Innovative sustainable urban last mile: small vehicles and business models (i-SMILE)
Due to a rise in e-commerce and urbanization there is a rapid increase in last mile deliveries in the Nordic countries and internationally. This pace may increase due to the Corona crisis where many choose to shop on-line in order to avoid crowds.
The project purpose is to increase sustainability in urban last mile deliveries by understanding how innovations in urban last-mile may reduce the negative effects of e-commerce and at the same time create world-class delivery services for consumers. The i-Smile develops an innovation platform for upscaling sustainable business models for urban last mile deliveries. The project is partly funded by Nordic Innovation and has a total budget of 750 000 EUR (Hanken’s part 145 000 EUR)
Key Partners: Hanken School of Economics, Finland
VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden
TÖI, Institute of Transport Economics, Norway
CBS, Copenhagen Business School, Danmark
Project Manager: Anna Aminoff (Hanken)