‘Hipcare’ and ‘Amaia’, projects of the Master in Product Design, win at the CIRCUL-A-THON competition by SABIC

13 May 23 — 14 May 23
Location Le Méridien Al Khobar, Arabia Saudí

(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:


Hospital electric breast pump designed to make breastfeeding a comfortable and painless process. More details

Students: Jorge González, Elena González, Javier Martínez, Tania Bonilla, Carlos Casal, Maitena Pemán


First personalized 3D printed splint for the treatment of hip dysplasia in infants to improve their quality of life. The project improves the quality of life of babies by reducing the impact of treatment, lack of hygiene and breathability, and negative consequences. More information

Students: María Songel, María Paula Rodríguez, Lucía Solinís, Arsenio Andrea Meomartino, Júlia Robledo, Eva Vera.


The Lazo project was among the finalists. It is a patient safety device that replaces total movement restriction with dynamic and controlled restriction with the aim of reducing both physical and psychological injuries, while ensuring the safety of patients and professionals. More details

Students: Philippe Jeanneret, Pablo Paniagua, Daniela Ontiveros, Mario Marco, Carlos David Valdes.