CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

UPSCALE OF AN INNOVATIVE, PIONEER AND SUSTAINABLE BIOMATERIAL (BacLEATHER) FOR THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 855512

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

PATENT SHOES SL

Spain

Project description

English EN

Leather alternative captures footwear brands interest

The leather industry accounts for a USD 100 billion market that involves cruel and inefficient processes, including the culling of billions of animals. While leather manufacturers have a huge impact on the environment, there have been no noted alternatives to natural leather. BacLEATHER offers a leather-like biomaterial option. This material is produced by bacterial fermentation through proprietary technology that effectively mimics leather characteristics. Noted shoe companies have already been able to produce the material in short series. Collaborations have already been formed with leading footwear brands. BacLEATHER hopes to enter the fast growing leather-like market and achieve a five-year cumulative cash flow of EUR 16.75 million within five years.

Coordinator

PATENT SHOES SL

Address

Calle Feijoo 18 Primero Izquierdo
28010 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 855512

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

PATENT SHOES SL

Spain