The main objective of the present proposal is to complement the FP6 instruments and to stimulate, encourage and facilitate
the participation of FOOTWEAR and FOOTWEAR COMPONENTS manufacturer SMEs, small research teams,
research centres, as well as those organisations from the Candidate Countries in the activities of the priority thematic areas
related, in Integrated Projects (IPs) and Networks of Excellence (NoEs). The specific objectives of this ETI proposal are:
The stimulation of technological innovation by supporting activities concerning the gathering, analysis and
dissemination of information on S&T developments, applications and markets
The participation of SMEs/SME Groupings in FP6, particularly in Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence
of potential interest for the shoe and auxiliary industry.
The activities would be (initially) mainly related to Priority 3 objectives NMP-2002-188.8.131.52-3 - The creation of "knowledge
communities ands Priority 2 objectives IST-2002-184.108.40.206 - Products and service engineering 2010".
The European footwear industry lacks today competitiveness to bring its manufacturing position in the EU in balance with
its fashion influence around the world. Europe as a manufacturing cluster looses attractiveness. The industry keeps a world
influence but this kind of industry needs an IP to support a breakthrough strategy for its future. SMES are the main actors
of the European Shoe Industry and need to participate under different mechanisms to undertake the results of IPs and to
provide feedback to NoE, orienting long-term research towards specific needs.
The project measurable objectives are:
Number of Technology audits: 100
SMEs incorporated to IPs: 100
Number of Take-up actions implemented: 10
Financial resources mobilised: 25M euros
Number of European Research project submitted:
o CRAFT and Collective: 10
o STREP: 5
o SME incorporated: 75
o Financial resources #
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action
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