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Develop midsole of a sports shoe


The patented product idea is to manufacture a midsole that will optimize performance and comfort while minimizing injuries. This will be achieved via a shoe that is smarter than standard shoes. The shoe will become smart through the built-in flex-fix-technology that enables the wearer to exert more control over the degree of stiffness of the sole.

The challenge:

  • Define and specify the main features of a prototype in TRL 2/3.
  • Manufacture an experimental design using AM and test it as a proof of concept.
  • Implement a data strategy tool to help us determine processes, materials and methods; it must also help us evaluate the suitability of AM for production.
  • Define the design requirements and list in the data strategy tool.
  • Perform the feasibility study.