In an industry/academic partnership, beauty packaging manufacturer Quadpack sponsors the final degree project of Elisava design students. Each year, it sets a brief to develop new concepts in cosmetics packaging. The project gives Quadpack unique insights into the minds of the next generation, bringing fresh thinking to industry issues, while supporting young designers as they embark on their career. Working with academia allows it to foster young talent and inspire a mindset of collaborative innovation to create sustainable solutions. The company has employed several graduates and acquired the rights to develop the most outstanding concepts. These include ‘NI’, a wearable, functional aromatherapy inhaler with nose grip, by Amaia Aranzabal’; ‘n.o.t.’, a personal fragrance mixer exploring new gestures and fragrance formats, by Melisa Raush; and ‘Nác’, a bio-based, reusable applicator system that enhances the usability of solid cosmetics, by Carmen González.

Quadpack is a provider of beauty packaging solutions. With offices and production facilities in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, and a strategic network of manufacturing partners, it develops packaging for the world’s leading cosmetics companies. Quadpack relies on a workforce of 600 people to build a more sustainable world, aiming to have a positive impact on the planet and, through Quadpack Foundation, on the communities in which it is present. Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering is a faculty of UVic-UCC. It promotes education, knowledge and research in the fields of design, communication and engineering. Located in Barcelona, Elisava has trained more than 20,000 students in its 60-year history. Together with Elisava Research, the school develops projects with companies, institutions and NGOs to generate and transfer knowledge, address present and future challenges and foster change.