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  • We boost innovation through research and turn it into business opportunities for your company

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  • Launching 'REMAIN', a project that will offer a second life to products from the manufacturing industry

    The REMAIN project aims at developing new tools to detect damage in used products and a multi-robot system capable of disassembling them and preparing them for their reintroduction into manufacturing chains. To this end, the remanufacturability of current products will also be evaluated, offering improvement criteria related to product design and manufacturing systems, which will be included in an Ecodesign Guide. REMAIN is part of the Interreg Sudoe programme, the cooperation programme for the territory of South-West Europe, which supports regional development through the co-financing of transnational projects by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

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  • INESCOP, FICE y KREAB reúnen en Elda a los principales actores en sostenibilidad

    La consellera de Innovación, Industria, Comercio y Turismo, Nuria Montes, ha inaugurado junto a la presidenta de la Confederación Europea de Calzado (CEC) y presidenta de la Federación de Industrias del Calzado de España (FICE), Rosana Perán, y al presidente del centro tecnológico del calzado, INESCOP, Antonio Porta, la jornada ‘Economía circular: la vía más humana y sostenible para las empresas’. La jornada, que ha tenido lugar en INESCOP, ha atraído a más de un centenar de empresas del sector del calzado y componentes, así como gestores de residuos, para conocer de la mano de reconocidos expertos qué retos afronta el sector a nivel de sostenibilidad y qué casos de éxito han conseguido reforzar su competitividad empresarial, mediante la implementación de la economía circular.

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  • INESCOP acoge una reunión sobre Economía Circular dirigida a las empresas de calzado

    El próximo 8 de febrero, la sede de INESCOP en Elda, acoge la jornada ‘Economía Circular: la vía más humana y sostenible para las empresas’, organizada por INESCOP, FICE y KREAB, consultora internacional de asuntos públicos. Esta sesión reunirá a expertos líderes en economía circular, sostenibilidad empresarial, innovación y calzado para explorar cómo las empresas de este sector pueden adoptar estrategias circulares para mejorar no solo su impacto ambiental, sino también su rendimiento financiero y su conexión con las comunidades en las que operan. La consellera de Innovación, Industria, Comercio y Turismo, Nuria Montes, inaugurará la reunión que comenzará a las 9:30 y se extenderá hasta las 13:00 horas.

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  • Felipe Carrasco visita INESCOP para conocer una metodología innovadora para la fabricación de calzado con tecnología knitting

    El secretario autonómico de Industria, Comercio y Consumo, Felipe Carrasco, visita INESCOP para conocer la metodología que permitirá a las empresas del sector del calzado de la Comunitat Valenciana diseñar y fabricar calzado mediante la tecnología knitting, de una forma más localizada, rápida, precisa y sostenible. Esta metodología es fruto de una investigación llevada a cabo por el centro tecnológico del calzado, INESCOP, con una ayuda del Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (Ivace) de más de 232.000 euros.

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  • Diana Morant, ministra de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades visita INESCOP

    La ministra de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Diana Morant, ha visitado las instalaciones de INESCOP en Elda, donde ha conocido de primera mano el trabajo que el centro tecnológico del calzado lleva a cabo, así como los resultados de varios proyectos de investigación financiados por su ministerio.  Tras la visita, Morant ha sido clara al afirmar que "no habrá futuro industrial si no pasamos por la innovación y por nuevos procesos más digitalizados y sostenibles, y eso en INESCOP lo tienen claro".

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We promote innovation through research and turn it into business opportunities for your company. That is why we develop our own projects and in collaboration with companies and other research bodies.



