ESDi https://esdi.es/en Escuela y estudios de diseño en Barcelona. Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:11:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.6 Pilot test of the Pill-it project begins, the new method of medication administration promoted by I3PT and ESDi https://esdi.es/en/comienza-la-prueba-piloto-del-proyecto-pill-it-el-nuevo-metodo-de-administracion-de-medicacion-impulsado-por-i3pt-y-esdi?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pilot-test-of-the-pill-it-project-begins-the-new-method-of-medication-administration-promoted-by-i3pt-and-esdi Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:11:08 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=45813 The pilot test of the Pill-it project, the new method of medication administration promoted by I3PT and ESDi, begins.

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Parc Taulí Hospital Universitario consumes 1,303,300 plastic cups annually for the administration of oral medication alone. Pill-it was born from the environmental and clinical need to reduce plastic waste in hospitals as much as possible. To this end, the Institute for Research and Innovation Parc Taulí (I3PT) and the School of Design of Sabadell (ESDi) have worked together in the design and development of a container that is part of the patient room and can be easily cleaned, thus eliminating the excessive use of plastic cups. The goal of Pill-it is to reduce the use of plastics and waste in hospitals by changing the method of administering oral medication to patients.

The pilot test began on June 1 at the Chronic Patient Unit of the Parc Taulí University Hospital Complex. The study aims to validate the first prototype of Pill-it from the point of view of the following aspects:

  • Safety in medication administration
  • Usability for professionals and patients / family members
  • Adequacy of device size in relation to the different hospital structures
  • Easy to keep the device clean
  • Patient management with this device

Pill-it is an innovative project that positions Parc Taulí Hospital Universitario as a sustainable and responsible hospital with the waste it generates. In addition, Pill-it can be scaled to other hospitals with the same problems.

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Gemma Carreras and Albert Margalef Gaudeamus Projecta nominees https://esdi.es/en/gemma-carreras-and-albert-margalef-gaudeamus-projecta-nominees?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gemma-carreras-and-albert-margalef-gaudeamus-projecta-nominees Mon, 07 Jun 2021 09:08:03 +0000 https://esdi.es/gemma-carreras-and-albert-margalef-gaudeamus-projecta-nominees Graphic Design graduates Gemma Carreras and Albert Margalef have been nominated to the Gaudemus Projecta Awards. These awards are granted by the Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia, which honors the best Bachelor’s Degree Final Projects in graphic design nationwide. Homo Digitalis by Gemma...

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Graphic Design graduates Gemma Carreras and Albert Margalef have been nominated to the Gaudemus Projecta Awards. These awards are granted by the Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia, which honors the best Bachelor’s Degree Final Projects in graphic design nationwide.

Homo Digitalis by Gemma Carreras and Mnéme by Albert Margalef are among the 24 selected projects that are eligible to be awarded on the 4th edition of the Gaudeamus Projecta, which will be held on June 16. The aim of these design awards is to honor final projects that stand out thanks to outstanding conceptual contributions, innovation, ethical and responsible criteria regarding society and natural environments, as well as a committed design criteria for everyone in the graphic, plastic and functional approach and resolution of the project.

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According to Jofre Sanfeliu, ESDi professor and tutor of the project Homo Digitalis, “it is an excellent demonstration of the way in which design can contribute to the acceptance of new communication paradigms, which we apparently still need to understand how to handle from a social perspective. Furthermore, the graphic execution is excellent, displaying a perfect balance between strength and neutrality, coherence between actions and a brilliant development structure”.

On the other hand, Lalo Quintana, ESDi professor and tutor of the project Mnéme, believes that “if we stick to the definition of Inspiration as a stimulus that encourages creativity, then the Albert Margalef’s father was the source of inspiration that led him to create an outstanding work that goes beyond the academic field, and shows future generations that there are no impossible projects. If you skillfully combine academic rigor, coherence and of course, enthusiasm… occasionally one can discover treasures such as Mnéme“.

 

Best of luck to the both of you!

