The Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre (CTCP) has established two testing laboratories – one at its headquarters in São João da Madeira, south of Porto, and another in the town of Felgueiras, northeast of Porto – to help designers develop and test prototypes and sample collections. The labs are intended primarily to help small manufacturers and craftsmen produce small series of shoes or leathergoods. They are equipped for modeling (computer-aided design, or CAD), cutting, finishing and packaging and provide training, materials and contacts with suppliers. The labs also provide a demonstration space for disruptive technologies and process engineering and offer a network of partners to help with various kinds of shoe constructions (Pratick, Strobel, Goodyear, etc.). The CTCP is a non-profit organization established in 1986. It is a retrofit of the Laboratory for Quality Control, itself established in 1981. The founders are the Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leathergoods Manufacturers' Association (Apiccaps) and two institutes within the Portuguese Ministry of Economics: the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation and the National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation.