10 July 2024 — News, Press Releases, Projects

Step into the future of footwear with Shoe 5.0!

Step into the future of footwear with the groundbreaking Shoe 5.0 project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. This visionary initiative recently received a prestigious gold medal at the EUROINVENT exhibition in Iasi, Romania, where it dazzled alongside 647 other innovative exhibits from across 34 countries. But what exactly does Shoe 5.0 offer that is turning heads in the industry?

The consortium spanning Belgium, Romania, Italy, Portugal, and Spain recently gathered in Iasi, Romania, to map out the next frontier for European footwear. The goal? To equip the footwear industry with the skills and mindset needed to leap into Industry 5.0 – a realm where sustainability, technology, and human-centric practices harmoniously converge.

Delving deep into the very fabric of footwear production, Shoe 5.0 is not just redefining roles – it is creating them. The I5.0 footwear architect is a new profile specialising in the interaction of machines and operators, as well as robotics and artificial intelligence. Additional key profiles that will be developed by the project include footwear technical manager, footwear manufacturing operator, footwear designer/pattern maker, and maintenance technician.

But it does not stop there. Armed with cutting-edge resources like the innovative skills scanning tool, which delivers tailored learning pathways, Shoe 5.0 is paving the way for a personalised educational experience, customised to fit each individual’s interests and aspirations.

What is next? Augmented Reality (AR) steps onto the stage. Imagine an educational app buzzing with challenges that link seamlessly to the learning units developed by the project, available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian, for a truly wide reach. This is not just learning – it is living the future of footwear firsthand. And the excitement does not end there. As the sun sets on summer, Shoe 5.0 partners are gearing up to pilot their revolutionary learning units in Spain, Portugal, Romania, and Italy.

So, if your company or vocational training centre is ready to make waves in the industry, reach out to Shoe 5.0’s partners today. You can also follow the progress of the Erasmus+ Shoe 5.0 project on our website.

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The Shoe 5.0 project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.