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ISSUE

01

Upcoming Events

MARCH
2014

The 15-th Romanian Textile and Leather Conference

Creative Transfer of Competence in 3D


Footwear CAD to VET Professionals

CORTEP'2014

Project
development

The Conference focuses on the latest advances in textiles and leather and the
multidisciplinary aspect of the textiles & leather fields. It will take place at Poiana Brasov,

this issue

Romania, on 4-6 September 2014. http://www.cortep.tuiasi.ro/

Introduction to INGA 3D P.1


As part of their reports, all
partners started to prepare
contact databases with
national bodies/authorities,
universities, VET schools
and centres, professional
organisation/ association,
other relevant educational
institutions, & enterprises.
The contact details of
stakeholders and target
groups will be used within
the framework of several
working packages: WP3,
WP5, WP6 and WP7.
Activities
have
been
implemented through full
analysis of existing best
practice
in
teaching/
training
courses
on
footwear computer aided
design
among
other
European
projects,
initiatives and learning
providers.
The findings of national
reports will be transformed
in a complete description of
the user profile in terms of
skills and competencies to
be acquired by VET
professionals in order to
perform
teaching/training
activities
in
footwear
computer aided design.

Next

meeting

will

take

place in Iasi, Romania, on

The rationale P.2


INGA 3D Partners P.3
Upcoming Events P.4

The 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials and


Systems ICAMS 2014
Will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on October 23-25, 2014. The attendees will
discuss issues of smart and functional materials and biomaterials, systems and
technologies,

including

new

methods,

and

innovative

applications.

Project
development

http://www.icams.ro/

Introduction to INGA 3D

The ANQUEICCEBIOTEC 2014 Congresses

The first meeting of INGA


3D project took place in
Elda, Spain, on the 4th and
5th
December
2013,
organized
by
partner
INESCOP.

On 1st-4th July 2014, Madrid will be holding an unprecedented Event, as ANQUE and
SEBIOT join their efforts to organise The ANQUE ICCE BIOTEC 2014 Congresses on
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, a meeting point of scientific and
technological new trends in Science, the key for a better life.

Gheorghe
Asachi
Technical
University of Iasi
B-dul D. Mangeron No.29, 700050,
Iasi, Romania
Tel: +40 232 278 683/1267
http://www.tex.tuiasi.ro/
Email: amihai@tex.tuiasi.ro

During these first months of


the project partners have
been
working
on
the
definition of peer learning
scenarios for topics related
to footwear computer aided
design (WP3).
The main functionalities and
modules of the Icad 3D+
software
have
been
presented in Elda meeting
by partner RED 21. A video
is available on partners site
http://www.red21.es/en/hom
e/ for being further studied
by all partners.

Contact:

6th-7th May 2014.

INGA 3D issue 1

processing

This project has been funded with support


from the European Commission. This
publication reflects the views only of the
author, and the Commission cannot be held
responsible for any use which may be made of
the information contained therein.

Partners INESCOP and


RED
21
(donors
of
innovation)
started
to
perform the analysis of the
best practices that they
experienced with Icad 3D+
software
solution
for
footwear industry.

All over Europe, one critical problem of


VET study programs is the gap between
the level of technical knowledge and
professional skills that the learners
acquire trough the process of learning in
VET schools and the required
competencies asked by employers.
There is lack of tangible outcomes on
footwear computer aided design ready
to be transformed into training tools that
incorporate high quality pedagogic
approach and methodology.
The process of learning is becoming
very difficult if the teacher / trainer does
not understand this complexity and if
he/she is not able to transform this
complexity into learning procedures and
tools based on pedagogical and
methodological approaches oriented to
the learner needs for learning.
The INGA 3D project aims to transfer
and
extend
innovative
software
solutions and 3D technologies for
computer-aided footwear design. This
will
be
achieved
through
four
complementary activities:

by transferring the innovation


from Spain to other countries,
namely Romania, Portugal, and
UK;
by developing skills and
competencies in 3D footwear
computer-aided design in VET
professionals (teachers, trainers
and tutors) so that they can teach
ICT based technical courses that
support creativity and innovation
among
their
own
VET
students/trainees;
by developing new training
content and supportive e-learning
tools based on units of learning
outcomes and competencies. This
will ensure effective assessment,
evaluation and validation;
by setting up
Learning Platform.

an

Online

http://inga3d.eu/

The rationale...
The new Erasmus+ programme
aims to support actions in the

Icad 3D+
software - basis
for INGA 3D
project

fields of Education, Training,


Youth and Sport for the period
2014-2020.

