Dinalog launches call for sustainable logistics and freight transport research


Sustainable logistics and freight transport are vital to the Dutch economy. That’s why TKI Dinalog is launching a new multi-year programme to provide grants for joint research projects in this area. Read more about the new application round here.

For whom is this programme relevant?

The grant programme is known as ‘Transition to sustainable, competitive and safe logistics chains and freight transport 2022-2026’. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and TKI Dinalog are currently putting the finishing touches on the scheme, which will start offering grants for research projects soon.  The new round of grants is interesting for parties that are involved in researching freight transport and chain logistics. In this context, ‘research’ means industrial or fundamental research, or experimental development.

The grants are intended for research that:

  • Is described in a research proposal that is a good match for specific themes (see below)
  • Has a minimum project budget of 500,000 euro and a project term of up to 3 years
  • Is implemented by a consortium of at least one knowledge institute and at least two private parties (public parties may also participate). 

Grant amounts and research themes

Grants of up to 1 million euro can be requested for a good research project. The grant comprises a contribution to the project costs: up to 25% for experimental development costs and up to 50% for industrial/fundamental research.

 The grant can be provided for research proposals focusing on the following topics:

  • Logistics patterns and greening potential
  • Design of food chains with the aim of reducing product loss
  • Global sustainable supply chains
  • Scale-up processes for digitalisation
  • Logistical effectiveness of autonomous technology
  • Development of a federated digital architecture
  • The role of data in supply chains and logistics
  • Management in worldwide supply chains
  • Chain management in a public-private context
  • Management and organisation in circular networks

 Research topics are yet to be determined on the theme ‘construction industry emission reduction by developing effective construction logistics chains, developing further digitalisation, or chain management activities as part of the Clean and Emission Free Construction (SEB) approach’.

Also important

The above description provides an initial impression of the most important features of this new grant scheme. Grant applications for the first series of research proposals can be submitted until 30 June 2022.

How can EGEN help?

The EGEN consultants have vast experience in sustainable innovation processes and research proposals. We can help you write an effective grant application or help you form a good consortium and develop a partnership agreement. Interested? Let us know how we can help!

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