The platform intends to meet the need for footwear companies and higher education providers across Europe to boost footwear students and professionals’ research and innovation skills. “The idea for this platform and the course resulted from analysing that the latest advances in research and innovation were not being successfully transferred to companies in the footwear sector due to professionals’ lack of adequate innovation knowledge and skills”, says CEC.

The project leader, the Technical University of Lasi in Romania, and the other partners call on all European footwear companies and education providers to use and benefit from this Knowledge4Foot platform, which will be soon available for free at www.knowledge4foot.eu.