TKI-Dinalog: driven by open innovation

The Netherlands has been playing a significant role in world trade for many centuries and has gained extensive experience when it comes to transport and logistics. The country boosts an excellent infrastructure with ports and corresponding multimodal transport links, and world-class logistics service providers. Moreover, the logistics functions within shippers and the supporting services industry make up the network of expertise of Dutch logistics. Therewith, the Netherlands contributes to the worldwide competitive position of Dutch sectors and global trade. As the world changes, technologies develop and economics shift, the Netherlands continues to innovate logistics to remain at the forefront in global trade and logistics.

TKI Dinalog is the Knowledge and Innovation Partnership in which business, knowledge institutes and government work together in the innovation program of the Dutch Topsector Logistics. TKI Dinalog supports public private partnerships in research and development by matchmaking of partners, support in the development of collaboration consortia, strategic planning of innovation topics, and the preparation of research programs. The program management monitors innovation projects in terms of knowledge development and governance, as to account for the government investments in R&D in a transparent and open way.

Furthermore, TKI Dinalog is actively involved in knowledge transfer and valorization. These activities consist of a contact point for SMEs, general communication and networking, support in valorization of R&D project results and participation in events. In those themes relevant for a strong and competitive logistics sector; sustainable logistics, data-driven logistics and supply chain coordination. In the Netherlands and beyond.


The logistics sector is huge. This is why TKI has set out a number of roadmaps on which we intend to focus in the coming years:

  • NLIP (Neutral Logistics Information Platform): the development of an open ICT infrastructure for the logistics sector;
  • Synchromodality: the promotion of integrated multimodal transport;
  • Service logistics: the strengthening of logistics-related services;
  • Cross-chain collaboration centers: the facilitation of bundling of freight;
  • Trade Compliance and Border Management: the reduction of the burden of supervision in logistics supply chains;
  • Supply chain finance: the integration of knowledge of finance in supply chains.
  • Smart ICT: the development of (generic) information systems
  • Human capital: introducing the results of research and innovation into the sector through education and training.

Want to know more about the program lines for a specific roadmap? Please contact the program developer.

In addition to the roadmaps, we are dedicated to the internationalization of Dutch innovation in the logistics sector. We do this through the Platform for Foreign Promotion, the European ETP-logistics ALICE, Living Lab Logistics Indonesia and other international cooperation.

How do we work?

TKI-Dinalog, NWO, TNO want to structurally improve the cooperation between commerce, knowledge institutes and government. In this cooperation we work hard on innovation, but also on sharing knowledge, experience and results.

We work on 3 types of projects: fundamental, industrial and experimental. With this categorization we believe we can support the entire industry. Because both strictly theoretical science (fundamental) and applied science (industrial) are welcome. In addition, organizations can run pilots with the acquired knowledge (experimental).

Program developers for the specific roadmaps assess the knowledge requirement for each individual roadmap. We sometimes do this with open calls: an appeal to commerce and science for submitting a project proposal together. We sometimes draw attention to a need or development ourselves and bring parties together to provide appropriate interpretation. Sometimes we see an entirely new requirement arise for which there is no program line or roadmap available. Together with the management we assess if we can satisfy this need through creating a new roadmap or through expanding the focus of a current one.

If you are interested in additional information about this construction, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are only too happy to explain how it all works.

Who works at TKI Dinalog?

Executive board: 

  • Robert van der Waal, chairman
  • Ellen Lastdrager, TNO
  • Ronald Paul
  • Jannine van Lieshout, treasurer
  • Ale Smidts, NWO

The programcommission: 

  • Prof. dr. Jos van Hillegersberg (UTwente) (Chairman)
  • Mieke Damen (Morgownik & Damen BV)
  • Dick van Damme (HvA)
  • Prof. dr. Yaohua Tan (TU Delft)
  • Prof. dr. Ruud Teunter (RUG)
  • Prof. dr. Albert Veenstra (Dinalog/TU/e)
  • Dr. ir. Albert Douma (Frieland Campina)
  • Prof. dr. Sander de Leeuw (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Sieds Halbesma (IenW)
  • Willemijn Groot (NWO)


  • Michiel Haarman, Neutral Logistics Information Platform (NLIP)
  • Jaco van Meijeren, TNO (Synchromodality)
  • Albert Veenstra, TKI Dinalog (Douane)
  • Bas van Bree, TKI Dinalog (Cross-Chain Collaboration Centers (4C))
  • Robert Ossevoort, TKI Dinalog (Sustainable Logistics, Cities and Agro-food)
  • Liesbeth Brügemann, TKI Dinalog (Human Capital/International collaboration)


Albert Veenstra | Scientific director


Paul Huijbregts  |  Programmanager/secretariaat TKI
Bas van Bree | Program developer
Liesbeth Brügemann | Program developer
Robert Ossevoort| Program developer
Felicita Viglietti  |  Controller
Sulak Perré  |  Financial administrator
Simone van der Velden  |  Management Assistant en Marketing