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Erasmus+ Strategic Partneship Higher Education
Leader: "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
Budget: 444,482€
Duration: 1/9/2015-31/8/2018 


K4F project aims to contribute the excellence in tertiary level of training and education for product design and development engineering and management by linking the three areas of education, research and business oriented innovation in order to demonstrate good practices of cooperation and to bridge the worlds of education and work.
To achieve this aim the project has the following objectives:

  • to set up a new knowledge platform for transferring research and innovation for leather and footwear,

  • to develop active collaboration among education, business community and research, 

  • to design, test and implement a common curriculum and related e-learning content, which incorporate creative thinking problem solving approach and project-based learning by placement internships into virtual environment.

Target Groups:

  • Students enrolled in Higher Education

  • Professionals involved in top and middle management in footwear companies: managers, designers, engineers and technicians


CTCP-Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal, Portugal
CRE.THI.DEV - Creative Thinking Development, Greece
Virtual Campus Lda, Portugal
CEC-Confederation Europeenne De L'industrie De La Chaussure, Belgium
INESCOP-Instituto Tecnologico Del Calzado Y Connexas, Spain
TTF-Sveuciliste U Zagrebu Tekstilno, Croatia
ICPI-Institutul National De Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Textile Si Pielarie, Romania
TUC- Technical University of Crete, Greece
TUIASI-Gheorghe Asachi Technical University, Romania


Knowledge4Foot - Knowledge Platform for Transferring Research and Innovation in Footwear Manufacturing (K4F)

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