Mar 01, 2023

Help to identify priorities in R&I in the logistics sector: join the in-person workshop on 1st March, Brussels

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

For all stakeholders interested in R&I in freight transport and logistics

9:30 – 15:00 (CET) Wednesday, March 1st 2023

BluePoint, Bd Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels 

The BOOSTLOG project, a 3-year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, is supporting European Commissions to identifying R&I priorities that will be used to provide inputs for various programmes including the ongoing Horizon Europe. The BOOSTLOG consortium has delivered the first version of recommendations on future programmes last year. We would like to invite you to join the workshop to work together to form recommendations for next programmes and calls.

The workshop will consider of keynote presentations and group discussions. All participates will be assigned to three groups. Each group will be chaired by a rapporteur in order to carry out deeper discussions to form recommendations. Results of the workshops will be used to provide inputs for BOOSTLOG deliverables and ALICE recommendations to EC and member states’ national funding programmes.


9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introduction, by Sergio Barbarino, Vice Chair of ALICE/ Senior Director – Research Fellow Fabric & Home Care Open Innovation, Home Care Process, Procter & Gamble Services Company (presentation)

9:45 – 10:00 Keynote speech 1: Horizon Europe Programme evaluation and strategic planning: Ongoing processes to define 2025-2027 priorities and beyond, by Paola Chiarini, European Commission DG MOVE (presentation)

10:00 – 10:15 Keynote speech 2: Reshaping supply chains for positive social impact, by Carolina Cipres, ZLC (presentation)

10:15 – 11:15 Group discussion part I: Collection and clustering of trends, technologies, and concepts in three groups

11:15 – 12:15 Group discussion part II: Collection and clustering of trends, technologies, and concepts in three groups

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15 Group discussion part III: Collection and clustering of trends, technologies, and concepts in three groups

14:15: – 14:45 Reports from group discussions, by Bas van Bree (DINALOG), Andreas Nettsträter (Fraunhofer IML) and Kris Neyens (VIL)

14:45 – 15:00 Closing remark by Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE


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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

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