Low-Emission Adaptive last mile logistics supporting ‘on Demand economy’ through digital twins

Acronym: LEAD
Project number: 861598
Funding Body: European Commission – H2020
Type of funding: Public
Main Researcher: Spyridon Lekkakos
Start date: 01/06/2020
End date: 31/05/2023
Duration: 36 months
Website: www.leadproject.eu/

Project description

LEAD project will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities, to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting. Innovative solutions for city logistics will be represented by a set of value case scenarios, that address the requirements of the on-demand economy while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders. Each value case will combine a number of measures (LEAD Strategies):

  1. innovative business models
  2. agile urban freight storage and last-mile distribution schemes
  3. low emission, automated, electric or hybrid delivery vehicles
  4. smart logistics solutions

Scenarios will incorporate opportunities for shared, connected and low-emission logistics operations by considering four innovation drivers: Sustainability – Zero Emission Logistics, the Sharing Economy, Technology Advancements and the emerging Physical Internet (PI) paradigm.

Cost, environmental and operational efficiencies for value cases will be measured in 6 Living Labs (Madrid, The Hague, Budapest, Lyon, Oslo, Porto). Evidence-proven value cases and associated logistics solutions will be delivered in the form of exploitable Digital Twins (TRL-7), incorporating the models that support adaptation to different contexts and that provide incentives for PPPs. The long-term vision of LEAD is to design an Open PI-inspired framework for Smart City Logistics that incorporates the Digital Twins created in the project, thus setting the foundations for the development of large-scale city Digital Twins.

The LEAD consortium comprises 22 partners, all of whom are involved in the Living Labs, supported by 5 international partners for knowledge transfer. This incentivises the co-creation of solutions by city authorities, logistics industry leaders, start-ups and research experts in freight modelling, complex simulation and logistics optimisation.

 

Participant entities

Coordinator:

  • EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID SA (EM)

Project Partners:

  • ARGUSI BV (ARG)
  • BKK BUDAPESTI KOZLEKEDESI KOZPONT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO
  • DHL EXPRESS (NETHERLANDS) BV (DHLEX)
  • CITYLOGIN IBERICA SL (CLOGIN)
  • GEMEENTE DEN HAAG (HAAG)
  • HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE (MOLDE)
  • INLECOM INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA (INLE)
  • INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE SYSTEMX (ISX)
  • LAST MILE TEAM SL (LMT)
  • LYON PARK AUTO (LPA)
  • LYON CONFLUENCE (LYON)
  • NIMBER TECH ANAPTYXIS LOGISMIKOU MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA
  • PERIORISMENIS EUTHYNIS (NIMB)
  • PANASONIC BUSINESS SUPPORT EUROPE GMBH (PAN)
  • POLIS – PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES
  • OSLO KOMMUNE (OSLO)
  • SONAE MC – SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA (SONAE)
  • SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY (SZE)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT (TUDELFT)
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID (UPM)
  • WABERER’S-SZEMEREY LOGISZTIKA KFT (WSZLK)
  • FUNDACION ZARAGOZA LOGISTICS CENTER (ZLC)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SUST)
  • SHENZHEN HAYLION TECHNOLOGIES CO LTD (SHH)
  • SHENZHEN PENGEHENG ELECTRIC TAXI CO LTD (SPT)

 

Contact data:

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Spyridon Lekkakos, [email protected] | Principal Investigator

This  project  has  received  funding  from  the  European  Union’s  Horizon  2020  research  and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 861598.