BOOSTLOG Launch Event: Boosting the impact of freight transport and logistics EU funded research supporting competitiveness and addressing the climate challenge

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Source: ALICE, 2021-02-11

All stakeholders interested in logistics, particularly those who work on sustainability and innovation, are welcome to join the event on 26 March 2021 from 10:30-12:30.

For more than two decades EU has invested in research and innovation (R&I) through various Framework Programmes, e.g. FP5 (1998-2002), FP6 (2002-2006), FP7 (2007-2013), and the ongoing HORIZON 2020 (2014 – 2020). This has contributed to the development of the logistics sector through the creation of new companies, implementation of concepts in practice and through science based regulation.

The BOOSTLOG project, a 3 year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, will look into successful implementations of results from EU funded R&I projects and assess the impacts generated. It will also identify gaps and priorities for future funding programmes aiming to boost impact generated from future EU funded R&I projects to contribute to EU policy objectives, address societal challenges and increase EU’s competitiveness.

The project will map more than 160 projects funded by FP5, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020, and identify successful implementation cases into the market and regulations and will develop actionable reports on various subjects prioritised by stakeholders. At the launch event, 3 organisations that have successfully implemented outcomes of EU funded projects will present their experiences, demonstrating the added value of joining R&I projects.

To mark the success of EU funded R&I projects, the BOOSTLOG consortium will launch a series of awards to give to those who have implemented EU funded R&I outcomes. At the launch event, you are invited to join the debate on topics, legible candidates, and selection criteria.

Draft Agenda: 

10:30 – 10:40 Setting the scene: why do we need to boost the impacts of EU funded R&I (Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE)

10:40 – 10:50 Keynote speech by Prof. Alan McKinnnon

10:50 – 11:05 Looking for R&I result implementation cases in the market and in the policy fields (Carolina Cipres, Director of Research, ZLC)

11:05 – 11.50  From R&I projects to market implementation: 3 successful examples

11:50 – 12:05 Interaction session: defining together the “Awards – Innovation in Logistics” (chaired by Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE)

12:05 – 12:20 Identifying gaps in R&I and prioritising them for future programmes (Andreas Nettsträter, Fraunhofer IML)

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A and closing remark (Yanying Li, ALICE Head of Programmes and Knowledge Management, ALICE)

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