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“Smart sustainable cities”, 1st ININVallès online business day https://esdi.es/en/el-modelo-de-ciudades-inteligentes-sostenibles-y-el-uso-de-las-nuevas-tecnologias-en-una-sociedad-postcovid-centran-la-primera-jornada-empresarial-en-linea-de-ininvalles?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=smart-sustainable-cities-1st-ininvalles-online-business-day Wed, 19 May 2021 15:15:39 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=44711 The model of "Intelligent Sustainable Cities" and the use of new technologies in a postcool society focus the first ININVallès Business Day online. ESDi has been responsible for this first event, which has been co-organized with the Sabadell City Council.

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ESDi has been responsible for this first event, which has co-organized with the City of Sabadell.

Iolanda Repullo, head of Business Revitalization of Vapor Llonch, Economic Promotion of the City of Sabadell, was responsible for presenting the session, which was moderated by Eva Garrell, International Relations Director of ESDi, who was also responsible for introducing the operation Tecnodisseny.

The online business day included several presentations that were intended to show the work that is currently being done in the territory to enhance synergies and promote the ININVallès territory as a benchmark in this field.

The first presentation was given by Emili Blanque, Spain Country Manager & Innovation Consultant at Visyon, a company that promotes innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and artificial intelligence. Then it was the turn of Cristina Garrido, Deputy Commissioner of the Smart City Expo World Congress and Director of Innovation and Strategy at Anteverti, an independent consulting firm that advises cities, governments and companies to innovate in order to become more efficient and sustainable. Thirdly, Miquel Martí, founder and CEO of Onetap, an emerging company developing apps and Wi-Fi networks, which aims to revolutionize the way the public interacts in events, cultural spaces and shows.

The round table was also attended by three members of the Tecnodisseny research team, Marianna de Navidad, head of the Field of Experimentation and Application of Design in the area of Visual Communication; Carles Cabezón, head of the UI/UX Master, and Isona Ten, head of the Field of Experimentation and Application of Design in the area of Product and Interiors. Among the topics discussed were the role of technologies in the framework of smart cities of the future and their role in making society more participatory, educated, safe, efficient, effective and environmentally friendly. Also, the ecological costs, the digital divide and the role of the administrations were some of the main topics of the debate.

The ININVallès Business Days are open online sessions that aim to create a space to share and generate ideas around the operations and the different actions of the project, while making them known to companies, entrepreneurs and citizens of the ININVallès territory.  With the aim of creating and enhancing synergies between companies and, at the same time, to bring citizens closer to this type of actions. Precisely, one of the objectives of the day was the opening of a space for interaction with the registered people, who were able to ask their own questions to the group of professionals.

The next conference will be organized by the City Council of Sant Quirze del Vallès and will take place at the beginning of June.

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Professor Juan Carlos Grao launches a menswear fashion brand https://esdi.es/en/professor-juan-carlos-grao-launches-a-menswear-fashion-brand?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=professor-juan-carlos-grao-launches-a-menswear-fashion-brand Mon, 17 May 2021 09:38:04 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=44238 Juan Carlos Grao, licensed by ESDi in Design Fashion mention and Upper Level Training Cycles (CFGS; Ciclos Formativos de Grado Superior) professor in Pattern Making and Fashion, Tailored Clothing and Performances, and Clothing Styling, has just launched the menswear fashion brand GRAO. After working for...

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Juan Carlos Grao, licensed by ESDi in Design Fashion mention and Upper Level Training Cycles (CFGS; Ciclos Formativos de Grado Superior) professor in Pattern Making and Fashion, Tailored Clothing and Performances, and Clothing Styling, has just launched the menswear fashion brand GRAO.

After working for Loewe, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera and Burberry studios, Juan Carlos decided, along with Maria Bordas (also professor of ESDI’s CFGS) to launch GRAO, a clothing collection made by request, in a sustainable way.

The pieces are made in Spain, one by one, thanks to an experienced team of craftsmen specialized in the highest standards of  luxury expertise.

GRAO stands for a traditional-craftsmanship philosophy opposite to modernity and mass production; the collections are short, made with meticulous dedication. They combine rigorous lines, a good cut, memories of traditional and iconic clothing, tailoring and garments influenced by workwear, with details inspired by nature and the comfort of streetwear. Sophisticated but casual, made with natural materials in a responsible way.

