How to Join

Shape the future of logistics with ALICE: join the European Technology Platform ALICE and steer innovation in logistics and supply chain management in Europe.

Why become an ALICE member?

  • Become an active Member of the European logistics innovation ecosystem.
  • Be at the forefront of industry innovation: Participate in Thematic Groups (TGs) and General Assemblies, and contribute to research and innovation in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Lead and witness cutting-edge innovations: Make your needs and challenges known to industry researchers and innovators in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Influence EU programmes: Support and assist the European Commission in defining impactful EU co-funded programmes like Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. 
  • Regulatory development: Have a role in developing regulatory requirements needed for innovation implementation
  • Collaborative network: Join a network for interdisciplinary research involving industry, academia, and public institutions; and engage with peers in sustainability, research, innovation, and public affairs.
  • Exclusive benefits:
    • Get access to the ALICE Knowledge Hub with over 150 projects.
    • Attend ALICE events (20+ online and 3-4 in-person per year) and get exposure to cutting-edge innovations.

How to become an ALICE Member?

To join ALICE, organizations will need to comply with ALICE Statutes and Terms of Reference.

Follow these steps to apply for membership:

ALICE Thematic Groups (TGs)

Members can join thematic groups to discuss and agree on research and innovation needs, define actions, and contribute to the implementation of ALICE roadmaps. The current TGs include:

TGs members are expected to participate in TG activities. Online web-meetings and webinars are mostly used whenever possible to develop the activities. Additionally, face to face meetings (1 per year max) in a European city: London, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam or similar could take place. TG members may review and contribute to the documents generated by the ETP, specifically the research and innovation roadmaps and the research and innovation topic recommendations presented to the European Commission in preparation for Horizon 2020 calls and programmes such as Horion Europe.

If your decisión on joining one thematic group is still not clear for you after going through this information then you may fill in ALICE membership application form first, then we can exchange directly and decide which Thematic Group/s fit(s) better the interest and expertise you will bring.

Members annual membership fee:

Industry members (1) (footnote with special conditions for new companies/Start-Ups)
  •    Companies with less than 250 employees and less than € 50 million turnover
€ 1.500
  •    Companies with less than 1,000 employees and less than € 250 million turnover
€ 3.000
  •    Companies with more than 1,000 employees and more than € 250 million turnover.
€ 4.500
Research Members (2) 
  • Universities
€ 1.500
  • Research institutes with less than 250 employees
€ 1.500
  • Research institutes with more than 250 employees
€ 3.500
European Related Industry Associations (3)€ 1.000

Other Members
  • National and regional Technology Platforms and other Associations
€ 1.500
  • Clusters
€ 1.500
  • Non-governmental organisations
€ 1.500
  • Other stakeholders
€ 1.500

(1) For new companies and start-ups, 60, 40 and 20% reductions of the fee are applied in the first 3 years of membership. It is applicable for companies with less than 3 years old. Send justification together with the form.

(2) Since ALICE is industry-driven, universities and non-applied research institutes are required to get an endorsement letter by an ALICE industry member. Technology and applied research institutes and centers do not require this endorsement.
(3) European Related Industry Associations need to be interested in research and innovation on logistics. They need to represent the interest of a particular sector towards European Institutions and either be a federation of national associations or have a representation of most of the EU Member States. European Related Industry Associations that do not receive funding from EU Research Programmes (i.e. Horizon 2020 and future Horizon Europe) are exempted of paying the membership fee.