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Accelerating the Path Towards Physical Internet

Objective

Results from a simulation experiment with top retailers Carrefour and Casino in France and their 100 top suppliers moving from actual practice to a “Physical Internet Model” showed a potential economic benefit of 32%, a 60% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a potential of 50% of volume shifted from road to rail.
Accelerating the Path Towards Physical Internet -SENSE- project strategic objective is to accelerate the path towards the Physical Internet (PI), so advanced pilot implementations of the PI concept are well functioning and extended in industry practice by 2030, and hence contributing to at least 30 % reduction in congestion, emissions and energy consumption.
To that end, SENSE aims to increase the level of understanding of PI concept and the opportunities that brings to transport and logistics. By building stronger and wider support of industry, public bodies and research worlds towards the PI we may reach consensus and enable coordinated strategic public and private investments in research and innovation embracing Physical Internet that could lead us to a new much more efficient and sustainable paradigm.
SENSE will: 1) enhance, and stabilize a solid framework for industry, research and public bodies to share advances, barriers, opportunities and best practices regarding Physical Internet implementation, 2) build awareness and raise wide consensus on the Detailed Roadmap towards the Physical Internet developed in the frame of the project, 3) Create The Reference Knowledge Platform so the Physical Internet Community has access to recent developments including: PI implementation cases assessment, industry programs and activities, related start-ups, research and innovation projects, public initiatives and programs and last, but not least, 4) assist and support Industry, European Commission, Member States and Regional Governments in the process of defining high impact research policies to fast track to Physical Internet.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-SingleStage-RTD-MOVE
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ALLIANCE FOR LOGISTICS INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION IN EUROPE
Address
Avenue Jacques Brel 38/0
1200 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 286 362,50

Participants (15)

PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FM LOGISTIC CORPORATE
France
EU contribution
€ 44 687,50
Address
Rue De L Europe Zone Industrielle
57370 Phalsbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING TKI LOGISTIEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 875
Address
Graaf Engelbertlaan 75
4837DS Breda
Activity type
Other
POSTE ITALIANE - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 750
Address
Viale Europa 190
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERPORTO BOLOGNA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 950
Address
Palazzina Doganale Snc Frazione Interporto
40010 Bentivoglio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE LOGISTIEK VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Koninklijkelaan 76
2600 Berchem
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO NACIONAL DE COMPETENCIA EN LOGISTICA INTEGRAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Edificio Nayade , Bloque 5, Calle Bari 55
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Other
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ INSTYTUTLOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 42 375
Address
Ul Estkowskiego 6
61-755 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 36 562,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 42 910
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUHNE LOGISTICS UNIVERSITY GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BLUEGREEN STRATEGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 900
Address
Via Isonzo 59/2
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIT CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 46 875
Address
Via Acciaresi Primo 8
00157 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETZWERK LOGISTIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 35 625
Address
Wolfernstrasse 39
4400 Steyr
Activity type
Other