Yesterday, I received the official approval for our proposed joint research project ‚JOINOLOG‘ by DLR/BMBF. JOINOLOG as an acronym stands for ‚Jordan Innovation Center for Logistics‘. The overall project aims to design and establish such an innovation center in Jordan that leads to focused applied research and the generation and implementation of innovations in the field of research. JOINOLOG will sustainably improve the strengths and competitiveness of the Jordanian logistic innovation ecosystem by research and knowledge transfer in the brought field of logistics, like transport systems or infrastructural measures.
The project is conducted by a consortium led by Fulda University of Applied Sciences. The consortium consists of: German-Jordanian University (GJU), Aqaba Logistics Village (ALV), the Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST) in Jordan, Speditions- und Logistikverband Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. (SLV), and House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) GmbH.
The approval applies to the prepartory phase of the project, which starts on 1 November 2018 and has a planned duration of one year. The outcome of the preparatory phase are the organizational structure of JOINOLOG and definition of core processes at JOINOLOG as well as the conditions and governance structures that should enable a better development and transfer of innovations.