ACCESS-3DP is a transnational project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The project aims at taking Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) as a new, disruptive technology under the umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing in order to set out frameworks to train and upskill workers in the craft and creative industries.

It is implemented by 5 different organisations in France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The 4rd Transnational Meeting ACCESS-3DP in Porto, Portugal

CTCP, the project partner from Portugal, organized the second ACCESS-3DP transnational project meeting in-person on 5th and 6th April 2022 in Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal (Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre) in the city of S. João da Madeira on the first day, and on second day in the premises of APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Peles e seus Sucedâneos (Portuguese Footwear Association).

The meeting was attended by all five partners from France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The main topic of the first-day discussion (5 April 2022) was the presentation of training material developed by all partners and the demonstration of the functionality of the ACCESS-3DP Massive Open- Online Course- e-learning platform.

The second day of the meeting (6 April 2022) was dedicated to present the last phase of the project: Pilot validation and mainstreaming of the innovative tools to the target groups (designers, managers, entrepreneurs, technicians from technology and traditional sector, students,…) and planning of workshop to be conducted in October 2022 (Learning/Training/Teaching activity) to contribute to the validation of the needs and mismatched skills between creative and traditional-craft industries. The communication and quality assurance activities were presented. The meeting concluded with the planning of activities for the following months.