Erasmus+

replaces

seven programmes

bringing

Project Partners

INGA 3D PARTNERS
Universitatea Tehnica
Gheorghe Asachi Iasi

together

the

Lifelong

Learning

Programme

(Erasmus,

Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius


and

the

Grundtvig)
Youth

in

Action

programme

five international cooperation


programmes
Mundus,

(Erasmus
Tempus,

Alfa,

Edulink, the programme for


cooperation
industrialised

with
countries)

the new sport action.

Source:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/eras
mus-plus_en
http://ec.europa.eu/programme
s/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

The Icad 3D+ system is based on


INESCOPs own Technologies
which has been developed over the
years, partially with the support of
European and national funding, in
particular:
CEC-MADE-SHOE project (FP
VI): it permitted to develop all
the elements related to accurate
flattening from 3D last to 2D
pieces, in order to guarantee a
perfect fitting.
SSHOES project (FP VII): it
has permitted to develop
specific modules for customized
products, in particular for the
last sector, providing an
engineering framework which
makes possible to get data from
patients and to run a digital
procedure from data to the final
shoe, including its components.
FIT4U project -FP VII: it has
focused efforts in developing
3D design solutions for insole
design in an integrated way with
other footwear elements and its
manufacturing.
FOOTMORPHING project national R&D program: it has
concentrated efforts in the field
of getting measuring solutions
to compare digital foot with
digital last and obtaining criteria
for its modification in order to
ensure good fitting.
The latest 3 D technologies and the
newest commercial version of the
software to be transferred have been
developed by P1 - INESCOP and
P5- RED 21, within the framework
of another FP 7 research project,
titled

IDEAfoot - Innovative design and


manufacturing systems for small
series production for European
footwear companies.
Apart from the research projects
which support the 3D technologies
included in Icad 3D+ software
product which are going to be
transferred in the framework of this
proposal, INESCOP dedicates own
resources to the development and
transfer of the 3D Technologies to
the footwear and components
sectors as well as to educational
schemes for the benefit of future
professionals which need to be
trained in the 3D design of
footwear. Thus INESCOP will share
good practices for straightening the
link between the project target
group - VET professionals- and the
real working life from footwear
companies.
This footwear CAD method gives
an immediate feedback both to
teacher/trainer
and
to
student/trainee, mainly because of
the 3D technology for visualizing
the footwear prototypes in a virtual
space which is incorporated into the
transferred product.
Based on the hereby-transferred 3D
technology and software solution,
the knowledge and the skills for
developing patterns and footwear
prototypes will be transmitted by
VET teachers and trainers to their
students and trainees in a dynamic
and effective way.

It will stimulate creative thinking


among VET students and trainees,
and it will increase attractiveness of
VET study/training programs.
The Icad 3D+ software has a user
manual but this is not user friendly
for VET professionals in terms of
units structure, pedagogy and
didactic methodologies.
Also,
demonstrations and multimedia
supportive material is missing.
The Icad 3D+ software will be
installed on computers in the
receiver partners' training facilities;
initial training sessions will be
supported by partners P1 and P5 to
partners' staff.
The entire partnership will work to
produce, test and evaluate new
results:
3D Footwear Computer Aided
Design - Handbook: the new
training
content
will
be
designed in an effective
educational
approach
to
modules/units of learning and
competence.
3D Footwear Computer Aided
Design - Guide for VET
teachers, trainers and tutors:
multimedia supportive tool.
Online Learning Platform

Find out more about ICAD 3D+


at: http://www.red21.es/en/home/

The Gheorghe Asachi Technical


University of Iasi has been recently
classified
as
university
of
advanced research and education
according with the Ministry Order
MECTS no.5262/2011, and it is
accredited by the National Agency
for Scientific Research as being a
component institution of the
national
research
and
development
system
(ANCS
decision no.9708/ 29.07.2009). In
2009 TUIASI has been awarded
with the highly trusted level
certificate by the Romanian
Agency for Quality Assurance in
Higher Education (ARACIS).

The facultys study programs are


bringing together all Bologna levels
undergraduate, master and
doctoral. The faculty has the only
one certified doctoral study
program (included into industrial
engineering domain) for textile,
clothing
and
footwear
from
Romania. Also, the faculty is
offering technological transfer,
research, consultancy, and training
support to Romanian companies.
The faculty has strong connection
with the industry, and over the
years it has created an effective
networking between university and
business community. Also, the
faculty
is
offering
national
assessment exams and courses
for teachers/tutors from footwear
and textile industry.

