European Platform Driving KnoWledge to INNovations in Freight Logistics


Acronym: WINN 
Official reference: 314743 
Funding body: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme 
Type of funding: Public 
Main Researcher: Fernando Liesa / Carolina Ciprés 
Duration (1-10-2012 to 31-03-2015): 30 months

Project description

European Platform Driving KnoWledge to INNovation in Freight Logistics, WINN, is a step forward to increase collaboration and consensus building of the different stakeholders dealing with sustainability in the freight transport logistics and intermodality.

WINN project will establish a broad collaboration framework built upon main stakeholders operating at European level (CO-Tree, EIRAC heritage) and national triple helix networks that include public bodies, companies, and excellence research centres in logistics operating in different countries in Europe.

This will be the start point for a broad and open network that will be accessible for the benefit of all (substantial) logistic clusters, networks and companies operating worldwide or at European Level that will constitute the European Technology Platform (ETP) on Logistics. This ETP will be led by industry being WINN the tool to support ETP developments and coordination initiatives. The ETP on Logistics will provide input to HORIZON 2020 program and will be the voice of the sector (industry, authorities and research) in order to channel main areas of development in RTD and Innovation in the logistics field where coordination and combination of efforts between industry and authorities is needed to ensure the leadership of the European logistics sector. One of the main aims of the project is to stimulate research and innovation trough pioneering projects and programs. The ETP will constitute discussion forum of both industry and authorities where common financial and business plans and eventually legislative actions to support the research may be agreed.

Sustainability is a major challenge for the sector. New policies, regulatory measures and financial mechanisms will be required to ensure the implementation of new technologies and business processes that enable the European sector to reach sustainability and competitiveness targets.

WINN will focus on sustainability, efficiency, and competitiveness of intermodal freight transport allowing economic growth.



Centro Nacional de Competencia en Logística Integral (Spain)

Other participants:

  • Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (Netherlands)
  • European Earth Friendly Logistics Association (Belgium)
  • Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania – ILiM (Poland)
  • Enide Solutions, SL – ENIDE (Spain)
  • Bluegreen Strategy srl – BLUEGREEN (Italy) 


  • Zaragoza Logistics Center (Spain)
  • Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (Spain)
  • STR Europe SARL (France)
  •  D’Appolonia S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Nederland Distributieland Vereniging (Netherlands)


Related news:

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314743.”