Nov 06, 2018

Collaborative Innovation Day “New Global Routes: One Belt One Road Initiative & TEN-T”

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

New global routes for trade and freight transport are being explored worldwide. These include the One Belt One Road supported by a gigantic Chinese investment programme. In this Collaborative Innovation Day, we will share experiences and knowledge on these new routes, the challenges and opportunities for European Companies and the potential impact for freight transport in Europe. Moreover, we will discuss to what extent, these new routes could have an impact in the way the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) is planned and which kind of technical improvements and upgrades would be needed to maximize the benefit.

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

  • Share an overview of the state of play of New Global Routes implications on trade and European transport.
  • Share and discuss achievements, challenges and opportunities addressed by new and ongoing projects/initiatives and start-ups in the field.
  • Discuss and agree on next steps and research and innovation needs.

Questions addressed:

  • Which is the effect of the development of these new routes on trans-continental freight modal split?
  • To what extend these routes may impact global trade?
  • Which are the most prominent use cases for European Industries.
  • Do we need additional interfaces between the new overland routes and the EU internal transport networks / corridors?
  • How technology will increase performance and services over these routes?
  • What is needed in terms of Research and Innovation to get the best out of the new global routes?

ALICE together with ICCS and the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport are organising this one-day Collaborative Innovation Day – “New Global Routes: One Belt One Road Initiative & TEN-T” that will take place on 6th of November 2018 at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport,  Anastaseos 2, Cholargos, 156 69, Greece.

The event will include very prominent speakers from the European Commission (DG-MOVE), Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Ports of Valencia and Antwerp, JUSDA, COSCO, Shift2Rail, Duisport, Zjifa, EVERIS, CIRCLE and UPV. It will also benefit from the support and presence from a number of domestic players in the Greek supply chain, large logistics corporations, public and non-governmental organizations such as the NTUA and University of Piraeus, Piraeus Municipality, PEARL Rail operator and many more.



If you wish to have an active contribution, present your start-up, project or initiative in a poster session before and during the lunch break please contact us ( or inform us through the registration form by 11th of October. Your active participation is encouraged!.

Registration Form

(open until 2nd of November)

Travel and accomodation information


Activities performed in the frame 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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