SLEM: the innovation and education institute for footwear

SLEM is an international education and innovation institute for footwear. We provide a unique master program for footwear innovators, as well as short workshops. Our programs are all based on four pillars: business, design, technology and forecasting. 



SLEM gives lectures and conferences around the world and online. We call them SLEMinars. For more information about the schedule for the coming events, please visit


SLEM consulting

SLEM consults with companies around the world, assisting and training them to improve product development, sales and marketing. Nicoline van Enter, SLEMs creative director, is a renowned forecaster with over 20 years of experience, advising companies like Timberland, CAT, Birkenstock and many others. For more information please visit

Part-time courses

DateType of Seminar/CourseMore Information
September 28-293D printing introduction weekend - NYCclick here
November 3-43D printing introduction weekend - SLEM Waalwijk click here
January 11-15In-depth 3D design and printing courseclick here
December 9Footwear Health Tech conferenceclick here
December 10Future footwear Materials conferenceclick here
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