ALICE newsletter - I/2017
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ALICE Newsletter
ALICE launches its newsletter to keep members and non members updated on ALICE activities and developments. We hope you enjoy it so much that you share it with your peers and colleagues!
In the launching newsletter, we include:
  • ALICE Chair, Sergio Barbarino, opinion on public research and innovation investment.
  • ALICE recomendations for the next calls for projects funder under Horizon 2020 Program (2018-2020)
  • Two major events, IPIC in 2017 and TRA in 2018, where we will have the opportunity to share and get to know key advances in the field of freight transport and logistics. 
  • Introduction to "Logisitics Collaborative Innovation Days" organized by the European Commission (DG MOVE) and ALICE.
  • Agenda and important dates in 2017. Save the Dates and meet your peers!
Fernando Liesa, ALICE Secretary General
Do we need public money to fund a breakthrough in logistics?

The answer is yes, but not in form of subsidies. We need first and foremost a clear vision, concrete objectives and a strategy to get there. only then you can start a discussion on funding. If ALICE can make a difference in the way logistics will develop in the future it is through our very clear Vision aimed at the Physical Internet where all our 5 roadmaps converge....  [Read More]

Alice Chairman

You may support or comment on this opinion through the post in our ALICE Linked In Group

ALICE issues recommendations to the European Commission for Horizon 2020 Work Programs 2018-2020.
The proposed topics are key for ALICE Roadmaps Implementation!
Download ALICE Recommendations
ALICE is proud to announce that IPIC Registration and Call for papers are now open!
IPIC will be a great opportunity to meet ALICE members and get to know major innovations in the field! See you in Graz!
TRA2018 Call for Papers now open!
Note that Physical Internet related contributions are welcome in both IPIC 2017 and TRA 2018. A good opportunity to show and share advances in your research!
Please submit your abstract until March 21 2017!
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Logistics Collaborative Innovation Days
The European Commission organize a series of events on selected "clouds" where collaborative innovation is key to address challenges and opportunities competitiviness and sustainability of freight transport and logistics. ALICE is glad to support this innitiative.
The objectives of these events for ALICE are: to review industry achievements in the past years, share knowledge, future vision, plans and collaboration opportunities aiming cross-fertilization amongst stakeholders, past and running R&I projects.
The foreseen "clouds" are:
      - Carbon Footprint Reduction, Brussels, 31st March.
      - Digitalization, Data Sharing and Trust , Brussels, 25th April
      - Urban Freight and Logistics, Brussels, 23rd May

Past and running R&I projects adressing these topics are welcome to share their findings, experience and learnings. Invitations will be issued shortly. Due to the limited available seats we recomend you to contact ALICE Secretariat for further information and expression of interest in participation at
 Agenda - Save the Dates 2017!
27th February - 1st of March European Supply Chain Directors Forum, Munich. ALICE members may get VIP Member place for the ESCDF at a special fee. For more information, contact ALICE secretariat at

30th  of March - ALICE Working Group 4: Global Supply Network Coordination and Collaboration & Working Group 2: Corridors, Hubs and Synchromodality meeting, Brussels, P&G BIC (Only for ALICE members invitation to be provided by e-mail and through Intranet)

31st of March - Logistics Innovation through Collaboration Day: Carbon Footprint Reduction in Freight Transport and Logistics, Brussels.

25th of April - Logistics Innovation through Collaboration Day: Digitalization, Data Sharing and Trust for Efficient and Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics, Brussels

th of April
- ALICE Working Group 1: Sustainable, Safe and Secure Supply Chains meeting and ALICE Working Group 3: Information Systems for Interconnected Logistics (Only for ALICE members invitation to be provided by e-mail and through Intranet)

23rd of MayLogistics Innovation through Collaboration Day: Urban Freight and Logistics, Rome or Brussels.

th of May - ALICE Working Group 5: Urban Logistics (Only for ALICE members invitation to be provided by e-mail and through Intranet)

4th - 6th July - International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2017), Graz, Austria

7th of July - ALICE Plenary Meeting, Graz, Austria (Only for ALICE members invitation to be provided by e-mail and through Intranet)
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