Creative Challenge Barcelona

Date
15 –23 Jun 2018
Location
ELISAVA
Barcelona School of Design and engineering (Spain)

Discover how creativity can boost your company and your career!

Call for companies

ELISAVA leads the European project called DECS (Decoding European Creative Skills), along with Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. We work together for inclusion, knowledge and understanding of design, our profession, to an enterprise-level. A project like this needs the close participation of different small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not yet accostumed to use design in their everyday processes.

That's why three entities will be chosen from the applications received. Each one of them will enjoy during a week the services of a research team composed of five design students and a senior designer, who will analyze and propose solutions to a challenge set by the enterprise itself. The company will be able to put into practice the proposed solutions in their creative and manufacturing processes, so it can test the value of design for its business.

If your company wishes to participate, please fulfill the following application, including a short description of your business.

This activity will last from January 15th to 22nd. During this time, the enterprise will play an important role along with the research team.

This is the expected schedule:

Monday 15th
SMEs present their challenges to the designers.
Tuesday 16th
The designers generate ideas to solve the challenge.
Wednesday 17th
The designers develop the main ideas and submit them to the SMEs.
Thursday 18th
The designers develop the chosen concept.
Friday 19th
The designers finish their proposal and prepare its communication.
Monday 22nd
The designers submit the results to the SMEs.
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Call for designers

ELISAVA leads the European project called DECS (Decoding European Creative Skills), along with Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. We work together on research of design creative processes to understand, analyse and develop the needed skills for facing the professional challenges of the 21st century.

In order to achieve the stated objectives, between January 15th and 23rd, 2018, ELISAVA organises the Creative Challenge in Barcelona. During these days, attendees should produce new ideas and set new business opportunities to different local companies and institutions that are not accostumed to use design in their usual processes. It will be a week of intense creative activity where new ideas and opportunities will be presented facing the challenges exposed by SMEs, while reflecting on the creative competences that will be put into practice.

If you wish to participate, please fulfill the following application, including your updated curriculum vitae (you can add your portfolio to the same document) and a motivation letter.

Once the registration stage ends, a total of 30 participants will be selected from all the applications received. This will include both students and young professional designers under the age of 35 years old.

Subsequently, these creative conferences will also take place in the facilities of our collaborators, who will open their correspondent calls, first in Salzburg from February 26th to March 2nd, and later in Eindhoven on March.

In addition, once the workshops are finished, 5 of the participants will be also selected to be part of a two-month fully funded in-house residence, in collaboration with a European enterprise.

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