Apr 04, 2019

Collaborative Innovation Day: Logistics Information Spaces: From Data to Value

Friday, February 15th, 2019

ALICE together with ERTICO are organising this one-day Collaborative Innovation Day –  that will take place on 4th of April 2019 at Blue Tower (1st Floor), Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. We advise registered participants to go directly to the 1st Floor of the building were the event will take place.

Enterprises and authorities are operating within global and complex supply and logistics networks that increasingly rely on data exchange to optimize and synchronize their processes. Freight Transport and Logistics is a fragmented industry with great involvement of SMEs that require simple, ready-to-use solutions since they lack enough knowledge and investment capital. Managing data has been a key research topic for more than a decade and it is indeed nowadays a significant success factor for logistics companies. Data platforms[1] are important enablers to achieve seamless information sharing to build efficient end to end logistics operations as well as the creation of data markets[2]. By means of data analysis, companies can optimise both their own and their customers‘ supply chain to build interconnected logistics networks (i.e. the physical Internet)

The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum, DTLF (http://www.dtlf.eu/) aims to build a common vision and road map towards a federative platform in Europe, where existing data markets and platforms are interoperable and operate as one towards enterprises and authorities. For ALICE, this is the digital backbone of the Physical Internet.

In this Collaborative Innovation Day, we will share experiences and knowledge on industry & public initiatives, research and innovation projects in the field. We will revisit priorities included in ALICE roadmap on Information Systems for Interconnected Logistics and the conclusions of the Digitalization Collaborative Innovation Day in 2017.

Download the Agenda of the CID

This topic calls for Collaborative Innovation so it can be addressed from users, authorities, transport and technology development perspectives to speed up opportunities’ valorisation. Following the success and outcomes of previous editions, the objectives of this Collaborative Innovation Day (CID) are:

  • Bring a review of what has been achieved by data market and – platform providers and present their future visions and plans. Provide an overview of (public funded) projects and initiatives.
  • Introduce the policy perspective both at EU – and national, Member State level. In particular, get an overview of the DTLF outcomes and future plans.
  • Present the business perspective by introducing the various challenges for supply and logistics enterprises.
  • Share and discuss achievements, challenges and opportunities for industry in the short and medium term.
  • Discuss and agree on next steps and further research and innovation needs as well as topics that are already addressed enough.

Questions addressed:

  • What are the barriers to data sharing? are they technical (i.e. systems integration and communication), organizational, economical (value for logistics & supply chain underestimated) or cultural?
  • How the DTLF initiative to create a federative platform of platforms will help business and authorities to improve data sharing? Who should drive the development of this collaboration amongst data markets and platforms, what would be the role of EC, Member States authorities, supply and logistics enterprises and data market/-platform/technology providers?
  • What is the role of data sovereignty to enable and build trust for data sharing?
  • Which is the actual implementation and use of data sharing platforms & ecosystems? Which are the most successful cases? How has trust been built in those cases?
  • How are logistics data markets created? How to easily pool platforms, ecosystems, applications and services? Which are the expected developments in the field? Which are the governance models?

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The Collaboratibve Innovation Day is Sold out! Registration is closed.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact ALICE at Info | Alice info@etp-logistics.eu. You will be kept in waiting list and registration confirmed upon additional seats are available or free up!

[1] Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (http://www.dtlf.eu/)

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/final-results-european-data-market-study-measuring-size-and-trends-eu-data-economy

Activities performed with the support of SENSE “Accelerating the Path Towards the Physical Internet”. The SENSE project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 769967.

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