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About the SINERGI project

The demand for fast home delivery is growing rapidly, especially in cities. However, this is leading to increasing inconvenience from vans and trucks. That can and must change – and hopes are pinned on green solutions such as micro-delivery by bicycle. But how do you design and manage such sustainable urban logistics? That is, basically, the question we are addressing in the SINERGI project.

SINERGI is a four-year project that will run from 2023 to 2026. It involves thirteen research institutions, governments, and companies collaborating on a comprehensive framework to improve sustainable city logistics. The project aims to enable real-time management and strategic planning of efficient and user-friendly delivery services. By combining real-time and historical data with scenario development models, SINERGI addresses several scientific challenges. These challenges include optimizing the allocation of smart parking and mini-hubs to maximize urban space utilization, analyzing rider behavior to enhance performance, and designing tailored services that consider urban constraints and incorporate real-time data on factors such as space availability, rider behavior, fleet planning, matching, and dispatching.

The SINERGI project brings together private and public stakeholders who will conduct pilot initiatives in prominent cities such as Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Copenhagen. The outputs of the project will empower delivery providers to offer cost-efficient services while prioritizing the well-being of riders. Public authorities will also benefit by being able to develop a range of actions focused on road safety and the welfare of citizens, ensuring the long-term impact of SINERGI on urban transportation.

Team SINERGI

Dr. Shadi Sharif Azadeh

Project Coordinator Europe

Dr. Kun An

Project Coordinator China

Dr. Gonçalo Correia

Co – Principal Investigator and WP 2 leader

Dr. Hai Jiang

Co – Principal Investigator and WP 3 leader

Dr. Yousef Maknoon

Co – Principal Investigator and WP 4 leader

Dr. Dolores R. Morales

Co – Principal Investigator and WP 6 leader

Dr. Bart Van Arem

Team member (TU Delft)

Dr. Kuldeep Kavta

Postdoc researcher – WP 2

Dr. Dongyang Xia

Postdoc researcher – WP 4

Dr. Hai Wang

Team member (SMU)

Mr. Tom Kuipers

Team member (AMS)

Mr. Daniël Scheerooren

Team member (AMS)

Dr. Yihong Wang

Team member (Thuisbezorgd)

Mr. Junlin Chen

Student member (Tsinghua University)

Mr. Eduardo Green

Team member (Gemeente Amsterdam)

Mr. Ton Geuzendam

Team member (Gemeente Vervoerregio)

Dr. Laust Mortensen

Team member (Danmarks Statistik)

Mr. Ola Hjukse

Team member (Hyke)

Ms. Kristine K. Fjetland

Team member (Hyke)

Mr. Lun Wang

Team member (Meituan)

Dr. Miaojia Lu

Team member (Tongji University)

Mr. Bingzhen Gan

Team member (Milkrun)

Mr. Heisuke Miyoshi

Student member (TU Delft)

Ms. Yuchen Qi

Student member (TU Delft)

Ms. Yuchen Qi

Student member (TU Delft)