Last week, the 5G-LOGINNOV project garnered substantial attention and recognition at the ITS European Congress held in Lisbon. The project was prominently featured in a dedicated booth at ERTICO’s stand and actively participated in the presentation of Technical Paper no. 18 and Special Interest Session no. 33.
The redesigned project booth at the Congress captivated participants, inviting them to explore the project in greater detail. Visitors had access to videos showcasing the three Living Labs, a digital version of the project brochure, and a comprehensive project presentation. These resources enabled attendees to delve deeper into the accomplishments and activities carried out in Hamburg, Athens, and Koper.
During the Technical Paper 18 session titled “Digital logistics platforms,” moderated by Isabelle Dupraz from the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, several examples of digital logistics solutions were presented, featuring insights from various platforms and EU-funded projects, including 5G-LOGINNOV. The session highlighted a range of topics, including multimodal rail and road transport management, cost-effectiveness analysis in the 11 pilot sites of the FENIX project, intermodal container tracking through RRTM-C infrastructure services, and innovative business models in ports’ logistics. The 5G-LOGINNOV project received specific recognition in this context. Indeed, the project provides a testing ground for innovations and evaluation of their impact on a small scale. Establishing clear relationships and collaboration methods is vital, along with addressing GDPR and data confidentiality issues to ensure project success. Additionally, identifying alternative revenue sources beyond the project’s end is necessary. Currently, European funds and economic gains resulting from cost savings through optimization and improvements in safety and working conditions serve as the main revenue streams.
Another session of notable significance was Session no. 33, which focused on the integration of data-sharing systems and the role of innovative technologies, particularly 5G, in advancing the logistics sector in Europe. The session emphasized the need for a common data exchange framework to connect existing transport and logistics data sources and platforms. The discussion centred on enablers for the effective implementation of innovative data-sharing solutions, their potential for replication, and the conditions required for widespread adoption. The pivotal role of 5G in this process was thoroughly examined. The panel comprised representatives such as Lidia Buenavida Peña from ERTICO-ITS Europe, representing the 5G-LOGINNOV project, Dr Eusebiu Catana from ERTICO-ITS Europe, representing the FENIX project, Andreas Gavrielides from eBOS Technologies Ltd., Eric Kenis from the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Fernando Liesa from etp-ALICE, and Giulia Renzi from ICOOR & University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. They emphasized the significance of stakeholder collaboration in driving innovation and data sharing.
The session highlighted the importance of fostering collaborative business models and future initiatives that promote a collective approach. Alongside 5G-LOGINNOV, other prominent EU-funded projects such as VITAL-5G, 5G-Blueprint, FENIX, and FEDeRATED were cited as exemplifying experiences and achievements in the field. Noteworthy endeavours like etp-ALICE, the KEYSTONE project, and the upcoming FENIX sequel known as FENIX2.0 were also acknowledged.
Lidia Buenavida Peña, Innovation and Deployment Manager at ERTICO-ITS Europe and representative of the 5G-LOGINNOV project highlighted “It is great to see that among different EU-funded 5G-related projects, like the ones represented in the session 5G-LOGINNOV, VITAL-5G, and 5G-Blueprint, we all agree that collaboration is key to achieving the implementation of 5G technologies and related innovations.”
The presence of the 5G-LOGINNOV project in these sessions underscored its significant contribution to the advancement of logistics in Europe. Its participation at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon further solidified its position as a key player in the ongoing efforts to reshape the logistics landscape through innovation and collaboration.
The presentations showcased during the aforementioned sessions are available in the Library section of the website.