LEATHUB: Establishment of Leather Hubs in Russia And Mongolia
LEATHUB is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and foreseen a strict collaboration between 13 partners (including C.G.S.) from EU and partner countries.
The main outcomes of LEATHUB project will be the establishment of four training and innovation centers in four universities in Russia and Mongolia. The LeatHubs are aimed at solving the problems currently perceived as critical for the leather industry community of these countries, and will provide training services for tanneries and will support the design and the implementation of R&D services from the university according to the specific needs of the companies. Moreover, the Hubs will also implement research on the use environmentally friendly technologies for tanning raw materials and recycling of tanning waste.
To meet the aforementioned challenges, the established centers will be equipped with modern analytical and testing equipment, professional literature, journals, and regulatory documents in force in Russia, Mongolia and the EU. These centers will act also as technology brokers for local leather industry. The non-academic partners from EU countries, as well as the trade unions from Mongolia and Russia will contribute in the establishment of the centers, and in particular in the evaluation of their work and services.