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Custom, Environment, and Comfort made shoe

Objective

Manufacturing in developed countries has declined in many sectors including footwear, largely caused by labour intensive processes accompanied by high labour costs. However, it is largely acknowledged that manufacturing cannot be lost. This is particularly true for the footwear sector, since preserving a shoe making capability in Europe is considered vital for the future of the sector, in terms of employment, quality of products, service contents and kind of entrepreneurship of European companies While the sector in Europe needs to transform itself from an industry driven, Resource Based activity to a market led Knowledge Based activity, it is essential that it maintains its advantage in style and fashion. To build a Knowledge Society and a Knowledge Manufacturing does not mean to concentrate only on the Style and Design phase but it also means to be able to master the whole product and process life cycle adding value (knowledge and intangible) to each phase. To this end a breakthrough strategy, based on R&D regarding products, processes, materials, organization and a widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies, are proposed. It consists of creating and implementing, through the mechanism of the Integrated Project, a Knowledge Producing and Transforming Community (KPTC), encompassing from foresight to implementation of the Research - Industrial Innovation value chain, capable of:
Perceiving strategic changes in human, societal, economical needs and technological potentials as a permanent foresight body
Making plans and providing resources for developing knowledge concerning products, processes, materials and organizations and turning such knowledge into industrial technology Transferring and implementing it into products, processes, materials, organizations considering their interrelated life cycles, thus developing new generations represented by their respective knowledge Manufacturing in developed countries has declined in many

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-IST-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CONFACDACRATION EUROPACENNE DE LINDUSTRIE DE LA CHAUSSURE
Address
Rue Frana§ois Bossaerts 53
1030 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (15)

ARISTON-NORD-WEST-RING EG
Germany
Address
Nord-west-ring-strasse 11
Mainhausen
BRITISH FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
5 Portland Place
London
CENTRALNE LABORATORIUM PRZEMYSTU OBUWNICZEGO
Poland
Address
Zakopianska 9
Krakow
COMPOSAN ADHESIVOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Ctra. Agost, 59
San Vicente Del Raspeig
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
P.le Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
FALC SPA
Italy
Address
Contrada San Domenico 24
Civitanova Marche
GESTVAR - INFORMATICA E GESTAO DE EMPRESAS, LDA
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Alto Da Torre 100
Esmoriz
HUGO BOSS INDUSTRIES
Switzerland
Address
Via Sant' Apollonia 32
Coldrerio
INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Feup, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, N°378
Porto
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
OBRADOR ADHESIVOS INTERNACIONAL S.L.
Spain
Address
Avda Del Mediterraneo 67
Petrel
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Address
Dipartimento Dell'istruzione E Della Cultura Residenza Governativa
Bellinzona
SILLER AG
Germany
Address
Wannenäckerstrasse 43
Heilbronn
STEEB ANWENDUNGSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Heilbronner Str. 4
Abstatt/heilbronn
STRING SRL
Italy
Address
Via Eleonora Duse, 6
Vigevano