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Although the clothing is menswear, the silhouettes are versatile, inspired by iconic classics which appeal to a broad audience. Their patterns are classic and renewed; designed to long-last over time. Its patrons are made and designed to be worn for a lifetime before being passed on to the next generation.

GRAO represents the lifestyle of those who appreciate fashion as a value of cultural and social expression, of those who reflect on its consumption and the fashion essence recovery, and of those who are sure that their clothing style must be versatile and durable over time. It is a way of fashion consumption that involves moderate shopping, keeping favorite pieces and passing them on without an expiration date. You feel so comfortable with them that you want to keep them and wear them for a lifetime.

The first GRAO lookbook images and campaign are photographed in ESDi’s adjacent building, which will house a coworking and coliving project for entrepreneurs in the design sector.

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Gremi de la Fusta logo redesigned by Esther Cano and Alba Paniello https://esdi.es/en/gremi-de-la-fusta-logo-redesigned-by-esther-cano-and-alba-paniello?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gremi-de-la-fusta-logo-redesigned-by-esther-cano-and-alba-paniello Sat, 08 May 2021 16:02:07 +0000 https://esdi.es/gremi-de-la-fusta-logo-redesigned-by-esther-cano-and-alba-paniello Junior Project II students of the Design Degree mention in Graphic Design revealed their suggestions for the Gremi de la Fusta logo redesign. Esther Cano and Alba Paniello came up with the awarded design, and the Gremi has already implemented it. Both were awarded two...

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Junior Project II students of the Design Degree mention in Graphic Design revealed their suggestions for the Gremi de la Fusta logo redesign. Esther Cano and Alba Paniello came up with the awarded design, and the Gremi has already implemented it. Both were awarded two Sonar +D 2022 tickets, each valued at 165€.

The project is part of the collaboration agreement between ESDi and the Gremi de la Fusta. On this occasion, graphic students had to work on a project to update the corporate image of the Gremi, in order to portray the modernization process that the institution has recently carried out.

Below you’ll find attached Esther and Alba’s folder and plaque winning submissions, congratulations!

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ESDi and the Red Cross launch together ‘Kids Costume Hub’, a DIY costume charity platform https://esdi.es/en/esdi-and-the-red-cross-launch-together-kids-costume-hub-a-diy-costume-charity-platform?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=esdi-and-the-red-cross-launch-together-kids-costume-hub-a-diy-costume-charity-platform Thu, 06 May 2021 10:24:16 +0000 https://esdi.es/esdi-and-the-red-cross-launch-together-kids-costume-hub-a-diy-costume-charity-platform ESDi’s School of Design, along with the support of Sabadell’s Red Cross, has launched a charity platform based on DIY (Do It Yourself) costume designs. The idea is that everyone from all around the world can download the design instructions and create the chosen costume...

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ESDi’s School of Design, along with the support of Sabadell’s Red Cross, has launched a charity platform based on DIY (Do It Yourself) costume designs. The idea is that everyone from all around the world can download the design instructions and create the chosen costume at home or school. At the same time, and in compensation for the costumes, there is the possibility of collaborating with the Red Cross by making voluntary donations to cover the basic needs of people affected by the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. Donations can be made until June 20 in the “Donation” section of the website kidscostumehub.com

Design Degree students designed the costumes during the Plug&Play 2021, a timed creative marathon organized by ESDi, in which each year students test their creative and innovative abilities by solving design challenges. In this 2021 edition, the registered participants (in groups of 4 members) designed during 3 days the directions to create a versatile costume, inclusive, not offensive to races, cultures, religions, or political ideologies, and aimed at boys, girls and non-binary gender. The other requirement was that it had to be relatively simple to put together, since the intention is that children can actively participate in its making, even if they are assisted by adults. It also had to take into account that the materials had to be simple, easy to find at home or easy to obtain.

 

Among the costumes that can be found in kidscostumehub.com “The Solar System” stands out, made by ESDi students Susanna Gutierrez, Maria Romero and Paula Franco, who won the Plug&Play 2021. They were awarded prizes from Adobe, Blackie Books, Putos Modernos and Moleskine, the event sponsors. The jury in charge of making the decisions was constituted by a panel of international professors from the following ESDi partner universities: Universidad Mexico Americana del Golfo UMAG, University of West London and the Holon Institute of Technology (Israel).

