Public Projects

INTRIDE – Soft, digital and green skills for smart designers

+ Partners: University of Florence, The Biorobotics Institute Sant’Anna for competences related to digital skills, The University of Dabrowa Górnicza, Universityof Art & Design Cluj Napoca, DID – Technological Cluster on Interiors and Design, CENFIM – Catalan Furnishings Cluster and Innovation Hub, Cluster Mobilier Transilvan, LEITAT – Private Technology Centre, Zamek Cieszyn.

+ Team: Cristina Taverner, Jordi Ros, Albert Fuster, PhD; Rafa Pozo, PhD.

INTRIDE is a 10 partners alliance (Italy, Spain, Poland and Romania) aiming at developing a structured cooperation framework between HEIs, clusters/business representatives, technological centres and enterprises. Mentioned competences are related to: digital skills, green skills, soft skills; which will be implemented on a design knowledge based profile being naturally able to creatively manage innovation processes.

Current challenges and INTRIDE roadmap topics are:

  • Digitisation of SMEs and the application of Key Enabling Technologies.
  • SMEs integration to Industry/Enterprise 4.0 paradigm.
  • Business model reorganisation and circular economy SMEs, especially those belonging to traditional manufacturing systems, need to acquire specific sets of competences (internally or externally) in order to activate innovation and technological transfer processes underpinning roadmaps. 

This project is leading the creation of a strong link and continuous interaction among HEIs (Higher Education Institutions), industry and intermediaries by developing a joint curriculum of the designer with soft, digital and green skills conceived as innovation trigger in activating innovation processes and managing the collaboration eco-system.

INTRIDE aims at:

  • Developing a Joint Master Degree Curriculum for Smart Designers with added competences related to Soft, Digital, Green Skills that will become the future innovation triggers for SMEs in the manufacturing sector.
  • Building a co-creation structure under a HE-industry community platform which is supposed to be a virtual place for activation and moitoring of innovation, technological transfer, R&D processes under the cooperation between enterprises, HEIs and technical centres.


  • Creation of a joint Master Degree Programme for Smart Designers.
  • Co-creation structure under a HE-industry community platform.