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Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products

Objective

Ongoing social and economic globalization processes will offer major challenges on the global market for consumer oriented manufacturing sectors. In particular, the shoes and gloves markets are expected to grow by more than 25% within the next 5 years, and the market niches for high value added shoes and gloves are expected to grow even faster. As a consequence there is today a unique opportunity for the European Footwear and Sport Industries to improve their competitiveness on such market segments. To face such a challenge the present project will develop a new engineering framework for both products & processes integrating: new technologies and devices to integrate the consumer in shoes and gloves conception, specification and design; innovative 3D knowledge based integrated design tools; micro and nano devices providing shoes and gloves with innovative sensing and actuating functionalities; innovative high-performing materials with self-adaptive capabilities; adaptive production processes and technologies; new bio-materials and clean production processes. The expected outcome of the proposed project will be an integrated technology framework for the engineering of fully personalised shoes and gloves based on a 3 to 5 days time-to-market criterion. Such a framework will be validated and assessed on pilot production lines, and new differentiated consumer-centred shoes and gloves will be delivered as fully engineered prototypes. Main objectives of present project proposal are to raise competitiveness of the European Footwear and Sport Industry on the shoes and gloves high value added global market niches, so giving the opportunity to many European companies along the considered value chains to grow by more than 25% in the next 5 years; and to improve consumers satisfaction and well being through differentiated, comfortable, safe, healthy, affordable and sustainable user centred high value added shoes and gloves.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 647 500
Administrative Contact
Emanuele Carpanzano (Dr.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 875
Address
C/ Alemania 102 Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raúl Segura (Mr.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 750
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Gil (Ms.)
BASE PROTECTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 000
Address
Via Bruxelles 7
70051 Barletta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mauro Di Molfetta (Mr.)
STRATEGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 432 500
Address
Rue De Villeneuve 41/43
94583 Rungis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Pierre Pedeboy (Mr.)
FEDERATION OF THE EUROPEAN SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Rue Belliard 20
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bichi (Mr.)
PACAL SHOES S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
C/sor Josefa Alcorta 37
03204 Elche (Alicante)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Dura (Mr.)
VIBRAM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 500
Address
Cristoforo Colombo 5
21041 Albizzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosanna Disabella (Ms.)
ORTHOLABSPORT S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Corso Porta Ticinese 105
20100 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Duchini (Mr.)
SCHOELLER TEXTIL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 17
9475 Sevelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Polet (Mr.)
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 453 750
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chiara Tagliaferri (Ms.)
CALZATURIFICIO S.C.A.R.P.A. S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Via E.fermi 1
31011 Asolo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Parisotto (Mr.)