Establishment of Leather Hubs in Russia and Mongolia (LEATHUB)


Project no.: 598715-EPP-1-2018-1-TR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project description:

The project is devoted to bridge the gap between the leather industry and the universities by enhancing the collaboration at a research and development base. The intense collaboration between industries and universities will accelerate the pace of applied research in advanced industries in leather sector; drive down the cost of advanced industries technologies and accelerate their deployment; contribute to workforce development not just at the Ph.D. level but at all levels, and boost exports and enable the specific regions in Russia and Mongolia to compete effectively in global markets, which in turn will ensure a vibrant national economy.

Project funding:

The European Union programme Erasmus+

Project results:

The main general objective of the project is the establishment and operation of 4 training and innovation centres (Leather Hubs) which will act as intermediary between innovation seekers (industry) and the innovation providers (research teams in the universities, laboratories, spin-offs).

Period of project implementation: 2019-01-15 - 2023-01-14

Project coordinator: EGE University

Project partners: Kaunas University of Technology, Mongolian Association of Leather Industry, Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Buryatia, Institutul National de Cercetare Dezvoltare Pentru Textile si Pielarie, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, The Federal State Education Institution of Higher Professional Training Buryat State Academy of Agriculture named after V R PHILIPPOV, Creative Thinking Development - CRETHIDEV, CGS di Coluccia Michele & C s.a.s., Eastern Siberia State University for Technology and Management, Instytut Przemyslu Skorzanego, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Panepistimio Dytikis Attikis

Virgilijus Valeika

2019 - 2023

Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology