Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. Emanuele Carpanzano
Emanuele Carpanzano is the President of Synesis, a public-private consortium dedicated to the development and transfer of advanced production technologies for manufacturing industry. He is Chairman of the European Footwear Technology Platform and member of the High Level Group of Manufuture ETP, of the Assembly of EFFRA and of the Eureka-Cluster Manufuture Industry. He is also leading the IMS MTP on Consumer Goods Industry. He is responsible for ITIA-CNR of the controls and automation division. In particular, he is also responsible for the D&MC laboratory, hosting a high tech factory for customised shoes production and integrating research and technological transfer activities, as well as training and life long learning activities in the footwear sector. He is involved in different research projects and initiatives at European and national level. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers and of different industrial patents.
Fast time to market of new value added footwear products through innovative industrial technologies and novel business models
The experiences and lessons learnt over the last 10 years throughout the development and running of a pilot factory for the production of personalized value added shoes will be outlined. The industrial technologies developed within regional, national and European research projects throughout Framework Programs V, VI and VII will be highlighted, as well as the related technology transfer and industrial exploitation issues. Successful and unsuccessful application cases will be illustrated pointing out the results achieved and the lessons learnt so far, with reference to new sustainable production and business models, experienced in many co-operations with an industrial sector largely dominated by SMEs. Related training and life long learning activities practiced on the pilot factory, by applying the teaching factory paradigm, will also be addressed.Fast time to market of new value added footwear products through innovative industrial technologies and novel business models