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Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products

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.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 647 500

Administrative Contact

Emanuele Carpanzano (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 294 875

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 358 750

BASE PROTECTION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

STRATEGIES

France

EU Contribution

€ 432 500

FEDERATION OF THE EUROPEAN SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 107 500

PACAL SHOES S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

VIBRAM SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 245 500

ORTHOLABSPORT S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 128 750

SCHOELLER TEXTIL AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 360 000

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 453 750

CALZATURIFICIO S.C.A.R.P.A. S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 229336

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 709 500

  • EU contribution

    € 3 984 125

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy