SENSE project: Accelerating the path towards Physical Internet Kicked-off

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The Physical Internet is a concept envisioning an open logistics system which pursues physical, digital and operational interconnectivity trough clustering data, interfaces, protocols. SENSE project coordinated by ALICE aims to define a Roadmap to the Physical Internet translating the academic vision into practical steps that need to be taken to build the Physical Internet. The Physical Internet is expected to bring efficiency, agility and resilience to the logistics networks by creating seamless interconnectivity and in particular to boost co-modal transport services on a European level, within a well synchronized, intelligent and seamless network, and thereby give optimal support to supply chains.


    • To reach a broad consensus about the Physical Internet and the road map
    • To build a strong methodology to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Physical Internet
    • To establish a Physical Internet knowledge platform
    • To achieve a better alignment between stakeholders (EU members states, the European Commission, etc.) and to promote a stronger cooperation with P.I.-initiatives in the U.S. and Asia.


  • ETP – Alice: Alliance for logistics innovation through collaboration in Europe: coordinator
  • Procter & Gamble Services Company NV
  • FM Logistic Corporate
  • Stichting TKI Logistiek – DINALOG
  • Poste Italiane – Societa per Azione
  • Interporto Bologna spa
  • Fraunhofer IML
  • Centro Nacional de Competencia en Logistica Integral
  • Instytut Logistuki i Magazynowania (ILIM)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Association pour la recherche et le développement des méthodes et processus industriels
  • Kuhne Logistics University GmbH
  • Bluegreen Strategy Srl
  • FIT Consulting Srl
  • Netzwerk Logistik Austria
  • VIL vzw

The website of the European Technology Platform (ETP) ALICE provides more information about this project and results:

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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