Second Edition | Design & Creativity Contest - Porto University, Lusíada, visited Verallia Portugal
As part of the 2nd Edition of the Design & Creativity Contest, in which this year’s theme is “Practical and Easy to Use, Porto Lusíada’s students visited the facilities of Verallia Portugal. On the 11th of December, Verallia Portugal hosted the 1st debriefing session and plant visit, for the students of the Porto University, Lusíada. The goal was to provide the first contact between the students and the industry.
Throughout the presentation conducted by the Verallia Portugal team, the students got to know the company, the Selective Line brand, the ECOVA line, bottle concepts and symbolism and the whole production process, including technical restrictions. The curiosity and commitment shown by the students and the teachers team pleased the Verallia Portugal team.
Porto Lusíada’s students also had the opportunity to get to know Rui Antunes (Lisbon University, Lusófona’s student), 5th winner of the 1st Edition of the Design & Creativity Contest and his experience from last year’s contest, as he presented his award winning ”Été” project, which led him to win a 1 month internship in Verallia Portugal.
This year, contestants will have to present a project that focuses on the everyday actions and ease of use, betting on the innovation and differential that can lead them to new consumers. The goal is to simplify and streamline the everyday life with glass packaging and bring the consumer and medium closer. As such, the contestants will need themselves to get to know the glass material and its potential, as well as the target audience and the economic challenges presented with the release of a new product. Salete Peixinho, President of the Fiscal Council and member of the National Designer’s Association sponsored the event.
Contestants can enroll and submit their projects online (until the 30th of April, 2015). The jury team will then vote on their choices between the 1st and 31st of May. The Award Ceremony will be hosted by Portuguese famous comedian, Nilton, and will take place on the 26th June, starting at 15:00 hours, at the Figueira da Foz Centre for Art and Shows.
We challenge all students and teachers to submit their entries!