SciLED Seminar for representatives of Higher Education, Business Community and Research Centres.

The final seminar aimed to sustain the project sustainability and exploitation of the results, targeting a mixed audience of academics/trainers, designers and technologists and managerial staff. It was held online on via
Microsoft Teams on 9th of December 2021. During the event, the highest number of online participants was 71.
The seminar covered the following topics:
• SCILED Project Overview and Results
• Industry 4.0 for the traditional footwear industry
• Sustainable materials and footwear integrating environmental footprint analysis
• Current R&D&I initiatives on sustainability, user wellbeing and digitalization
• Circular Management System
• Case Study: ” Shaped by Nature” the new era of Bio-Based Materials
• Students’ experience with SciLED Academy
• Learning, Teaching and Training Activity at CTCP/Portugal – presentation of students’ teams
• and projects

Report on common mobility action with student, mentors and trainers in CTCP Fab Lab, Portugal

A mobility activity with students, trainers and mentors was set-up to materialize the project ideas in real prototypes which will gather sustainability, comfort and fashion design features. A sum up video of the Mobility activities performed by students at CTCP Portugal is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOeG58JdCNU

Report on team work-Prototyping on Virtual Fab Lab

Virtual pilot actions were set up by joining in working teams students, mentors from companies, researchers and academic staff to produce virtual prototypes.

Virtual Fab Lab

The SCILED Virtual Fab Lab is a virtual reality simulator of a footwear production company with 3D machines and tutorials that exemplify the production of a shoe. The SciLED Virtual Fab Lab is set up to facilitate the training activities based on team work by connecting trainers and trainees before running a physical internship/mobility training action. The Virtual Fab Lab replicates the physical lab of partner CTCP-Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal by simulating real situations, equipment and machinery for footwear prototyping. The SciLED Virtual Fab Lab app could be freely downloaded from the on Google Play, in order to be used with Google Cardboard VR glasses.
A version for Oculus VR glasses is available for registered users of the SciLED Academy, under the Virtual Fab Lab Module.

Video, demonstration guidelines and best practices

In order to make the courses appealing to young students and to increase the training effectiveness, additional multimedia materials are developed, including: 1) Videos, 2) Guidelines for using computational tools, and 3) Companies’ best practices demonstrating the proper implementation of comfort and sustainability parameters in footwear design and product development stages. These additional learning tools are linked to the online courses and they are published in the SciLED Academy. A promotion video of the SciLED Knowledge Alliance is presented here (available on the Home Page).

SciLED Academy: online tools and web-based material

The SciLED courses are presented in the audio&video lecture format, including additional training materials as course notes, videos and self-assignments/test quizzes. The SciLED Academy is developed to support the online tools and web – based material produced within the project. Based on the findings regarding the needs for innovative e-learning solutions both expressed by the surveyed business community and SciLED allied universities and having as an example of good practice the implemented solutions by top universities worldwide, the partners decided to give more substance to this task by developing not only simple online tools but a functional e-learning platform, titled SciLED Academy. This educational platform has four sections:
• Footwear performance and comfort
• Footwear sustainability
• Footwear design engineering
• Virtual Fab Lab
The e-learning content is accessible through user and password-based registration (to create an account) at http://academy.sciled.eu/login/signup.php

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