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LEADERSHIP FOR EUROPEAN APPAREL PRODUCTION FROM RESEARCH ALONG ORIGINAL GUIDELINES

Objective

LEAPFROG represents an industry-driven flagship project to achieve, through a joint focussed effort, the necessary scientific-technological breakthrough to transform the entire textile and clothing sector into a flexible knowledge-driven high-tech industry, by using new user-friendly production technologies, factory of the future concepts and innovative organisation models for the entire value-adding network, thereby preserving its long- term competitiveness in an enlarged Europe.

To achieve such industry transformation the LEAPFROG initiative will focus on 3 major objectives:
A leap in productivity and cost efficiency in garment manufacturing. Radical reengineering and intelligent automation of the key tasks in this complex labour-intensive process will lead to an industrial breakthrough and remove the main cause of massive manufacturing localisation away from Europe. A radical move towards rapid customised manufacturing in one of the most demand-volatile sectors through flexibilisation and integration of cost-effective and sustainable processes from fabric processing through to customer delivery. Ever speedier fashion trends and retail order cycles will offer the flexible quick-responding EU manufacturer significant opportunities to exploit his proximity advantage and bring the right product to the right place at shortest notice. A paradigm change in customer service and customer relationship management with a focus on value-adding product-services. Innovative organisation will be developed and integrated within the knowledge based Extended Smart Garment Organisation - the new integrative framework for the organisation of flexible garment manufacturing of the future.

To achieve these ambitious goals, a unique industry-driven consortium of 11 user companies representing the entire chain from yarn to retail, 10 developers of machinery, systems and software, 12 multi-disciplinary research and education centres and 2 European-wide industry associates.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF LEAPFROG TECHNOLOGY
Address
24, Rue Montoyer, Box 10
Brussels
Belgium

Participants (36)

ANGLES TEXTIL SA
Spain
Address
Pla D'avall, 18
Angles - Girona
ASSYST - GESELLSCHAFT FUER AUTOMATISIERUNG, SOFTWARE UND SYSTEME MBH
Germany
Address
Henschelring 15A
Kirchheim
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA
Greece
Address
10, Rizariou Street
Halandri-athens
BEKLEIDUNGSPHYSIOLOGISCHES INSTITUT HOHENSTEIN EV
Germany
Address
Schloss Hohenstein
Boennigheim
BROWZWEAR INTERNATIONAL LTD
Israel
Address
Nirim Street 3
Tel Aviv
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE
Belgium
Address
Rue Montoyer 24 - Boite 2
Brussels
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTILE E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Maia-rua Fernanco Mesquita, 2785
Vila Nova De Famalicao
COLOR WEB GMBH
Germany
Address
Schlossallee 7
Niederwiesa
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
Sesto Fiorentino
D'APPOLONIA S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
DEUTSCHES INSTITUTE FUER TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
Address
Koerschtalstrasse 26
Denkendorf
DIM S.A.S.
France
Address
6 Rue Marius Aufan
Levallois-perret
DOUELOU NV
Belgium
Address
Wetenschapspark 1 - Labo 9
Diepenbeek
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma
FRATELLI PIACENZA SPA
Italy
Address
Regione Cisi
Pollone
GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 190/A
Sovigliana - Vinci
GROUPE FLORY S A
France
Address
4, Rue Du Mans
Cholet
HUGO BOSS AG
Germany
Address
Dieselstrasse 12
Metzingen
IN.CO-INDUSTRIA CONFEZIONI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Pietro Custodi 14
Novara
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue
Ecully
KUKA INNOTEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Zusamstrasse 8
Augsburg
LA REDOUTE SA
France
Address
57 Rue De Blanchemaille
Roubaix
LECTRA SA
France
Address
23 Chemin De Marticot
Cestas
M.T.S. MANIFATTURA TOSCANA SPALMATI S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via G La Pira 25
Signa (Fi)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
PHILIPP MOLL BUERO FUER MODERNE NAEHTECHNOLOGIE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Rottstrasse 19
Aachen
ROBOX S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Sempione 82
Casteletto S. Ticino
SIMONE PERELE SA
France
Address
5/15 Rue Ybry
Neuilly Sur Seine
STAM S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Xx Settembre 18-5
Genova
TEN CATE ADVANCED TEXTILES BV
Netherlands
Address
Campbellweg 30
Nijverdal
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTER AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TXTE-SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
Genova
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Address
Via Brecce Bianche
60131 Ancona
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
24 Rue Du General Dufour
Geneve 4
WILHELM ZULEEG GMBH
Germany
Address
Orter Ringweg 19
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