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M. (Michelle) Lohmeyer, MSc

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SMiLES - Shared connectivity in Mobility and Logistics Enable Sustainability

Societal challenges such as global warming and an increasing population invite us to reconsider logistical and mobility systems. The SMiLES project aims to establish a Living Lab to study barriers and opportunities for open sharing networks comprehensively through an interdisciplinary lens.

This means we study psychological, technical, legal, moral, spatial and economic barriers and opportunities for sharing in logistics and mobility. We investigate the role of technology, human behaviour, ethical and legal boundaries, trust, governance, and develop innovative business and organisation models for open sharing networks to enable efficient, effective and emission-free transport. We do this together with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Law, Spatial Sciences, Philosophy, Science and Engineering, Campus Fryslân and the Hanzehogeschool. We also collaborate with 2 public partners (province of Groningen and the municipality of Groningen) and 18 business partners. In this way, we can perform studies in practice to gain new insights from practice for theory development, as well as to test concepts in a public-private-people cooperation. 

Consortium Partners: University of Groningen, Qbuzz Public Transport, Koopman Logistics Group, Arriva Passenger Transport Netherlands, Bidfood, Wagenborg, Suikerunie, KPN, Natuur & Milieu, Province of Groningen, Gemeente Groningen, Groningen Bereikbaar, Port of Lauwersoog, Horus View and Explore B.V., New Energy Coalition Foundation, Next Generation Shipyards, OV bureau Groningen Drenthe, Vinturas, 5Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Noorderpoort.

This research project is part of the research programme Sustainable Living Labs, which is co-financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA) and the Top Sector Logistics.

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