create impact from R&I projects’ flourished
Download paper Beyond TRL position paper Michael Archer.
The paper rooted in past activities of the BOOSTLOG project, was presented by Michael Archer (ALICE TG4 chair) at the BOOSTLOG Logistics Innovation Day last 5 July 2022. The document digs deeper into one of the points highlighted in the Call for action and in the session on the 15th of March 2023.
Hereafter some key passages from the document:
One of the first important conclusions we have reached is the need to recognize the complexity and gap between what is asked out of EU funded R&I projects (i.e. propose and prove that solutions work) and what is expected (i.e. solutions that are creating impact in the market and society).
In ALICE view, to fulfil this expectations a deeper thought should be given and give the projects (mainly Innovation Actions) the mandate/possibility to work on assessing the other readiness aspects and the pathways towards impact and/or have additional instruments to address this creating the appropriate synergies and instruments towards innovations scale up and adoption. To do that, the framework needs to be further discussed and developed.
Heavy duty road freight transport decarbonization for instance, is an area in which these interdependencies need to be addressed to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. This requires the involvement of main stakeholders and require a broader view towards adoption and scalability of solutions.
|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