(News updated on 17.05.23)
The projects Hipcare and Amaia, from the students of the Master in Product Design and Development, have been the winners in the international competition of Saudi Arabia CIRCUL-A-THON by SABIC. Hipcare was the winner in the Professional category, and Amaia in the Student category, with a prize of €10,000 per project.
The group of students travelled to Saudi Arabia in mid-May with their projects Hipcare, Amaia and Lazo, which had been selected as finalists in this international event focused on circular design. The students attended Demo Day, the final round of the competition, which took place on 13 and 14 May in Al Khobar. The Hipcare and Amaia winners presented their designs to a panel of industry experts, where they were able to showcase their work and answer questions about their design and potential impact. In addition, they were also able to meet and exchange views with other industry leaders and experts in the field of circular economy and sustainable design.
The three projects have been carried out in collaboration with Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and have been supervised by tutors Salva Fàbregas, Xavier Riudor, Emili Taixés and Mario García (Hospital Clínic). The winners are: