Next to being a collaborative initaitive in itself, TRAIL also engages in other initiatives that strengthen interdisciplinary, scientific cooperation in the fields of transport, infrastructure and logistics.This way, TRAIL forms a node in a knowledge network of knowledge institutes, public and private parties. Below, the collaboration initatives in which TRAIL plays a role are given.

The partner universities and faculties/institutes in TRAIL are:

Delft University of Technology

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
  • Faculty of Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering (3ME)
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • Erasmus School of Economics

Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Nijmegen School of Management

University of Twente

  • Faculty of Engineering Technology

University of Eindhoven

  • Faculty of Built Environment

University of Groningen

  • Faculty of Economics and Business

TRAIL collaborates with strategic partners in research, training and knowledge transfer activities:

TNO is the Netherlands Institute for Applied Science.
TNO provides a link within the innovation chain between fundamental research as a source of knowledge and practical application as the use of knowledge, which can be commercially exploited. TRAIL collaborates with TNO Transport & Mobility that bundles TNO transport related activities in their five core areas.

DVS is one of the specialist divisions of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in the Netherlands. DVS works for the Ministry and other governmental bodies active in the transport field.

Royal HaskoningDHV  is a leading independent, international engineering consultancy service provider with roots established in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and South Africa. We specialise in aviation, buildings, industry, energy and mining, infrastructure, maritime and waterways, planning and strategy, rivers, deltas and coasts, transport and asset management, and water technology. A first choice consultancy for major world challenges, our experts provide sustainable and pragmatic solutions for pit-to-port, food security and water scarcity, the development of mega-cities, sustainable infrastructure, energy resources and supply.

ProRail is the Dutch railroad infrastructure manager that aims to provide sufficient, reliable and safe rail infrastructure and supplies her customers with train paths, transfer capacity and information services.

The SWOV Institute for Traffic Safety Research is the centre-point for road safety research in the Netherlands. SWOV’s objective is to contribute to road safety by means of scientific research and dissemination of the results. SWOV is partly subsidised by the Ministry of Transport.

Port Research Center The Port of Rotterdam and the Delft University of Technology are working together for over 10 years now in the Port Research Centre (PRC). They conduct research on innovative and strategic projects, for application in the Rotterdam harbour- and industry.

TRAIL has signed a letter of collaboration with the Korean Center for Intelligent & Integrated Port Management Systems (CIIPMS) and the Japanese Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS).

On ad-hoc basis, TRAIL participants collaborate with a variety of other outstanding international institutes and universities such as ETH Zurich (CH), University College (UK), MIT (USA), Monash University (AUS), Centre for Traffic and Transport of the University of Kopenhagen (DK), Kuwahara Research Institute at Tokyo University (Jap), Jiaotong University Beijing (CHN) and Research Institute of Highway Beijing (CHN).

CIIPMS, Center for Intelligent & Integrated Port Management Systems

Korea CIIPMS is a regional research center supported by the Koeran Ministry of Science & Technology and the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation.

The prime objective is the development of intelligent & integrated port management systems, geographically focused on the Busan, as the hub of port logistics in Northeast Asia in the 21st century.

Research & Development aims at logistics management, efficient port operation, automated cargo handling equipment and safe port management.

TRAIL – or TRAIL researchers – has initiated, supports and/or actively participates in the following initiatives:

National Research Program NGI (Next Generation Infrastructures)

Regiolab Delft (Regional traffic management research initiative)

AIDA (knowledge centre Applications of Integrated Driver Assistance)

MSc TIL (TU Delft MSc program on Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics)

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