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SciLED - Footwear in the 21st century: New skills for the design of drastically improved comfort , sustainable, fashion - oriented and scientifically - led footwear products


Erasmus+  Knowledge Alliance

Leader: Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași (Romania)

Duration: 01/1/2019 - 31/12/2021

Budget: 777.853,00 € €

Ref.No.: 601137-EPP-1-2018-1-RO-EPPKA2-KA

The project aims to equip the footwear sector with updated high-level skills required to meet the increasing consumer demands for personalised, differentiated and sustainable products, and at the same time, to make the related job openings more attractive to young people with modern curricula and innovative learning methods. Through specific training modules and innovative methodologies, workers will be upskilled and will develop the necessary competences for the current and new occupations required by the labour market.


  • To analyse the product life-cycle and the parameters that affect footwear quality with respect to sustainability, comfort and performance 

  • To introduce technologies and innovative computer-based tools such as human-bio models and simulation scenarios 

  • To implement adapted educational training programmes

  • To collaborate for a higher education and research institutes with companies

  • To refine and improve the curricula of a Footwear Designer and a Product Manager

Download the factsheet here.


European Confederation of the Footwear Industry - CEC (Belgium)
Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal -CTCP (Portugal) 

Instituto Technológico del Calzado y Conexas - INESCOP (Spain)
Evathink, S.L. (Spain)
Universitas Miguel Hernandez (Spain)
University of the Aegean (Greece)
Cre Thi Dev (Greece)
Activ Orthopedic (Romania)
Politecnico Milano (Italy)
Vibram (Italy)
Klaveness (Portugal)
Virtual Campus (Portugal)
ELSEVIE (Greece)


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