New ICT Infrastructure & Reference Architecture to Support Operations in Future PI Logistics Networks
Key Business Innovation
ICONET research and innovation
focus on unique value propositions
An EU logistics stakeholders
Demonstration and Use
Four Industry Driven Physical Internet Living Labs
What is ICONET?
ICONET is a 30 month project and will significantly extend the state of the art research and development around the Physical Internet (PI) concept in pursuit of a new networked architecture for interconnected logistics hubs by focusing on the following:
- Research, under the PI umbrella, into new business models that underpin intermodal transport, warehousing and ecommerce fulfilment
- Development of an experimental ICT proof of concept (PoC) Infrastructure Platform to support the simulation and testing of the PI concepts
- Development of representative PI solutions for each of the three Focus Areas for the corresponding Living Labs.
Blockchain Transactional Ledgers and Smart Contracts as PI Enablers
ICONET has just completed a report on "Blockchain Transactional Ledgers and Smart Contracts as PI Enablers”. Its purpose was to investigate an automated dispute resolution mechanism that arises from blockchain-enabled PI SLA contracts and replicate the system should it be possible.
ICONET Newsletter March 2020
Read the latest Newsletter featuring one of the Living Labs focussing on e-Commerce Fulfillment & Distribution
ICONET presents at TrustBills’ Working Capital Finance Forum
Britta Balden of Electronic German Link and Alessandro Vaglini of New Generation Sensors represented the ICONET Consortium on February 6th 2020 at TrustBills’ Working Capital Finance Forum in Hamburg, Germany where more than 100 participants attended including many DAX and MDAX companies, banks and asset managers as well as experts from law firms, auditing companies and other FinTechs