Transnational cooperation

InTraDE is a multidisciplinary project which brings together various skills through its partners and may not be achieved in an autonomous manner. The transportation system has to be tested on a large panel of maritime terminals for operational validation. For practical and geographical reasons due to the validation test set of the innovated system, transnational cooperation is important for the InTraDE project.

The InTraDE project falls within the context of technology transfer within the area of control and supervision of intelligent transport systems as applied in the field of handling within maritime ports.

To consider an increase in productivity competitively grow in maritime trade, medium to long term practical solutions to manage the internal traffic of these disparately sized ports needs to be found. Increasingly, intelligent systems are used in the freight transportation.

As part of the InTraDE project, an innovative transport system for internal ports traffic is proposed. Currently, intelligent transportation systems used in seaports cannot adapt to their infrastructure, but rather the infrastructure that adapts to them. Hence the need to offer an innovative system that can be generalised in various environments.

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Project Leader: University of Science and Technology of Lille (Lille 1-LAGIS) www.univ-lille1.fr

Institut National de Recherche et Informatique et Automatique (INRIA-Loria) www.loria.fr

South East England Development Agency www.seeda.co.uk

Centre Régional d’Innovation et de Transfert de Technologie – Transport et Logistique (CRITT TL) www.critt-tl.fr

AG Port of Oostende (AGHO) www.portofoostende.be

National Institute for Transport and Logistics, Dublin Institute of Technology www.dit.ie

Liverpool John Moores University (LOOM) www.ljmu.ac.uk

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A close partnership between 7 partners has been established to ensure the success of InTraDE project. The 7 participants are categorised into three groups which are: research institutions, technology developers (2 sub-contractors, Oktal and Robosoft), industrial partners and port authorities. From a macro viewpoint, the partnership between them follows an interactive collaboration rule.

  • Research institutes develop and design various theoretical models of the InTraDE system.

  • Technology developers apply such models to the development and production of software and hardware associated with the InTraDE system.

  • Industrial partners use the developed software and hardware for practical applications to validate their feasibility and reliability.

  • Technology developers are responsible for the promotion and facilitation of the final products to end users with the support of appropriate technology and market knowledge.

The final beneficiaries of InTraDE project have dissimilar backgrounds and operate in diverse fields with relative miscellaneous contact networks:

  • business (ports and logistics/transport) operators, i.e. the direct end-users in charge of verifying the practicability and determining the added-value of the InTraDE technology in their respective areas;

  • knowledge institutions, i.e. the indirect end-users that might learn from the new innovative technologies applied;

  • local/regional authorities, i.e. the indirect beneficiaries willing to identify the socioeconomic benefits that InTraDE technology can bring to their area and the potential transfer of the solution to other operational environments.

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  • Virtual simulator : Oktal – www.oktal.fr

  • IAV prototype : Robosoft – www.robosoft.fr