Fifty Elisava's designers and engineers define with SEAT the future of mobility


Elisava and SEAT strenghten its partnership, commited to the talent in design and engineering and the study of the future of the automotion in our country. 51 students of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and the Degree in Design have developed for three years 16 projects defined by SEAT on the mobility of the future.

Throughout this collaboration period, students have had the opportunity to present their proposals related to "Autonomous car and future mobility" (2017); "SEAT CarSharing 2025" (2018); and "SEAT Future Vision 2030" (2019).

Javier Peña, Managing Director of Elisava, remarks: "Having SEAT as a collaborating company is a satisfaction and an opportunity for students to work on real challenges launched by a benchmark company in its sector, and always guided by active professionals".

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, director of Design at SEAT, points out: "This collaboration allows us to keep in touch with future designers and engineers. The potential of Elisava's students has been proven in the quality of the submitted projects".

University and business, a talent and innovation binomial

The collaboration between Elisava and SEAT is part of the agreement that the school carries out with the business and institutional environment, to provide value through innovation and research projects developed by the students. It was made through CARNET, the research and innovation hub 'Future Mobility Research Hub' promoted by SEAT, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Volkswagen Group Research, focused on the urban mobility of the future.

With this agreement, students, tutorized by specialists and teachers from Elisava, have the opportunity to work in real business environments. In this context, SEAT has offered every year the opportunity to join its program of grants. The challenge that SEAT will launch in 2019-2020 will be revealed in October.

Winning projects

Of all the projects presented in each edition, SEAT has awarded the most innovative:

  • 2018-19 Challenge: SEAT Future Vision 2030
    Best Global project: SEAT #MIZONA.
    In a future scenario where it will be more and more difficult for young people to open up to the world, engineering and design students Pol Balanzó, Marc García Cabau, Louis Gauthier and Pere Serrat have created the SEAT #MIZONA project. This car model has a cabin that will become the first emancipation space for young people. It is a car where anybody can develop itself in a responsible way and in a technological context. An interior space in which the user will be able to drive the vehicle, work, entertain himself and broaden his social horizons.
  • 2017-18 Challenge: SEAT CarSharing 2025
    First prize: Work& Relax
    Marina Fuentes, Lucas García and Mario Sabaté are the three students who gave birth to the Work& Relax project, a carsharing service designed to make a better use of the time on the road, in which users can work and relax.
  • 2017-18 Challenge: SEAT CarSharing 2025
    Best User Experience project: FAMiiLY.
    FAMiiLY is a interior space project targeted to families that need new ways of mobilitiy in its daily life. The project aims that parents can share paths reinforcing the sense of community, trust and security in the future Barcelona. The authors are: Margarita Torrens, Carolina Vilchez, Laia Yu.
  • 2017-18 Challenge: SEAT CarSharing 2025
    Best Innovation project: Set Mii Free
    Maria Rey, Xavi Maixenchs y Olga Sanchís proposed a carsharing vehicle designed for all those young people who have their first income and want to take advantage of the weekend to make the most of their free time. The initiative allows the owner to make the most of his car by offering it to other users. The car has a very versatile interior design; a dynamic surface that works with artificial intelligence, integrating devices such as rubber pistons to retain luggage, folding seats or a display screen.
  • 2016-17 Challenge: Autonomous Car Interior Design. Autonomous car and future mobility: OM
    A project developed by Omar Paul, Emerson Blanco and Marc Cosculluela, this is a vehicle designed to make long journeys for a single person, which maximize rest and relax.

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