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LOGINN - LOGistic INNovation Uptake

In the past few years innovations for transport logistics have been developed within numerous research projects all over Europe. However, the extent to which results from this research have been put to use in practice still has to be improved – particularly in comparison to other industrial sectors. The EU project LOGINN is now building bridges to link pilot projects and prototypes with marketable products.

Transport logistics sets the pace in the European economy. Fast and secure logistics structures are the prerequisite for cooperations between companies at pan-European and international levels. The need for intermodal and multimodal logistics concepts is increasing – not least because of rising energy prices. Yet, in research, technology and development projects the question remains often unanswered as to how solutions that proved to be successful can be utilized commercially. At the same time, there is obviously little demand for innovations on the part of transport companies – they seem to be too busy with their daily business making sure they survive on a fiercely competitive market.
But the utilization of research results and their implementation in commercially successful products and services is absolutely essential for logistics: because increases in logistics efficiency can only be achieved by means of innovations.

Objective of the Project

The EU research project LOGINN, funded as part of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), is intended to drive ahead the commercial utilization of innovations in transport logistics and to create synergies between existing research projects. LOGINN pursues a holistic approach which takes three dimensions of innovations into account: innovative business models along the supply chain, innovative logistics concepts (control models, planning tools, etc.) and innovative technologies.
The scientists intend to develop a better understanding for innovation processes in logistics by analyzing legal conditions, financial mechanisms and socio-economic aspects within these three dimensions. Driving forces and obstacles for the implementation of innovations will be identified and made available to stakeholders. At the same time, LOGINN intends to intensify knowledge transfer between research and business and to improve the awareness for research results and their importance for companies. It is also intended that this process will lead to research – with regard to results and usable products – becoming better adjusted to the requirements of the industry.
The LOGINN syndicate is made up of twelve partners from six European countries. It includes renowned logistics clusters, networks and living labs which are now bringing logistics companies, forwarders, interest groups and technology providers together.

Specific Innovations

To begin with, LOGINN will work out a Logistics Innovation Action Plan for Europe that supports decision makers and companies in developing realistic strategies for the implementation of innovations. The Action Plan describes the current status and future developments in intermodal traffic and transport. It explains the driving forces and obstacles faced when introducing innovations to the market. In addition to this, the LOGINN Innovative Solution Toolbox will serve companies as a practical hands-on guideline.
The entire process is accompanied and moderated in the LOGINN Virtual Arena, a platform for collaboration and discussion specially set up for this purpose. The internet arena will facilitate results-oriented discussions with a wide stakeholder group and serve European logistics as a platform for knowledge transfer even after the project has finished.

Partners in the Project

Insiel, Infomatica per il Sistema degli Enti Locali (Italy)


Centre for Research and Technology Hellas CERTH (Greece)


BIBA - Bremer Institute for Production and Logistics (Germany)


SingularLogic - Singkioular Lotzik Anonymos Etairia Pliroforiakon Systimaton & Efarmogon Pliroforikis SIGL (Greece)


Sustainable Finance Consulting SFC (Germany)


Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) (Germany)


Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Sweden)


Stifelsen Sintef (Norway)


TREDIT - Dievropaiki Etairia Symboulon Metaforon Anaptixis Kai Pliroforikis Ae (Greece)


Instituto Tecnologico de Aragon ITA (Spain)


EffizienzCluster Management GmbH (Germany)


WSP Sverige (Sweden)

Research results are only valuable, if they were successfully implemented in products and services in the world of business - only then is an increase efficiency possible. LOGINN supports the companies during implementation - among others with an action plan and an innovative solution toolbox.

Contact person

Thorsten Hülsmann


EffizienzCluster Management GmbH

Phone: +49 (0) 231 97 43 605

E-Mail: thorsten.huelsmann


Nomo Braun


EffizienzCluster Management GmbH

Phone: +49 (0) 208 99 25 366

E-Mail: nomo.braun

Facts & Figures

Start of the Project


Project Duration
30 months

Project Volume
1,3 Mio. Euro

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