Connected Cities Research Group members have been involved in a range of academic and consultancy projects, as well as long and short course delivery. Research includes UK funded activities e.g. by Research Councils, the British Council, FP-6 and FP-7 European projects, COST Actions, as well as government funded research.

We are keen in expanding our portfolio and are currently also seeking collaborations from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

GO TRADE Project

This four-year project will support markets and town centres in Great Yarmouth, Gravesend, Castle Point and Basildon as well as some in northern France. 

Dr Andres Coca-Stefaniak, Senior Lecturer at the University and a member of the Tourism Research Centre group, is working with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers led by Dr Petros Ieromonachou, Director of the Connected Cities Research Group.

Consultancy Projects:

Ieromonachou Petros, Lin Yong, Papaix Claire Project SLICE: identifying the elements of the innovation journey for stakeholders in the logistics sector, in regards to the circular economy. Inholland University of Applied Sciences, i3 Centre, University of Greenwich.

Yong Lin, 05/2006 ~ 10/2006, "Supply chain network optimization and strategic plan", £40,000, Suizhou Dali Special Automobile Company".

Yong Lin, 10/2005 ~ 12/2005, "Location selection of the new plant and sup network optimization", £17,400, NanYang JinGuan Ltd.

Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 08/2005 ~ 10/2005, co-PI in the consultancy project of "Feasibility study and strategic development of the Zhengdian logistics center", £23,200, Zhengdian Group.

Yong Lin, 12/2003 ~ 12/2004, "Productivity forecast and optimized production planning and control"., £10,000, Wuhan Steel Ltd.

Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 07/2003 ~ 09/2003, "Strategies of e-commerce and logistics management", £10,000, Double Star Ltd.

Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 02/2002 ~ 05/2002, "Layout design of the Xiamen Haicang Logistics Center", £60,400, Sinotran Ltd.

Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 09/2001 ~ 12/2001, "Optimization and reengineering of the procurement process and inventory control", £9,300, Fengshen Auto Ltd., China.

Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 05/2000 ~ 05/2002, "Development and Implementation of MRP/ERP", £29,000, the WDF Inc., China.

Research Projects:

Nikolas Thomopoulos and Dimitris Potoglou (University of Cardiff) 2017. TaxiRank - Exploring Urban Mobility User Preferences to Create Viable Business Models. University of Greenwich.

JiaPing Xie (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China) and Li Zhou, 2013-2016. Contract Optimization in Closed-loop Product Service Chain in the Era of Internet of Things (71272015), National Nature Science Foundation of China.

Prof Shihua Ma (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, HUST), Yong Lin, 2015-2018, "Study on the key issues of high adaptive customer-to-manufacturer supply chain in the Internet era", £73,000, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC: 71472069).

Li Zhou, Petros Ieromonachou, Yong Lin, 2013-2014. Mapping and Optimization of a Dual Supply Chain: Electric Vehicles – Batteries. University of Greenwich.

Li Zhou, 2013-2014. Research on the development Supply Chain Management On Internet of Things Environment. University of Greenwich.

Yong Lin, 2012-2013, "The impacts of resource scarcity on supply chain risk: Responsible purchasing and supply", £5,000, University of Greenwich (RAE-BUS-06/12).

Yong Lin, 2010-2011, "Low carbon global supply network", £14,000, University of Greenwich (RAE-BUS-007/10).

Prof Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 2007-2009, "The impacts of logistics capability on supply chain competence", £22,100, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 70672040).

Prof Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 2006-2008, "The key technologies of supply-driven quick responsive supply chain collaboration", £75,500, funded by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program, 2006AA04Z153).

Yong Lin, 2006-2008, "Strategies of component commonality and its inventory model with objectives of shortening delivery time", £19,000, funded by the NSFC (70502015).

Prof Rongqiu Chen (HUST), Prof. Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 2004-2008, "New technologies and methods of production and operations management in the era of time-based competition", £116,100, funded by the NSFC (70332001).

Prof Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 2001-2003, "Management strategies of shortening multi-stage response time in the supply chain", £18,600, funded by the 863 Program (2001AA414110).

Prof Shihua Ma, Yong Lin, 2000-2003, "Challenges and strategies of production management under the context of mass customization", £13,900, funded by the NSFC (79970026).

Yong Lin (PI) "Programme design and development training and consulting", funded by Shanghai Business School, £23.5K, 08/2018 – 08/2019.

Yong Lin (Co-PI) "Location-inventory problem of e-retailing with differentiated delivery time and price strategies", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), CNY 310, 000 (£34K). 01/2018 - 12/2020.

Yong Lin (Co-PI) "Study of the key issues for customer-to-manufacturer supply chain management with high adaptability in the Internet era", NSFC (71472069), CNY 650, 000 (£71K). 01/2015 - 12/2018.