Virtual

Find out more at:

partnered with

Campus

staff

The Faculty of Textiles, Leather


and
Industrial
Management
Engineering within university is
known at European and national
level for its high quality study
programs in textile, knitting,
chemical
finishing,
clothing,
leather,
footwear
and
management.

http://www.tex.tuiasi.ro/

B-dul Prof.D. Mangeron, 67

multidisciplinary team with academic

70050 Iasi

background in areas such as:

ROMANIA

Education, Psychology, Engineering,


Management and

Information

INESCOP-Instituto

Systems.

Technologico del Calzado,


Staff experience includes participation
and coordination of projects financed by
National

and

programmes like

European

ESF,

LEONARDO,

SOCRATES,

IST,

Campus

has close

also

EQUAL. Virtual
links

with

Polgono Industrial Campo


Alto. C/Alemania, 102,
03600, ELDA
SPAIN

external consultants for other specific


areas of expertise. Located in Porto,
North

Portugal, Virtual

strong relations

Campus has

with

various

Virtual Campus, Lda.


Av. Ferno Magalhes,

Universities and Companies in the

716, 1

region

4200-072 Porto

and

has
Local

Authorities, enterprise

The Gheorghe Asachi Technical


University
of
Iasi
has
undergraduate, graduate, doctoral
and postdoctoral study programs,
as well as scientific research units
within 14 domains of research, 10
of them being classified as A
category, according with the
Education Law no. 1/2011 and with
the
governmental
decision
HG.789/2011.

form

successfully
and

Regional

associations

PORTUGAL

and specialized companies.

RED 21 SL, Spain


Our vision is to actively promote the
development of the Knowledge Society

Avenida General Marv, 32

by supporting public and private entities

Entlo, 03004, ALICANTE,

in

SPAIN

the

process

of designing

and

developing strategies and projects that


lead to increased societal benefits.

IED- Istituto Europeo di


Find out more at:

http://virtual-campus.eu/

Design,
14 LARRA STR, 28004,
MADRID, SPAIN

Virtual Campus is a consulting and


development company in the areas of
Information Systems and Technology

University of Salford, UK

Enhanced Learning.

43 The Crescent, M5 4WT,


Salford,
UNITED KINGDOM

ISSUE

02

Project development

Posters, Papers and Presentations in Events


Test lessons have been
prepared for all modules
following
project
agreed
templates. The final structure of
the training program and the
first test lessons are available
on the internal communication
platform.
Throughout
this
process partners have shared
experiences with their approach
to the development of new
module materials, especially
concerning
the
planning
process so that lessons
contents, movies, images and
practical tasks for students are
well aligned and follow
naturally the operation of the
software.
The designed structure of the
INGA training course is ensuring
the balance of content, for
example Modules I and II are
focusing on practical exercises
and activities whereas Modules
III and IV have greater mix of
theory and practical activities. It
is
also
enabling
agreed
presentation
style
and
movie/image formats.
The Online Learning Platform
became operational for all
partners. Test lessons and
supportive movies have been
transformed into e-learning
content and uploaded on the
OLP, being prepared for alpha
and beta testing.

The next meeting will take place


in Porto, Portugal in February
2015.
INGA 3D issue 2

Poster at the One-Day Conference Footwear and Orthotic Research &


Innovation for Healthier Feet organized by the EU project SOHEALTHY
in Manchester, UK
Presentation at other LLP projects' first meetings: iFiscus, Lexsha,
Uisel, eCity
Paper and presentation at the 10 th International Conference on
eLearning and Software for Education ELSE 2014, Bucharest,
Romania
Presentation at Regional Event Leather is My Job, Bucharest,
Romania
Poster at the 13 th International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and
Technological Transfer INVENTICA 2014, Iasi, Romania
Poster MOMAD exhibition, Madrid, Spain
Paper and presentation at CORTEP 2014 conference, Poiana Brasov,
Romania
Paper and presentation at ICAMS 2014 conference, Bucharest,
Romania
Poster at Co-Shoes International Workshop, Alicante, Spain
Editorial in the quarterly newsletter issued by the Spanish Observatory
of Technology Foresight

Upcoming Events
The 15th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 10 12,
2015, http://www.autex2015.ro
The 3rd INTERNATIONAL LEATHER ENGINEERING CONGRESS, Innovative
Aspects for Leather Industry, May 21-22, 2015 Izmir, Turkey,
http://www.iafli.ege.edu.tr/

Contact:
Gheorghe
Asachi
Technical
University of Iasi
B-dul D. Mangeron No.29, 700050,
Iasi, Romania
Tel: +40 232 278 683/1267
http://www.tex.tuiasi.ro/
Email: amihai@tex.tuiasi.ro

This project has been funded with support


from the European Commission. This
publication reflects the views only of the
author, and the Commission cannot be held
responsible for any use which may be made of
the information contained therein.

