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Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre project shortlisted by the European Commission

May 13, 2024 / Portugal
The LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, coordinated by CTCP, has been recognized by the European Commission for its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of footwear production

Portuguese consortium launches 34 cutting-edge solutions to have the world’s most advanced industry

Apr 29, 2024 / Portugal
As part of a consortium led by Carité and coordinated by CTCP, several companies are working to develop 34 innovative products by the end of next year to make the Portuguese footwear industry the most qualified in the world

Physical and Chemical Tests: What tests should a footwear brand perform on their products?

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to testing in the footwear industry. Learn all about testing and understand what physical and chemical tests are, and which ones are relevant for your products and why

EU Shoes Your Life Jump Out event discusses new approach to STEAM jobs

Dec 22, 2023 / Europe
The EU Jump Out event for the Shoes Your Life (SYL) project, held on the 28th of November in Brussels, debated how digitalization can be used to improve educational opportunities in STEAM careers

A new project is being launched to develop skills in the European fashion industry

Oct 10, 2023 / European Union
The Blueprint MetaSkills4TCLF project aims to transform the way skills in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries are developed by adopting new learning strategies and bringing in new actors

New business models for brands and retailers: what strategies are available for footwear?

Premium ContentSep 26, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to some of the new tools grabbing the attention of businesses and how they can be applied to the footwear industry

Digital FabLab Project has successfully come to an end

Aug 7, 2023 / CEC
Launched in 2021 to contribute the rapid transformation of digital education in the footwear industry, the Erasmus+ Digital FabLab Project, implemented by partners from several European countries, has officially ended

CTCP promotes Bioshoes Creators summer workshop

Jul 3, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre (CTCP) is organizing a summer workshop for designers, footwear technicians, industry professionals and students who want to develop skills in the sector

Portugal: students engage in Shoes Your Life activities using Virtual Reality

Jun 19, 2023 / Portugal
Twenty students participated in the Shoes Your Life learning and training activities in São João da Madeira, Portugal, where it was showcased the project's Virtual Reality App, designed to attract young people to STEAM Education

Materials and Sustainability: How can footwear be more sustainable?

Premium ContentApr 17, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to recycled and recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, and biobased and organic materials. This is the latest from a series dedicated to innovation in the footwear and leather goods industry

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 50 million to be the most modern in the world

Apr 3, 2023 / Portugal
In a project coordinated by the Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal (CTCP), the Portuguese footwear industry is bringing together 45 partners to develop the intelligent factory of the future

EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius applauds the Portuguese Shoes Green Pact initiative

Feb 28, 2023 / Portugal
At the ceremony that introduced the Green Pact for the Portuguese footwear and leather goods cluster to the public, the Commissioner welcomed the initiative, which is “very much in line” with the goals of the European Union on this matter

How can Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) be used by the footwear and leather goods sectors?

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2023 /
Just released! World Footwear Innovation Paper focused on new manufacturing tools available to the footwear and leather goods sectors and understand what 3D printing can do for your business

Portuguese footwear invests in a new generation of products

Jan 23, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear cluster aims to be an international benchmark in the development of sustainable solutions. With that in mind, 50 new products "with a better ecological footprint" are in the pipeline for the next three years

Portuguese Shoe Museum hosts exhibition on sustainability

Jan 2, 2023 / Portugal
The exhibition 'Trend or Future? Footwear and Sustainability' introduces the public to materials, products and innovative actions that point towards a more sustainable footwear production
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