Data-driven, Integrated, Syncromodal, Collaborative and Optimised urban freight meta model for a new generation of urban logistics and planning with data sharing at European Living Labs

Acronym: DISCO
Project number: 101103954
Funding Body: European Commission – Horizon Europe
Type of funding: Public
Main Researcher: Susana Val
Start date: 01/05/2023
End date: 31/10/2026
Duration: 42 months

Project description

DISCO will develop and demonstrate – in real-life conditions – a federated European urban freight (UF) data space as one stop shop of data sharing on digital urban logistics solutions and smart tools for ambitious decision making. It will be a continental Ten-T – oriented and distributed real-life ecosystem to prove its value via demonstrated and replicable Use Cases (UCs), build upon innovation drivers o code concrete transformation of urban planning and land use by an open and collaborative UF Data Space with a smart governance model.

The DISCO UF Data Space is voluntary based (incentivized), co-created and open framework to achieve a radical transformation and alliance in purpose-oriented data sharing, enabling smart access, fast and resource efficient acquisition, and focused provision, improving knowledge and capacity of city authorities and planners guaranteeing future data availability for dynamic (and predictive)integrated urban logistics planning, synchronizing real-time demand for transport &  warehousing with logistics supply. DISCO will support European urban logistics players in reducing economic, societal and technical dependence from private digital platforms owned by large global providers, magnifying the scope of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) converging to data-driven Sustainable Urban Logistics Planning (SULPs), expanding them beyond traditional urban boundaries (e.g., rural areas, towns and suburbs, cities, and urban areas according to World Urbanization Prospects ) and beyond Covid-19, to optimally manage, monitor and dynamically predict city freight flows, changing urban nodes accessibility by properly serving Functional Urban Area – FUA on a larger, mixed-use, and flexible scale , and deliver advanced and well-informed planning and purpose oriented, optimised land use within a TEN-T and global dimension.


Participant entities


  • FIT Consulting Srl (FIT), IT

Project Partners: 

  • Rupprecht Consult-Forschung & Beratung Gmbh, DE
  • Inlecom Innovation Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia, EL
  • PNO Innovation SL, ES
  • International Data Spaces Ev, DE
  • Fm Logistic Ibérica SL, ES
  • Akka Industry Consulting Gmbh, DE
  • Fondazione Istituto Sui Trasporti e la Logistica, IT
  • Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis – Centre For Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH, EL
  • Lindholmen Science Park Aktiebolag, SE
  • Kühne Logistics University Ggmbh – KLU, DE
  • Institut de Recherche Technologique System X, FR
  • Stichting Breda University of Applied Sciences, NL
  • Polis – Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services, Association Internationale, BE
  • European Parking Association EPA, DE
  • Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration in Europe – Alice, BE
  • Erasmus Centre For Urban, Port and Transport Economics BV, NL
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum – Imec, BE
  • Vlaams Instituut Voor De Logistiek Vzw – VIL, BE
  • Fundacion Zaragoza Logistics Center – ZLC, ES
  • Be-Mobile, BE
  • Stad Gent – Gent, BE
  • Opleidingscentrum Voor Hout En Bouw Vzw – Expert & Education Center Ohb, BE
  • Citylogin Ibérica SL, ES
  • Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya – UPC, ES
  • Ajuntament De Barcelona, ES
  • Venice International University – VIU, IT
  • Fundacion de la Comunidad Valenciana para la Investigación, Promocion y Estudios Comerciales de Valenciaport – VPF, ES
  • Fundacion de la Comunitat Valenciana para la Promoción Estratégica el Desarrollo y la Innovación Urbana – Las Naves, ES
  • T-Box Delivery & Solutions SL – T-Box, ES
  • Ayuntamiento De Zaragoza, ES
  • Fundacion Zaragoza Ciudad De Conocimiento, ES
  • Forum Virium Helsinki Oy, FI
  • Kobenhavns Kommune, DK
  • Región Hovedstaden – Regionh, DK
  • Comune Di Piacenza, IT
  • Mestska Cast Praha 6 / District Prague 6, CZ
  • Regional Management Nordhessen Gmbh, DE
  • Aarhus Kommune – Aaks, DK
  • Dimos Thessalonikis – Municipality of Thessaloniki, EL
  • Diethnis Ekthesi Thessaloniki Ae – Thessaloniki International Fair Sa, EL
  • Acs Tachidromikes Ipiresies Monoprosopi Anonymi Emporiki Etaireia – Acs Smsa, EL
  • Rolan Oy, FI
  • Asociación Logistica Innovadora de Aragón – ALIA, ES
  • A to B Finland Oy, FI
  • Getplus Srl, IT
  • Comune di Padova, IT


Contact data:

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Susana Val, Principal Investigator  [email protected]

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101103954.