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Together with you who work in a city, a region, academia, institute and business, we at CLOSER want to create new collaborations and projects. All to develop freight transport systems that make it possible to live and work in cities and in the countryside on human terms. But also that Sweden's business community can compete with sustainable products and services.

Based on the challenges that exist in today's society, we start and run projects together with our partners in the areas of City Logistics, Energy Supply, Long-distance transport and Digitized logistics.

What do we do within CLOSER?

Here you can read about the projects we are part of or have been part of. Do you want to know more about the projects, get in touch with a participating party or get involved in a project? Do not hesitate to contact us!

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Accelerate the electrification of forestry transport

Forestry transport accounts for a significant part of our emissions and is a challenging area to electrify. The aim of the Accelerate the electrification of forestry transport project is to contribute...

A Scandinavian charging infrastructure for electric trucks

The aim of the project is to promote intra- and interregional, sustainable, interoperable electrified transport systems.
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AI Driven Mobility

The goal of the project is to create a network for organizations and individuals that can drive change in sustainable mobility, increase knowledge and awareness of AI and its potential for the...
AI Enhanced Mobility

AI Enhanced Mobility

AI Enhanced Mobility is a collaboration project where we will together build knowledge, experience and new collaborations within AI application for the sustainable mobility system of the future. The...
E-handel 2021


E-commerce in Sweden is growing by the day. And we need to work together to make Swedish e-commerce more sustainable! A large number of organisations in Swedish commerce have now decided to...
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Automation is considered an important enabler for more efficient freight transport systems. This project addresses the issues surrounding a relatively unexplored aspect of freight transport systems...
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Automated logistics services

To create conditions for sustainable urban and regional development there needs to be efficient transportation to, from and within cities and regions. In order to increase efficiency in freight...
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Biogas for heavy vehicles

The challenge of converting the freight transport sector to fossil-free energy will require more than one type of energy source. Electrification is one promising alternative for urban distribution in...
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Blue Supply Chains

Shipping is facing major challenges to reduce the need for fossil fuels. The transition that we see in other industries, and not least for road transport, also needs to take place for the maritime...
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For more than two decades, the EU has invested in research and innovation through various framework programs, e.g. FP5 (1998-2002), FP6 (2002-2006), FP7 (2007-2013), and the ongoing Horizon 2020 (2014...
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The COMBINE project aimed to enhance the share of combined transport (CT) in the Baltic Sea Region to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. The project has gained a lot of...
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DenCity is a collaboration between parties from academia, society and business. Together, we have developed and tested solutions for sustainable personal and freight mobility. Here we present our...
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DenCity - Preliminary study

In order to create a sustainable and attractive urban environment, there is a need for well-planned freight transport and public transportation. The Vinnova-financed preliminary study DenCity will...
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DenCity level 2

DenCity develops innovative solutions for sustainable passenger and freight mobility in dense neighborhoods, with high standards of attractiveness, accessibility and sustainability. DenCity stands for...

Digitization of freight transport chains

In the spring of 2017, a new project started, which was coordinated by CLOSER with Lund University of Technology as technical project manager. The project was called Digitization of freight transport...
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DUO2 was an HCT project, we developed and conducted trials on the Gothenburg-Malmö / Helsingborg route via the E6 between Schenker's terminals in each city. The test combinations are “DUO-trailer” (a...
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The objective of e-COMSTRAT is to provide new knowledge about how municipalities can achieve an improved urban environment through access to delivery data. By taking part in delivery data, e-COMSTRAT...
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Effective, sustained and connected logistics systems

Increased digitalization and connectivity in logistics, as well as the transition to renewable fuels for freight transportation, are the starting points for several feasibility studies now in progress...


The transition to a transportation system based on renewable energy will likely mean that electric-powered trucks will be used, especially in urban areas. Electric-powered vehicles reduce or eliminate...
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The forest products industry faces the challenge of reducing carbon emissions without losing competitiveness. More energy-efficient road transport, featuring heavier and longer vehicles, is part of...
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Extended gates

Extended Gates is a project that will lead to reduced congestion and environmental impacts from heavy vehicles adjacent to ports and terminals. The study is coordinated and projects led by Closer and...
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Feasibility studies for digitizing logistics chains

Using innovative digital technology, new conditions are being created to enhance the efficiency of the logistics and transport systems of the future. Innovations and effective business models are...
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FEDeRATED is an open data sharing infrastructure for smooth, safe and sustainable freight transport and logistics in Europe and its trading partner countries.
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Who are we who work at CLOSER?

We are specialists in running projects. We are really good at putting together the right team and leading projects so that together we can have a society on human terms.