In addition to the costumes made by ESDi students, anyone wishing to collaborate with the platform can send their suggestions. A document in .ai format (Adobe Illustrator) can be downloaded on the web, which shall be completed with the costume directions and sent via email to kidscostumehub@esdi.edu.es.

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“We are delighted that different concepts converge in this project: creativity, young people and solidarity,” stated the president of Red Cross Sabadell, Montse Font. “In a year characterized by the Covid-19 crisis and the massive social challenges it has caused for many people, in ESDi we wanted to make the third edition of the creative marathon Plug&Play about a social cause, with the direct implication of ESDi’s students and teachers, along with the Red Cross team. We are pleased that companies like Adobe, Blackie Books, Putos Modernos and Moleskine got invested in the project. We are also thankful for the involvement of our partners from international universities in London,
Israel and Mexico, with whom we collaborated closely to make ‘Kids Costume Hub’ a reality,” said Georgina Bombardón, Associate Director of FUNDIT’s (the Textile Design Foundation managed by ESDi).

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Anna Torralba, Martín Morante y Álvaro Azkue, awarded best fashion collections https://esdi.es/en/anna-torralba-martin-morante-y-alvaro-azkue-awarded-best-fashion-collections?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=anna-torralba-martin-morante-y-alvaro-azkue-awarded-best-fashion-collections Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:41:41 +0000 https://esdi.es/anna-torralba-martin-morante-y-alvaro-azkue-awarded-best-fashion-collections The traditional  fashion show showcasing the Final Projects of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, mention in Fashion, by the Escuela Superior de Diseño ESDi of Sabadell (Barcelona) was transformed into a online event enlivened by the popular writer and screenwriter Bob Pop. Entitled ‘Alternative Realities’,...

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The traditional  fashion show showcasing the Final Projects of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, mention in Fashion, by the Escuela Superior de Diseño ESDi of Sabadell (Barcelona) was transformed into a online event enlivened by the popular writer and screenwriter Bob Pop. Entitled ‘Alternative Realities’, the event screened 3 fashion films conducted with the final collections made by ESDi’s Graduates in Design. The 3 best fashion collections were also awarded.

Last Thursday, April 15th 2021, ESDi broadcasted Alternative Realities, an online event which presented 3 fashion films that were produced based on the final collections of the latest Graduates in Design, mention in Fashion, by ESDi: Paula Abad, Irene Argelich, Álvaro Azkue, Laura Blaya, Cristina Bueno, Aina Cardoner, Alba Chaves, Miriam Feu, Cristina González, Tania Hernández, Martín Morante, Silvia Moyano, Xènia Oliver, Laura Prieto, Eva Rodoreda, Ana Roca, Anna Torralba and Meritxell Vancells.

Alternative Realities was broadcasted LIVE on ESDi’s YouTube channel, and it is available at the following link:
https://youtu.be/2oMrv5uE8XA. The person in charge of hosting the event was the famous writer and screenwriter Bob Pop, who had already enjoyed the collections during the recordings of his new series: “I had the privilege of having the designs of several ESDi students for a scene of my series MARICÓN PERDIDO and now I am overjoyed to present them to the rest of the world”, says Bob Pop.

The 3 fashion films projected on Alternative Realities relied on the work of Aleix Viadé and Betiana Pavón as creative directors. The stylist and ESDi professor Miquel Malaspina was in charge of stylism, while MarcelPel and Tutusaus were responsible for hair and makeup.

During the event, not only the short films were released, but the 3 best fashion collections were also awarded.  The three first prizes awarded were: “Atípic: una apología cualquiera” by Anna Torralba, “La democratización del lujo” by Martín Morante and “The Big Flash” by Álvaro Azkue. The jury awarding the prizes was constituted by the fashion designer Josep Abril, MODA-FAD’s president Núria Mora, Aida Molano of the textile company Gratacós,
Xavi Bombardó of the textile company Dobert, Mango’s fashion director Justicia Ruano, as well as Inditex talent. The prizes awarded to the students are a textile selection given by the companies Dobert and Gratacós, and the opportunity to study a master’s specialized in fashion in ESDi-URL.

