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Design Of customeR dRiven shOes and multi-siTe factorY

Objective

Shoe Manufacturing in Europe faces an intense and growing competitive pressure brought forth by low-wage countries.To maintain competitiveness DOROTHY promotes a response based on the transformation of shoe industry and related business model meant to strengthen Europe’s ability to compete in terms of high added value for the customer (as cost-based competition is not compatible with the goal of maintaining the Community’s social and sustainability standards). This transformation relies, on one hand, on the development of tools for the design of customer driven adding value shoes and, on the other hand, on the realization of tools for the design, configuration and reconfiguration of flexible multi-site multi-nation production plants, meant to manufacture those customer driven shoes. DOROTHY mission is to “design customer driven shoes everywhere, manufacture them intelligently anywhere” as a crucial challenge for shoe industry to gain competitiveness in the global markets, also through better cooperation (and not only to compete) with low-wage countries. In order to address this challenge and to support the proposed new paradigm, DOROTHY fosters three main scientific and technological objectives and their corresponding research clusters: 1- Design tools for the intelligent customer driven and customer fit shoe, as added-value product/service; 2- Tools for advanced industrial engineering design of multi-site and multi-nation production systems and factories, based on the customer driven shoe; 3- New business models associated with the above mentioned paradigm, meant to support it; Given the global challenge addresses, the proposal is coupled with an IMS initiative

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 493 786,99
Administrative Contact
Paolo Pedrazzoli (Dr.)

Participants (13)

HUGO BOSS TICINO SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 178 324,20
Address
Via Sant Apollonia 32
6877 Coldrerio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Germann (Ms.)
ALPINA TOVARNA OBUTVE DD ZIRI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 192 917
Address
Strojarska Ulica 2
4226 Ziri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Zupan (Mr.)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 419 454,09
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Castellani (Mr.)
INSPIRE AG FUR MECHATRONISCHE PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 333 152,70
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens Bathelt (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 207,11
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Constantinescu (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 918,62
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Papakostas (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 274,92
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marco Sacco (Dr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 296 810,74
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques York (Mr.)
C.T.C. SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 54 295,11
Address
169 Via Delle Prata 169
53048 Sinalunga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Lucisano (Dr.)
UCS, KUPCU PRILAGOJENI PROIZVOIDI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 247 148,40
Address
Sinja Gorica 106B
1360 Vrhnika
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Kopač (Mr.)
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 193 548,12
Address
Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Papanikolopoulos (Mr.)
VIOMICHANIA YPODIMATON D.I. FEIDAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 269 600
Address
Karamanli Avenue 150
13671 Acharnes - Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Fidas - Ntais (Mr.)
DECATHLON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 100 275
Address
Boulevard De Mons 4
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Cornet (Mr.)