Creative Transfer of Competence in 3D


Footwear CAD to VET Professionals

OCTOBER
2014

this issue

Project development
The second meeting of INGA 3D
project took place in Iasi, on 6th and
7th of May, organised by partner
TUIASI. The third meeting was
organised by partner University of
Salford on 21st and 22nd October.
INGA 3D partners have made good
and practical progress. Installation
of Icad3d+ software and initial
training
were
successfully
completed in TUIASI, IED, VC and
University of Salford, being fully
supported by INESCOP and RED 21.
One working package (WP3) was
finalised and two deliverables were
completed: Integrated Report and
its
Published
Version.
The
Guideline for Definition of
functionalities of the Online
Learning Platform was released.
Partners findings within the
national reports represented the
starting point for defining the
matrix of skills, competences and
knowledge. Based on this matrix,
the structure of the INGA 3D
course was established. For all
modules the units and individual
lessons have been defined and
aligned with objectives and
knowledge, skills and competence
descriptions. Minor adjustments to
module structure have occurred
during development of course
content. These focused on making
the module units follow more
closely the INGA3D+ software
steps.

Skills and Competencies in Footwear CAD P.1


Peer Learning Scenarios

P.2

INGA 3D Partners

P.3

Posters, Papers and Presentations. Upcoming Events


P.4

Skills and Competencies in Footwear CAD


INGA 3D partners investigated the
provision of Footwear CAD study/training
programs in Romania, UK, Spain and
Portugal.
The goal of this research was to explore
what skills and competences need to be
acquired by VET professionals in order to
perform teaching/training activities in
footwear CAD. This was achieved by
mapping the existing best practice in
teaching/training courses.
The main conclusions, based on the
feedback of VET professionals and
representatives of the main training
organisations and footwear companies in all
partner countries, revealed that:
There is a clear gap between the existing
formal education, knowledge updating
and/or specialization footwear VET
professionals.

In terms of vocational training systems


and practices applied in different
countries, a discrepancy among the
levels of training provided by various
VET schools, universities and training
centres was observed.
Lack of training/teaching resources on
Footwear CAD to be used by VET
professionals.
VET professionals should have an
effective connection both with the
industry and with the CAD software
company.
Trainers are usually more focused on
the technical aspects rather than in the
creative and innovative features.
INGA 3D training course on Footwear
CAD is found to be valuable for
universities, VET schools, colleges
and training centres.

http://inga3d.eu/

The new Erasmus+ programme


aims to support actions in
the fields of Education,
Training, Youth and Sport for
the period 2014-2020.
The Erasmus+ Programme
Guide for the 2015 General
Call for Proposals
was
published in English on
06/10/2014, with further
language versions to follow
at the end of October.
The
Programme
Guide
provides detailed conditions
for participating in the call
for proposals, as well as
information on the priorities
for funding. It constitutes an
integral part of the call for
proposals.

Source:
http://ec.europa.eu/program
mes/erasmusplus/tools/nationalagencies/index_en.htm#

Peer Learning
Scenarios
on
Footwear CAD

INGA 3D PARTNERS
Project Partners

The desk research and the


feedback of experts participating
in questionnaires and semi
structured interview sessions gave
us the possibility to summarise
ideas for further developments of
the INGA curriculum and training
contents:

To encourage and to motivate


VET teachers, trainers and
tutors to stimulate innovative
thinking and creativity among
their students/trainees
To
motivate
university
graduates to choose a career as
teacher in VET schools.

To up-skill teaching staff from


secondary/tertiary education
for applying new Footwear
CAD technologies in their
classes
To train staff from footwear
companies for performing
training/tutoring activities in
Footwear CAD technologies
toward their own employees
train the tutors/trainers
To produce training/teaching
content
for
creating
knowledge,
skills
and
competences,
that
are
necessary to cope with the
European/global trends of the
footwear
industry
on
creativity, innovation and new
CAD technologies
To
experiment
various
learning scenarios in order to
maximize the number of
potential users by designing
the INGA 3D training
program and content in a
modular manner.
To contribute to increasing the
attractiveness of the VET
study/training programs in the
field of footwear design and
technology

Similar to other domains of


engineering
(for
example,
automotive industry, mechanical
industry, textile industry, etc.), the
software for applications in the
footwear
industry
is
very
complex. The process of learning
is becoming very difficult if the
teacher/trainer
does
not
understand this complexity and if
he/she is not able to transform this
complexity
into
learning
procedures and tools based on
pedagogical and methodological
approaches oriented toward the
learner's needs for learning.
Furthermore, the teacher should
be able to make the difference and
the transfer between various
modules; therefore he/she should
have in-depth knowledge of all
facilities of such dedicated
software.
A distinctive feature of the INGA
3D education and training
comprises a mix of health and
fashion
concepts,
enabling
students to work using CAD in
both domains.