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‘Atípic’ by Anna Torralba, awarded best ESDi fashion final collection. Photography: Tea Sirbiladze
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 ‘La Democratización del Lujo’ by Martín Morante and ‘The Big Flash’ by Álvaro Azkue’, awarded 2nd and 3rd best fashion collections

As Anna Torralba herself explains in Alternative Realities: “the project Atípic: una apología cualquiera
tries to involve in first person two integrated protagonists in the same piece, as a result of the atypical as well as each constituent possessed by each one of us. That is, the whole of our appearances in one. Man’s shirtmaking and tailoring are key factors for this uniform, rectilineal collection, void of singularity. On the other hand, the atypical component is the main theme of the manipulation and the responsible of returning the absence of singularity through foldable pieces or through other pieces hidden in interiors, providing a very contrasting color”, explains Anna, the winner of the first fashion collection of the Escuela Superior de Diseño ESDi.

Josep Abril, fashion designer and member of the jury, wanted to highlight “its austere and constructivist discourse, typical of Bernarda Alba, with disconcerting details that contrast and turn into poetic something very strict”.

The second prize winner, Martín Morante, explained his collection in Alternative Realities: “the project La Democratización del Lujo originates from the analysis of the prêt-à-porter premium market that, in the last few years, has abandoned the traditional luxury concept with much more attractive suggestions for new buyers in the sector. This, translated to the collection, is seen through a contemporary brand identity and clothing pieces with sophisticated connotations”.

Sandra Blanch, talent recruiter for Massimo Dutti and jury member, noted that “the tricot part of the collection is very well made and the collection is very complete”.

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Finally, the 3rd prize winner, Álvaro Azkue, explained in Alternative Realities the concept of the project: “the collection is based on the relationship that unites men with images and how this relationship has been woven throughout history. How it is currently developing and how I believe that it will keep on developing”.

As a member of the jury, Josep Abril highlighted “the surface contrasts, breaking each angle, building the clothing on the person, not with curves, but with straight and diagonal lines. I find this geometrical game very interesting, even more with a printing on top that is yet another break”.

Congrats to the 3 winners and 18 graduates for their hard work!

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Degree Fashion Show: ‘Alternative Realities’ https://esdi.es/en/alternative-realities?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alternative-realities Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:14:57 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=41472 Bob Pop will present next Thursday 15 April 2021 at 19h, 'Alternative Realities', the Degree Fashion Show of the ESDi School of Design.

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Bob Pop will host ‘Alternative Realities’, the Degree Fashion Show of ESDi Higher School of Design

 

The popular Late Motiv collaborator and fashion expert Bob Pop will be in charge of presenting and entertaining the presentation event of the 3 fashion films made with the final collections of the Graduates in Design, specialty in Fashion from ESDi Higher School of Design. Entitled ‘Alternative Realities’, the event will be broadcast live online on ESDi’s YouTube channel on April 15th, 7pm.

 

“I was privileged to have the designs of ESDi students for a scene in my series ‘MARICÓN PERDIDO’ and now I am fortunate to be able to present them to the world”, Bob Pop.

 

Next Thursday 15 April 2021 at 19h, ESDi Higher School of Design will broadcast Alternative Realities, an online event where 3 fashion films produced from the final collections of the last Graduates in Design, specialty in Fashion from ESDi will be presented: Paula Abad, Irene Argelich, Álvaro Azkue, Laura Blaya, Cristina Bueno, Aina Cardoner, Alba Chaves, Miriam Feu, Cristina González, Tania Hernández, Martín Morante, Silvia Moyano, Xènia Oliver, Laura Prieto, Eva Rodoreda, Ana Roca, Anna Torralba and Meritxel Vancells.

Alternative realities will be broadcast via LIVE on the ESDi YouTube channel. The event will be presented by Late Motiv collaborator and fashion expert Bob Pop, who is delighted to be able to support the emerging talent of national fashion: “I had the privilege of having the designs of several students and students of ESDi for a scene of my series MARICÓN PERDIDO and now I am fortunate to present them to the world,” says Bob Pop.

