Future Logistics Living Lab

Welcome to the Future Logistics Living Lab website!  Australia’s first Living Lab provides a platform for industry and research to work together, investigate real-world problems and demonstrate innovative technology that will provide logistics solutions for the future.

Photo of the LabFeaturing an exhibition, event and work space of some 200 square metres located at NICTA’s Australian Technology Park offices in Sydney, Australia, the lab is driven by a group of logistics companies, research organisations, universities, and IT providers. They work together to exchange experience, discuss trends, innovate and research to jointly shape the future of logistics.

Today, the network of Australia’s first Living Lab has more than forty participants including NICTA, Fraunhofer, Advantech, AECOM Australia, the Australian Federation of International Forwarders, the Australian Institute of Export, the Australian Logistics Council, Cargo Community Network, Casella Family Brands, Ceebron, Chainalytics, Commerce Plus, DB Schenker, European Network of Living Labs, ESRI Australia, FourPL, Freight and Trade Alliance, Gamma Solutions, Google, GS1 Australia, Hamburg Süd, Linfox, Memko, nFactorial, NSW Ports,  NSW Trade & Investment, 1-Stop Connections, Ortec, Paperless Warehousing, Patrick, Petcha Group, Premonition, Profile21, PTV Group, QUBE Logistics, Ramp, SAP, Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Shoppr Network, SICK, Sotaeria, Stockwell, the Transport And Logistics Centre, TBA, Trimble, WinWorld, XAct Solutions, Victoria University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Sydney. European Network of Living Labs

Australia's Future Logistics Living Lab has joined the European Network of Living Labs as an adherent member.


Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the Living Lab

Chancellor Merkel visits our Living Lab, Oct 2014

Germany's Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel visited NICTA's Living Lab on 17/10/2014.  She was accompanied by Hon. Ian MacFarlane and the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull.  Most commentator's saw this as a recognition of the value of ICT innovation and research and its value to society and the economy.  Click here to see more images of this visit.


Container Control

Container Control conceived in the Living lab is nominated for iAwards New Product Award and CeBIT Buisness Solutions Awards 2013 and wins the Product Innovation Category of The Australian Business Awards 2013!

CeBit Aus 2013 Finalist Logo






Lab participant 1-Stop Connections has a new product as a result of the Living Lab process!


Lab Overview


NSW Government Logo The Living Lab is funded through the Fraunhofer Project Centre in Transport & Logistics at NICTA with support from NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services.

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Click here to see some photos of the Lab!