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Smart Urban Freight SolutIONs

Objective

The SMARTFUSION public-private partnership (PPP) will build upon existing urban freight development strategies of three demonstration regions and to demonstrate smart urban freight solutions on co-operative and sustainable city distribution in urban interurban supply chains. Leading idea is to introduce the concept of the European Green Car Initiative in the last mile operations, introduce innovative technology developments in the field of urban freight planning, vehicle technology and urban inter urban transhipment and to develop comprehensive and transferable impact assessment models for smart urban freight solutions. The main objectives can be summarized as follows:
• to enhance the innovation process at urban-interurban interfaces,
• to demonstrate and evaluate the technical and logistical feasibility of introducing electric vehicles and the second generation of hybrid truck technology into existing business supply chains and to apply these vehicle technologies in conjunction with information technology, operational, managerial and regulatory innovations including urban consolidation centres and telematics systems.
• to determine the critical success factors in stimulating the market uptake of new sustainable vehicle technology and other innovations in the urban logistics environment.
• to develop a Smart Urban Designer tool that allows the other city-regions and company supply chains to analyse the likely success and benefits of applying these innovations in their domain.
The project has a clear view as to the main goals for all the public and private partners, but we also recognise that the exact nature of the innovations and the demonstrations, between the demonstrations and the assessments needs to be localised in each demonstrator. Therefore we begin with 80% of the proposal clearly envisaged, but it is essential to address the crucial 20% through concertation and consensus.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 514 987,90
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)

Participants (15)

PANTEIA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 212 063
Address
Bredewater 26
2715 CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Faried Orie (Mr.)
PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 125
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcel Huschebeck (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 060
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Watts (Mr.)
GRUPPO CLAS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 133 075,33
Address
Via Serviliano Lattuada 20
20135 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Vaghi (Dr.)
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 101,40
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Barrera (Ms.)
FONDATION IRU DES TRANSPORTS ROUTIERS

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 6 003,12
Address
Chemin De La Voie Creuse 16/79
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eric Benoist (Mr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 257 049,35
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joakim Svensson (Mr.)
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 361
Address
Barras Bridge
NE99 1RD Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Bourn (Mr.)
CLIPPER LOGISTICS GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 018
Address
Gelderd Road
LS12 6LT Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Walker (Mr.)
OFFICE DEPOT INTERNATIONAL (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 520
Address
Beaumont Leys Lane 501
LE4 2BN Leicester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Freddie Watts (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 325 102
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
REGIONE LOMBARDIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 942,02
Address
Piazza Citta Di Lombardia 1
20124 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Bassi (Ms.)
SENATSVERWALTUNG FUR STADTENTWICKLUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 660,60
Address
Wurttembergische Strasse 6
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Baeskow (Mr.)
IRU PROJECTS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 59 696,88
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Lipinska (Ms.)
BEHALA - BERLINER HAFEN- UND LAGERHAUSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 447,40
Address
Westhafenstrasse 1
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Bierhals (Mrs.)