The fashion films to be presented at Alternative Realities have the creative direction of Aleix Viadé, on the one hand, and Betiana Pavón, on the other. The stylists and ESDi teacher Miquel Malaspina, while MarcelPel and Tutusaus were in charge of the hair and make-up.

“In the fashion film we wanted to highlight both the diversity and the common threads shared by the four designers we have worked with in our version of Alternative Realities. To do this, we have placed the garments in the foreground, protagonists at all times, being worn by models without specific gender characteristics and also exposed as individual pieces in an abstract way”, says Betiana Pavón, creative director of one of the short films.

     

     

ESDi’s Degree Fashion Show had traditionally always been an in-person fashion show where the collections of the Graduates in Design, specialty in Fashion were presented to the school, the media and companies in the sector. Given the impossibility of doing it in this way in the current situation, it was decided to record 3 fashion films and mix in them the main garments of the different collections, with the addition of the creative vision of their filmmakers and locations that bring a touch of contemporaneity to the whole.

“This experience has been a challenge for us. We have moved from the traditional fashion show to this new format and we love the result. Among other things, it allows us to take a more detailed look at the students’ garments and thus better understand their creative process”, explains the Director of the Fashion Department at ESDi, Olga Beltrán. “We believe that this way of teaching final degree projects is an excellent opportunity for students to build a more avant-garde and innovative portfolio. If we add to this staging of the collection a good story telling that teaches the theoretical basis from which the creative development starts, this new format is undoubtedly a powerful communication tool for new designers,” adds Olga.

To round off the event, prizes will be awarded to the 3 best fashion collections from among the 18 graduates. The jury will be formed by the fashion designer Josep Abril, the president of MODA-FAD Nuria Mora, Aida Molano from the textile company Gratacós, Xavi Bombardó from the textile company Dobert, the product and design director of Mango Justicia Ruano, as well as talent recruiters from Stradivarius and Bershka.

Alternative Realities can be followed on Thursday, April 15th, 7pm, via the link: https://youtu.be/2oMrv5uE8XA

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Antoni Garrell: ‘The Technodiseño scheme contributes to regional innovation’ https://esdi.es/en/antoni-garrell-the-technodiseno-scheme-contributes-to-regional-innovation?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=antoni-garrell-the-technodiseno-scheme-contributes-to-regional-innovation Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:46:55 +0000 https://esdi.es/antoni-garrell-the-technodiseno-scheme-contributes-to-regional-innovation The Tecnodiseño scheme contributes to regional innovation by transforming the economy and competition in the area.

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Antoni Garrell is the Director General of the Foundation of Textile Design (FUNDIT) for ESDi and bears overall responsibility for Technodiseño, which is the third scheme of the ININVallès project (in Catalan). He’s an industrial engineer, has a master’s degree in Administration and Management, and pursued doctoral studies in Decision Support Systems. Since 1975, he has led an intense professional life, not just in organizational and strategic consultancy but also in the field of computational technology applied to production, management, marketing and content, which has seen him occupy a variety of positions at companies such as Arthur Andersen, Calfinsa, La Caixa and la Fundación Universidad y Tecnología La Salle, where he was Director General. In addition, he has combined his professional activity with substantial academic work, which has led him to be a member of the board of directors at several companies and recently, within the health sector too. In the following interview, Antoni Garrell explains the main inputs of the project through the lens of the scheme that he is in charge of.

 

How would you define your scheme in one sentence?

The TECNODISEÑO project aims to create a new concept called ‘Technodesign’, which is understood to be the perfect union of both worlds (technology and design) as complementary components. The main objective is to identify challenges (including for businesses) and innovative ideas for industrial and economic development in the region, through a new space for mobilizing knowledge and talent.

The project primarily seeks to facilitate innovation and consolidate the transformation of the regional production model in the Vallès, in accordance with the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in a framework for sustainable development. Secondly, it wants to attract and retain talent to encourage competition through open collaborative processes with global influence and with criteria for collaboration across disciplines and sectors. A project which, together with other institutions in Sabadell, has allowed for the creation of a co-working space in the centre of the city, at the heart of the Creativity and Innovation Quarter.

