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Master in Research for Design and Innovation

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Master's Degree in Research for Design and Innovation, degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering


Jorge Hernán Rodríguez

Duration // Schedule

Two editions per year starting in September and February // Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.


Spanish and English groups (spanish groups: it’s essential to have and intermediate/advanced English level, since some materials, lectures and activities may be given in this language)

Field Trip

Two field trips are carried out during the Master. Students will travel and host in a European city during 5 days. Travel and stay expenses are not included in the enrollment.


Year 2017-2018 (english edition): 10,500 € (plus 475 € in concept of registration fee) // Year 2018-2019: 10,900 € (plus 500 € in concept of registration fee)


The master’s degree combines two powerful disciplines in the pre-design process: trend research and co-creation techniques. It is focused on providing current tools related to qualitative and ethnographic research, interdisciplinarity and design thinking geared toward innovation processes applicable to society and industry.

We see innovation as a process of continually addressing users’ real and changing needs in order to improve quality of life through products, services, experiences and new tools. Old patterns are re-examined and re-evaluated and prototypes are being boldly designed based exclusively on thorough research.

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