Project COOCK Smart Port 2025

A smart port needs smart companies. And vice versa. Digital technology offers unprecedented opportunities to make our ports, our companies and their value chains sustainable, resilient and competitive. 🛳️

Smart, that is what the professors and researchers at the University of Antwerp and Imec are all about. For years they have been conducting research into Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the endless possibilities of this technology.

This valuable knowledge is now ready to be applied. In the next three years, we will be organising a series of activities to transfer this knowledge to companies and port organisations, to turn this into concrete projects and perhaps apply for subsidies or get started right away.

And as a company or port organisation, you are central. Together with you, we want to see how technology such as AI can be a solution for the opportunities and challenges you see. To do this, we offer a series of interactive and co-creative activities.

COOCK Smart Ports 2025 is a project financed by VLAIO that aims to transfer knowledge and implement it in companies via pilot projects.

SESSIONS 2021

Inspiration session Optimisation and forecasting in the logistic chain

📅 Friday 18 June, from 10.00 to 11.30 am

  •  What?

After testimonials from Ahlers and DPWorld, we will have an open discussion with you about the possibilities AI offers for traffic modelling, congestion on water and on land, the impact of delays and calamities on the supply chain, predicting arrivals, aligning work planning and processing to external shocks, etc. The researchers will participate and answer your questions.

  • For whom?

Companies from the port economy and logistics, supporting and public services, technology companies …

Co-creation session Optimisation and forecasting in the logistic chain

📅 Friday 25 June, from 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

  • What?

Based on the discussion in the inspiration session, we will look for challenges and opportunities in your company or logistic chain. Together with the University of Antwerp Imec, we define them. Afterwards, the participants – individually or in groups – can engage in a discussion with the researchers to turn these challenges and opportunities into concrete projects and perhaps apply for subsidies or get started right away.

  • For whom?

Companies from the port economy and logistics, and supporting and public services. Maximum 20 participants.

Whether you participate in one or both events is up to you. We recommend that participants of the co-creation session also attend the inspiration session. These sessions are via Zoom, led by Joost Thurman of The Argonauts. Both will take place online, and are free and open to the public. The co-creation session is reserved for companies and organisations from the port and logistics sector that want to discover how technology can contribute to their challenges and opportunities.

Want to know more about this project and what it can do for your business?
Talk to Bart Braem about it during a 1-on-1 meeting. As leader of the COOCK Smart Port 2025 project and responsible for business development at IDLab, he can help you further.

>> Schedule a meeting with Bart!  📅