Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal – CTCP is a non-profit private organization founded in 1986 with the incorporation of a footwear quality control laboratory created in 1981. CTCP was created by Component and Leather Goods Manufacturers Association (APICCAPS) and two Governmental Institutes of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy(IAPMEI and INETI).
. To support technique and technologically the companies of the footwear sector;
. To promote technique and technological training of the human resources of the companies;
. To promote the industrial improvement of the product quality and processes;
. To prepare and spread technical information to the industry;
. To carry out and stimulate works of investigation, it development and demonstration.