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Project designation | BioShoes4all - Innovation and Capacity Building of the Footwear Industry for Sustainable Bioeconomy

Main objective | BioShoes4All aims to contribute to the transformation of the Footwear and Fashion Cluster into an Inclusive and Sustainable Ecosystem, mobilizing the entire value chain of the footwear industry. The project is based on 5 pillars of intervention, namely: in biomaterials; in ecological footwear; in circular economy, in advanced production technologies, and in capacity building and promotion.

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Technological area | Various

Activity sector | Footwear

Beneficiary Entities | The complete BioShoes4All consortium includes 70 partners: 12 footwear and leather goods manufacturing companies, 13 leather companies, 12 materials and component companies, 1 bioresource company, 5 chemical product companies, 5 production technology and software companies, 1 retail company (Sonae), 2 associations, 1 Colab, and 18 Non-Business Entities of the Research and Innovation System (ENESII):

APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e seus Sucedâneos; Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal; 3DC – Intelligent Nature, Lda.; SKYPRO, S.A.; A. Castro & Filhos Lda.; Aquitex - Acabamentos Químicos Têxteis, S.A.; ALOFT, Lda.; AMF, Lda.; A Penteadora – Sociedade Industrial de Penteação e Fiação de Lãs, S.A.; ATLANTA – Componentes para Calçado, Lda.; AUSTRA – Associação de Utilizadores do Sistema de Tratamento de Águas Residuais de Alcanena; Curtumes Boaventura, Lda.; Carité – Calçados, Lda.; CEI – Companhia de Equipamentos Industriais, Lda.; CENTITVC – Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes; CIPADE – Indústria e Investigação de Produtos Adesivos, S.A.; Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtil e do Vestuário Portugal; COMPONIT, Lda.; Conceição Rosa Pereira & Ca. Lda.; Couro Azul – Indústria e Comércio de Couros, S.A.; C.T.I.C – Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias do Couro; Curtumes Aveneda, Lda.; Curtumes Ibéria, S.A.; CVR – Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos; DERMA – LEATHER Comércio e Indústria de Peles, S.A.; DEMOSCORE, Lda.; DIAS RUIVO – Curtumes e Produtos Industriais, Lda.; DREAMPLAS, Lda.; ERT - Têxtil Portugal, S.A.; EURODAVIL – Indústria de Calçado, Lda.; Fábrica de Curtumes Rutra, Lda.; UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO - Faculdade de Ciências; UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO - Faculdade de Engenharia; ForestWISE - Laboratório Colaborativo para a Gestão Integrada da Floresta e do Fogo; Fortunato O. Frederico & Ca. Lda.; IDEPA – Indústria de Passamanarias, Lda.; INDUCOL – Indústria de Peleteria Cruz Costa, S.A.; INDUTAN – Comércio e Indústria de Peles, S.A.; INEGI - Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial; INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologias e Ciência; Instituto Politécnico de Bragança; Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto; Joaquim Francisco Inácio, Sucessores, S.A.; Luz Costa & Rodrigues, Lda.; LIAGO – Comércio e Indústria de Calçado Lda.; Instituto Politécnico de Leiria; LIPOR – Serviço Intermunicipalizado de Gestão de Resíduos do Grande Porto; LUSOCAL – Artigos para Calçado, S.A.; Miguel Oliveira, Sucessores, S.A.; Monteiro Ribas Revestimentos, S.A. OFICINAWARE – Informática, Lda.; PIEP Associação - Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros; LORCOL – Indústria de Colas e Produtos Químicos, Lda.; SILOS de LEIXÕES, Unipessoal, Lda.; PROCALÇADO – Produtora de Componentes para Calçado, S.A.; PRODYALCA – Comércio de Produtos Químicos, Lda.; RAIZ – Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel; RODIRO – Fábrica de Calçado S.A.; ROPAR – Fabrico de Calçado Ortopédico, S.A.; SAVANA - Calçados, S.A.; SOFTIDEIA – Informação Automática, Lda.; SOFTLEATHER - Comércio de Peles, Lda.; MC Shared Services, S.A.; TECMACAL – Equipamentos Industriais, S.A.; Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Universidade de Coimbra; Universidade do Minho; Vasconcelos & Ca. Lda.; ZIPOR – Equipamentos e Tecnologia Industrial, S.A.; RAP – Industrial, Lda.;

Approval date | 02/18/2022

Start date | 7/1/2022

Completion date | 12/31/2025

Total eligible cost | €41,000,000.00



Description, objectives and results

BioShoes4All's main objective is to contribute to the transformation of the Footwear and Fashion Cluster into an Inclusive and Sustainable Ecosystem, mobilizing the entire value chain, aiming to:

1. Satisfy and anticipate human, environmental and economic needs and promote the potential of bio-resources and technologies, new and emerging, in the development of innovative solutions for materials, processes, products and services, useful for society and marketable by the cluster in the market global.

2. Promote the evolution of the cluster towards the production of biomaterials and circular products, advanced and digital technologies and new business and commercialization models, with high technological content and differentiation potential, capable of generating significant, transversal and comprehensive impacts throughout the cluster , contributing to the recovery, resilience and competitiveness of the country.

3. Contribute to the increase of applied research; the transformation of knowledge into processes, products and services required by companies and society; the demonstration of industrializable solutions to boost the multiplier effect in the economic system; and the qualification of human resources aimed at creating and internalizing a culture that stimulates qualified employment and innovation.

4. Consolidate the Portuguese footwear industry as one of the main European producers, maintaining a strong national production base, guided by high standards of sustainability and social responsibility, contributing to the goals of sustainable development, promoting economic prosperity and well-being, based on the efficient reuse of resources, carbon neutrality and digitalisation.

CVR will contribute to the third pillar of BioShoes4All, entitled Circular Economy. With the objective of creating a management model for the flows of post-consumer footwear and waste from the footwear industry, based on the principles of the circular economy to identify better opportunities regarding the recovery of waste, lower environmental impacts and stimulation of industrial symbiosis.

To achieve these objectives, the CVR will carry out research for the treatment and recycling of polymeric waste, waste composites from the manufacture and finishing of components and post-consumer footwear and studies of incorporation of polymers in other industries.




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