Examples of potential functions are: shared e-mobility, recycling disposal point, do-it-yourself machinery rental, co-working spaces, or social work. Multifunctional hubs that combine logistical, societal and economic functions have hardly ever been studied nor implemented. Questions in this regard are: which functions can be integrated in a hub? How to create added value to private and public organisations and the local community? What business models are suitable? And what are the design and implementation criteria? A variety of potential users of the hub have been identified: citizens, employees, shop-owners, logistics services providers, technical service providers, suppliers of food and/or non-food products, and waste collectors.
This conference session will be practically oriented by discussing two case studies. This is done in collaboration with: 1) Business Association WEST in Groningen and 2) Business Investment Zone Knowledge Mile in Amsterdam.
Speakers: Sjouke van der Vlugt, Susanne Balm and Bram Kin.