Dinalog initiates the first European Technology Platform in Logistics through WINN Project
On the first of October the WINN (European Platform Driving KNOWledge to INNovations in Freight Logistics) was launched. The goal of the WINN project is to create a European Technology Platform (ETP) on Logistics.
A platform which will consist of a an extensive framework of broad collaboration. Which will be built upon main stakeholders operating at an European level and national triple helix networks that include public bodies, companies and excellence research centres in logistics operating in different countries in Europe.
The ETP will play a key role in the definition of the Logistics Innovation Agenda that will be implemented through the European Commission programs in the 2014-2020 period, among them Horizon 2020 program. Horizon 2020 is currently being defined and will be granted with EUR 80 billion.
WINN aims at shaping an innovation agenda in logistics and supply chain that, supported by the European Commission, will contribute to improve business competitiveness and sustainability. WINN's first mission is to built a group of European companies stemming from the partners' networks. This group will define and decide the innovation priorities with potential results to be implemented in the marketplace. In this sense, Joost de Bock, European Commission representative, stated that "WINN faces the challenge of showing innovation in logistics, a difficult task when compared to tangible innovations of physical products, such as vehicle motors".
The kick-off meeting of WINN was held on 15-16 October 2012 in Zaragoza. The event was attended by representatives from the European Commission and the project partners (CNC-LOGISTICA, DINALOG, ILIM, BLUEGREEN STRATEGY and ENIDE).
This thirty months project is co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.