Oscar Tomico, trained as an Industrial Engineer and specialized in innovation processes in design engineering, currently heads the Industrial Design Engineering Bachelor's Degree at Elisava, he co-directs the Design for Emergent Futures Master’s Program in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya and he is also an Assistant Professor in the Future Everyday cluster with the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology.
His research focuses on how to design, develop, produce, and deploy Soft Wearables. He has been involved in multiple research projects like "Fibrous Smart Material Topologies" (3TU.Bouw, 2016), "ArcInTexETN" (H2020, 2015), "From Design Fiction to Material Science" (KIEM, 2015), "Crafting Wearables" (CLICKNL, 2013), and "Smart Textile Services" (CRISP, 2011), among others.
His communication and dissemination activities include co-organizing events like the "Smart services, smart production, smart textiles debate" at the Disseny Hub (Barcelona, Spain, 2016) and the "Crafting Wearables breakout session" at The Future of Fashion is Innovation (MoBA, Arnhem, 2013). Tomico has also curated exhibitions such as the "Systems Design – Eindhoven School" at Design Hub Museum (Barcelona, Spain 2012) and the "Speculate, collaborate, define – textile thinking for future ways of living" exhibition at Textile Museum (Borås, Sweden, 2017).