New deadline: join the LEAD Transferability Platform!

Do you struggle to understand and manage urban logistics trends? Curious about how Digital Twins can contribute to better urban logistics planning? Got caught in the end of the year rush and missed the initial deadline? LEAD extended the call for its Transferability Platform until end January 2021.

What is LEAD?

The LEAD project will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six TEN-T urban nodes (Madrid, The Hague, Lyon, Budapest, Oslo, Porto), to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting. Digital Twins are a digital replica of a complex real-world urban environment that represents different processes, actors, and their interaction.

What will it consist of?

Six external local authorities will join LEAD’s Transferability Platform and benefit from a tailored transferability programme building upon LEAD’s results, including capacity-building, training, technical visits, interactive workshops and customised feedback.

What is in it for participants?

A dedicated budget has been allocated to help partly cover the costs of your engagement in the project. This may be used to fund travel expenses or personnel time spent on project engagement, including internal meetings and discussions.

Transferability activities consist of:

  • Interviews and surveys for the identification and analysis of the requirements and necessities of cities, and your expectations towards the LEAD solutions.
  • Capacity-building activities: webinars, e-training and bilateral meetings/discussions with the partners responsible for the LEAD Living Labs and specific solutions of their interest.
  • Direct access to the project's key reports and events, while you will receive tailor-made and hands-on advice on the knowledge and tools developed in LEAD.

How can you apply?

In order to become one of the 6 external local authorities joining the LEAD Transferability programme, you need to fill in a short questionnaire, which will help the project team to better define your urban logistics profile and assess the complementarity and relevance to the 6 LEAD Living Labs.

You can find the full call text here and you can find the application questionnaire here.

Deadline: 27th of January 2021

Selected cities will be informed in early February.

For more information and for the submission of the application please contact:

Giacomo Lozzi, POLIS Network, Urban Freight Coordinator

Cláudia Ribeiro, POLIS Network, Project Officer