Our organisation

CTCR – The Footwear Technology Centre of La Rioja (CTCR), located in the North of Spain, serves as the hub of the footwear sector in the area, providing innovative research and development solutions to its companies. CTCR was constituted as a private non-profit association with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of businesses, creating added value in products and production processes.

CTCR has more than 120 partners, 80% of whom are manufacturers or distributors of footwear. Our staff is about 40 people and we carry out around 30 projects yearly. We have our own laboratory in our headquarters, which allows us to validate the results of R&D projects.

CTCR has the knowledge and the human and material resources for the development of RDI projects in the following three big areas of business: Sustainability and Advanced Materials, Digital Transformation, and Smart Manufacturing.

Our role in the project

The main role of CTCR in the SSbD4CheM project will be the development of a textile coating by atmospheric plasma polymerization that combines hydrophobic and antibacterial properties. CTCR will also collaborate in the computer-aided (re)design approach and in the textile case study.