Digital Solutions for Ports and Supply Chains

Project Summary

The project aims to develop and support the growth of a connected port solutions ecosystem backed by data, science and IoT technologies.

Bottom-up initiatives are forming around this common goal, mainly among maritime logistics players, port authorities and large IT providers.

The current objective is to also connect to and develop a community of ambitious data science entrepreneurs (start-ups and SMEs), data science & maritime experts and knowledge centres.

As such, the project aims to translate innovations from both technologies into a connected and multi-modal port environment and generate more efficient communication and logistical streams through dedicated data-based solutions.

Project Aim

On top of this, the project aims to reap the full business potential of high-tech start-ups and SMEs, professionalize their business activities and increase their overall (international) performance.

The project has three main outputs:

(1) Mobilizing a network connecting 2 Seas regional data science high-tech start-ups and SMEs, data science and maritime experts and knowledge centres and port stakeholders, to support the Western European ports and port stakeholders who are in need of data science solutions.

(2) Building a common approach to facilitate the development of data science applications for port logistics problems, supporting the Western European ports and port stakeholders who benefit from improved technology adoption and a joint technology roadmap.

(3) Build a common approach to develop and improve the technical value delivering, commercialisation capacities and professionalization of smart port entrepreneurs and for the adoption of smart port solutions, to the benefit of (internationalizing) high-tech start-ups and SMEs, and port application users.

WSX Enterprise will work with Dutch, Belgian, French and other UK partners to deliver the project from 2019 until mid 2022.