 

Why is it being done in the ecosystem of the ININVallès project? How does your scheme contribute to the project?

The Vallès region is one of the productive motors of Catalonia, accounting for around 15% of Catalan GDP and an average of 25% of Catalonia’s industrial GVA (Gross Value Added). This is thanks to deep-rooted industries and their intensive technological knowledge and usage, such as in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in the electrical hardware sector and in manufacturing, including iron, plastics and textiles. The Vallès sits in an advantageous geostrategic position, as illustrated by the B-30 highway, is industrially influential and is among the best in industrial production, with high levels of competition. At the same time, the region is home to a significant amount of universities, research facilities and start-ups, which are key to innovation and the dynamic economy of the future.

The Tecnodiseño scheme contributes to this regional innovation through a competitive and economic transformation of the area in order to spur sustainable economic activity and jobs. It was born out of the desire to position the Vallès as a driving force specialized in industrial systems design and innovation, to nurture innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, to support the discovery of new technologies, new products and services, and to encourage companies and job roles to make a move towards specializing in technodesign. The project grows out of a need to respond to the current challenges of a globalized world which is immersed in a real technological revolution that society is trying to adapt to. A new workspace in Sabadell, 4.0 co-working spaces, which provide an opportunity to meet, interact, collaborate, share with and learn from other professionals. This new reality in the world of work can lead us to be more productive, more competitive and more creative.

 

How will this scheme benefit local residents, businesses and centers of education?

The Tecnodiseño scheme is focused on the organization, promotion and consolidation of a globally-recognized ecosystem of innovation based on technology and design, in order to boost businesses and attract investment and talent. A ecosystem, a hub of innovation which will allow established businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, tech hubs, universities, research facilities and investors to cooperate and collaborate. A symbiotic environment that engages governments, public/private organisations, and private enterprise in order to address the challenges of the future while focusing on sustainability, job creation, competition, technological sovereignity, digitalization and the evaluation of advances in science and technology.

Overall, a centre to first and foremost help to revive and recover/improve competition in the Valles’ productive industries in the short to medium term, especially in SMEs and micro-enterprises. Secondly, to accompany them in the medium to long term in the process of innovating, digitalizing and adopting sustainable development habits in the green economy.

How are you going to reach these companies and the whole region?

Through working collaboratively in a physical space with virtual complements; a shared task born out of working together with entrepreneurs, start-ups, businesses and recent graduates who share knowledge, foster corporate synergy, build a community to get results from their work and jointly promote networking. It is an ongoing process with the central goal of stimulating new ideas and helping society and the economy to face the challenges of the future, while at the same time allowing them to identify emerging knowledge and technological innovation everywhere. Subsequently, this creates self-knowledge, with a desire to share it altruistically as well as to promote economic activity to enable the initiative remains viable.

*Interview with Mr. Antoni Garrell for ININVALLÈS

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ESDi signs agreement with Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University of Jaipur https://esdi.es/en/esdi-signs-agreement-with-jayoti-vidyapeeth-womens-university-of-jaipur?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=esdi-signs-agreement-with-jayoti-vidyapeeth-womens-university-of-jaipur Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:37:11 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=40000 ESDi (Escola Superior de Disseny) has, through the Foundation for Textile Design, signed a new partnership agreement with an international university: the Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University of Jaipur (JVWU), a women’s university established in 2008 that offers courses specialized in fashion and the fine arts....

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ESDi (Escola Superior de Disseny) has, through the Foundation for Textile Design, signed a new partnership agreement with an international university: the Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University of Jaipur (JVWU), a women’s university established in 2008 that offers courses specialized in fashion and the fine arts.
With this agreement, ESDi is opening the door to collaboration with Asian universities, which marks another milestone in the school’s internationalization strategy. It provides an excellent opportunity to ESDi’s teaching staff and students, who will be able to learn and understand more about one of the cradles of the textile industry, India, through participation in collaborative projects between the two universities or the mobility programs they’ll be able to enjoy.
The Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University of Jaipur (JVWU) joins the 58 international universities that ESDi already has partnership agreements with.

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