    Developing Key Competences in VET for the Footwear Industry through Serious Games
  • SYL


    Capacity building to the Mongolian vegetable tanned yak leather cluster on bio-leather and bio-leather products
  • DicSHOEnary


    Language guide for footwear and leather industry.
  • DiaSHOE


    Digital education for diabetic foot control
  • SoftManBot


    Advanced robotic technology for flexible material handling


    Advanced biodiesel from animal wastes


    Multipurpose robotics for manipulation of deformable materials


    Collaborative Robotic Mobile Manipulation of Deformable Objects in Industrial Applications
  • SciLED


    New skills for the design of comfortable and sustainable footwear products
  • K4F


    Knowledge Platform for Transferring Research and Innovation in Footwear Manufacturing
  • LEIA


    Innovative training for the Leather Goods sector across Europe


    Innovative Training for Luxury Footwear Manufacturing


    Adapting the Methodology from the Danish Production School Model to Attract Youngsters into Technical Footwear Careers


    Skills Alliance for Comfort & Healthy Footwear Manufacturing
  • CO2Shoe


    Development of a Tool for the Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of Footwear


    Manager in an Efficient and Innovative Leather Company
  • pilot-ABP


    Pilot Plant for Environmentally Friendly Animal By-products Industries


    Demonstration of More Environmentally-friendly Tanning Products and Alternative Tanning Technologies


    Functional Textiles and Leathers by Innovative MLSE Process


    Desarrollo de una suela impresa en 3D con propiedades antimicrobianas para el sector sanitario y alimentario


    Promotion of the Best Available Techniques in the European Footwear and Tanning Sectors


    Recovery of Tannery Wastes for Functional Microencapsulated Products


    Fertilisers and leather tanning agents from animal by-products

At the sector's service




Our testing laboratories are accredited by ENAC (No. 23/LE146) and we are a accredited Notified Body for CE marking of professional footwear


We promote innovation through research and turn it into business opportunities for your company


We are world leaders in the development footwear design and manufacturing software and robotics applied to production processes, with more than 2,000 installations in 39 countries


We give advice on functional design and analysis for footwear because we care about comfort


We are a world reference centre in adhesives research


We develop functional materials that contribute to the development of active footwear in order to meet the specific needs of the user


We rely on the best human and technical resources to respond to the environmental demands of the sector


We help you identify future possibilities and implement your business strategy


We believe that training is key to companies’ competitiveness




Many companies have benefited from our collaboration and advice on innovation and have been able to develop new products, processes or materials. Some recent successful examples in their fields are provided below.

  • NOX

    Padel products brand NOX has added to its catalogue a specific line of footwear for this sporting discipline that improves player's performance and reduces the risk of injury.

    After having subjected the prototypes to a series of comfort and functionality analyses, NOX padel shoes have obtained INESCOP's "FUNCTIONAL" label, which certifies that they are comfortable and healthy shoes for the purpose for which they have been developed.


    ECOALF has measured the environmental impact of its footwear at different stages of the life cycle to identify areas for improvement and achieve a carbon neutral footprint by 2030.

    Thanks to the LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, footwear manufacturing companies are helped to reduce their CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, reducing their environmental impact and contributing to the development of a sustainable industry.


    In record time, INESCOP has awarded 100 labels to a total of 38 companies.

    These are our own certifications that ensure aspects such as sustainability, health or comfort, based on the fulfilment of certain technical requirements. Thanks to this recognition, many companies have improved their positioning and increased their brand value.

    Do you want your company to be next?


    GLENT aimed at positioning its brand into men’s footwear market with bespoke and customised shoes. That is why they resorted to INESCOP and perfectly joined craft manufacture with the most innovative technology applied to the footwear sector, thus producing a high-end handcrafted product.

    At present, the firm has its own shop at one of the most prestigious commercial areas of Madrid and is fully involved in online sales thanks to the Web-based footwear configurator.

  • ARSUTORIA School

    ARSUTORIA School
    The renowned Italian footwear design school, ARSUTORIA School, chose INESCOP’s Icad3D+ software for training in their design classroom, which is integrated in their in-house factory. This makes it possible for students to produce their own prototypes, from the design stage to final production.

    Definitely a unique training experience!

  • INGA3D

    INGA 3D

    INGA 3D emerged due to the difficulties that European footwear companies faced when trying to employ highly-skilled VET graduates in computer-aided 3D footwear design. For that reason, the project created a training material for footwear CAD and an online platform.

    Nowadays, both IED Madrid and the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi (Romania) are teaching with this training material.