Several projects from the Master in Product Design, nominated for the James Dyson Awards


[Updated on 03/09/21]

The 'ATHOS' project, designed for students of the Master's Degree in Product Design and Development, has been one of the winning projects in the national phase of the prestigious James Dyson Award international product design competition.

ATHOS', by Emili Taixés, Pau Gual, Romina Milesi, Maria del Mar Amengual, Dídac Llopart and Carla Sophia Barrientos Torres, was born in the previous edition of the master's degree and, since then, its authors have continued to develop it on their own in collaboration with several companies. Thus, 'ATHOS' is one of the 84 national winners, from which the international Top 20 will be announced in October.

In the first national phase of the competition, up to five more projects by students of this master's degree at Elisava were nominated, carried out by 5 working groups from the 2020-21 academic year, made up of 22 students and tutored by Xavi Riudor, Salva Fàbregas and David Adrover. Discover the nominated projects:


Climbing shoes are really uncomfortable and can cause significant foot injuries. To make climbing more enjoyable and healthier, we have designed the first customised climbing shoe to provide greater adaptability and better performance for each user.


Urbee' is a hotel for pollinating insects made with Multi Jet Fusion technology and designed to improve their condition and environment by providing nests around the city. It also measures temperature and humidity, providing insight into indoor environmental conditions.


Waistcoat with back protection for motorcyclists. Lightweight, breathable for warm weather, foldable to take up minimum space and to be able to store it in the helmet, customizable, printed in 3D so that the protections adapt to the back of each person.


Cervox helps and improves the therapy of bruxism patients. Due to the Electro Anaesthesia this device eliminates the pain in only 15 minutes during approximately 24 hours without contradictions.


YouCup takes the conventional cup and adapts it to personal needs. All this is possible thanks to YouData. It is a simple device that allows to know some parameters of the vagina that are necessary when choosing a menstrual cup.

Blooming Posidonia

The problem we are focusing on is the extinction of posidonia in the Mediterranean Sea. To solve this problem, we saw that the clearest option was to design a product that would allow us to cultivate it outside the sea in a controlled way.