ALICE Logistics Innovation Award on Logistic Nodes Announced!
Friday, November 4th, 2022
The Award Selection Committee has chosen the winners of the third ALICE Logistics Innovation Award, dedicated to Logistic Nodes. The Selection Committee has decided to give awards to four categories: Gold Award; Award for disruptive technology; Award for market impact; Award for sustainability
The gold award was given to CircleGroupfor Port Rail Shunting Optimization Tool. The committee decided to give the award because it has high potential to increase share of railways in logistics, thus promoting modal shift and creating notable impacts such as driving down the operation costs, increasing operation efficiency, reducing congestion in logistics nodes as well as increasing sustainability; it is valid for all types of logistics nodes to support multimodal nodes.
The Award for market impactwas given to Nallian and AirCargo Belgium for Slot Booking App. The committee decided to give the award because it has a high potential for scalability and has already created impacts through implementations in several airports in Europe and beyond
The Award for disruptive technology was given to Ericsson for 5G Port of the Future. The committee decided to give the award because it is highly innovative, using cutting-edge technology in this field and inspiring for using new technologies to improve efficiency of logistics nodes.
The Award for sustainability was given to the The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) for Port Environmental Index (PEI). The committee decided to give the award because this tool supports logistics nodes to sustainability transition toward zero emissions, raising awareness for sustainability and climate action
The ALICE Logistics Innovation awards were organized in the framework of the BOOSTLOG project, aiming to recognize those companies and organizations that have successfully managed to transform knowledge generated in R&I–funded projects into innovations in the market, transformative changes in society and markets or implemented effectively as part of policies and policy guides.
The Selection Committee consists of five highly experienced experts:
Salvador Furió Pruñonosa, Innovation & Port Cluster Develop. Director at Valencia Port Foundation (chair of the session)
Kris Neyens, Manager of Internationalisation at VIL Flanders Innovation Cluster
Giuseppe Dall’Asta, Managing Director at Interporto Bologna SpA
Lamia Kerdjoudj, Secretary General at FEPORT
Elvina Nowak, Project Manager at ALICE
Evaluation for the ALICE Logistics Innovation Award is based on three criteria: Impact on Nodes, Society and Market, Scalability and growth potential and Innovation.