With increasing global competitive pressures, Western European ports will have to be more efficient or more innovative to remain competitive. Especially in large and complex port environments there are numerous opportunities for efficiency gains.
Simultaneously, new advances in data science and IoT technologies are starting to enable more efficient ways of communicating and of integrating entire supply chains.
Several port stakeholders are leading the way, yet they are currently insufficiently connected to the new technology stakeholder in data science and IoT.
This project will bring together these 2 sectors in a smart ports innovation cluster across 4 port regions, facilitate the translation of innovations from both technologies in city and mobility projects into a connected and multi-modal port environment and stimulate innovation capability building and interaction between data science entrepreneurs in the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium to co-create smart ports solutions.