Several
challenges
occurred
during the INGA 3Ds structure
and content development process:
have some sort of separation
between 'fashion' and 'health'
footwear or try to combine
these at least to some degree
throughout all modules
decide which are core
modules/skills
that
are
common to both fashion and
health, and which are specific
to each fashion and health
pathway.
The INGA 3D training content, its
supportive guide as well as the
online learning platform will be
developed tested and evaluated in
line with the best practices
identified by partners in their
institutions,
countries
and
elsewhere in Europe.
Following the experts opinion,
the new training course on 3D
Footwear Computer Aided Design
is found to be beneficial for VET
schools, colleges and training
centres in partner countries as
well for footwear companies.

Find out more at

http://inga3d.eu/

INESCOP
(Spanish
Footwear
Technological Institute) is a non
profit-making organisation created
in 1971. Its members include more
than 500 companies throughout
Spain. It is a service organisation
developing a series of scientific and
technical activities of great interest
to the Spanish footwear industries.
These activities cannot normally be
undertaken individually by the
companies due to their small size.
INESCOP has a staff of more than
140 professionals including experts
in chemistry, physics, computer
science,
electronics,
telecommunications,
art
and
design, robotics, etc. The activities
of INESCOP are closely related to
the footwear industry. It provides
direct
services,
transfers
knowledge and researches on
subjects of general interest.

INESCOP has experience in the


development and management
of RTD projects at a national
and international level and as a
result,
more
than
1000
companies
are
users
of
INESCOPs
technologies,
in
particular in the fields of
CAD/CAM, materials (adhesives,
polymers),
advanced
technologies
(customisation
technologies), 3D digitisers for
feet
and
lasts/outsoles,
environmental
technologies
(leather
tanning,
waste
treatment, waste water).
INESCOP owns 20 patents on
different systems, most of them
have been transferred to the
industry
and
are
under
exploitation.
Since
2001,
INESCOP develops a line on
customisation
of
tools
for
specific groups, like diabetic feet
patients,
thus
combining
materials
with
design
technologies and biomechanics,
for which a specific facility is
available
with
gait
and
movement analysis.
More information at:
www.inescop.es

Main know-how. The Institute's


activities include:
Material testing,
Technical assistance,
Standardisation and
certification,
Applied research,
Advanced technologies
development,
Specialised training,
Information and
documentation.

Red 21 is a company that is


continuously expanding. It has
over 17 years experience,
dedicated to sales, distribution
and
CAD/CAM
systems
technical support for footwear
industry.

The companys targets are to


provide the shoe industry with
innovating systems that will
allow companies to reduce
costs, to improve the quality
and
to
optimise
the
productivity of the sector, by
analysing the needs of each
company in particular.
Having worldwide distribution,
RED 21 has set more than
1700 licenses all over the
world.
The CAD systems that the
company offers are supported
and developed by Instituto
Tecnolgico
del
Calzado
(INESCOP), where over 140
professionals
advice
and
provide specific services to
the shoe industry and their
designers since 1971.
Services. Red 21 offers to
their clients a wide range of
products and services:
3D Plus: Shoe design in
2D or 3D
Sole 3D: soles design in
2D or 3D
Sipeco 2D: Creating
pieces, grading and
cutting materials
Cutting plotter
Software for footwear
management. ERP for
footwear
Red 21 also offers full services
of technical support and
periodic software updating
and
supplied
machinery
maintenance.
Also,
the
company provides tailored
and intensive training all over
the world.
Find out more at:
http://www.red21.es/en/
home/

Universitatea Tehnica
Gheorghe Asachi Iasi
B-dul Prof.D. Mangeron,
67
70050 Iasi
ROMANIA
INESCOP- Instituto
Tecnolgico del Calzado,
Polgono Industrial
Campo Alto.
C/Alemania, 102, 03600,
ELDA
SPAIN
Virtual Campus, Lda.
Av. Ferno Magalhes,
716, 1
4200-072 Porto
PORTUGAL
RED 21 SL, Spain
Avenida General Marv,
32 Entlo, 03004,
ALICANTE,
SPAIN
IED- Istituto Europeo di
Design,
14 LARRA STR, 28004,
MADRID, SPAIN
University of Salford, UK
43 The Crescent,
M5 4WT,Salford,
UNITED KINGDOM