Il progetto, co-finanziato dal bando H2020-ICT-58, avvia una partnership strategica tra Digital Innovation Hub europei ed africani per stimolare l’innovazione nell’industria logistica, coinvolgendo direttamente PMI e startup tecnologiche di entrambi i continenti.

The diffusion of digital solutions will trigger a chain reaction benefiting other sectors as well (from agriculture to manufacturing, from local commerce to e-commerce, from healthcare to mining) and will foster growth in both large enterprises—for example, large-scale movements of goods by air, sea, and land, and value-added services such as intelligent warehouse management and assembly—and in small and micro-enterprises involved in "last-mile" delivery in remote areas.

Within the three-year project, the adoption of emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Devices, Internet of Things (IoT), and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be promoted to develop smart logistics solutions, initiating a process of bidirectional knowledge transfer between Europe and Africa facilitated by the partners.


  • Digital Hub Logistics Dortmund (Germany), coordinator
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
  • Friuli Innovazione (Italy)
  • Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology MEST (Ghana)
  • BongoHive Innovations Limited (Zambia)
  • Endeva NGO (Germany)
  • Prototipi Ltd (Nigeria)


  • Building a transcontinental "ecosystem of ecosystems" pivoting on DIHs for systemic change in the smart logistics sector.
  • Technological radar and mentoring program on digital technologies for logistics.
  • Free eLearning platform and co-creation labs for capacity building in entrepreneurship and digital skills as enabling factors for the creation of new qualified jobs in Africa and the launch of new startups.
  • Industrial challenges for the adoption of innovative projects in the smart logistics sector by industrial players and government public entities.

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