As agents of social transformation we believe in education, we believe in collaboration between the company and the academic world. This is why every year we carry out and promote projects with distinguished educational institutions.

Educational institutions

ELISAVA Design School, Barcelona

El Naturalista and ELISAVA, the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, are close allies. The two organisations have strengthened their links over the last two years by cooperating on common projects within the framework of the Master in Product Design. This is the second year we have conducted the "ELISAVA-El Naturalista Shoe Design Awards" which seek to foster students' innovation and creativity. And the results were spectacular! You will find more information about this fascinating project in the following links.

Los premios de calzado de diseno ELISAVA

Zapateros visionarios

ESADE Business School, Barcelona

Collaboration with the School of Innovation for a study of sustainability and companies.

Mediadesign Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany

Through the project “Design a trainer shoe”, El Naturalista has made a partnership agreement with the School of Design of this distinguished university, allowing the students to present innovative ideas for a new product.

ESIC Business & Marketing School, Madrid

Today is Marketing Meeting 2009: Leadership in uncertainty: innovation and marketing in its purest state. Presentation and publication: The success of social awareness: how to triumph with values at the world of business.

De Monfort University, United Kingdom

Collaborative project with Footwear Design (BA) students of this prestigious university located in the heart of England.

Bernard Palissy Institute in Gien, France

Visit of a group of students for an “in vivo” class in handicrafts and business vision. An experience that we hope to repeat with our friends from Gien.

Dialogue: Green Society & Green People, Spain

Conference dictated in the Global Eco Forum 2010 in Barcelona:

Colegio Mayor Belagua , España

Integrated through music. For the last two years the students at Belagua University Residence have organised a Solidarity Concert to raise awareness of those social questions so detrimental to both the so-called first world societies and the less developed countries. The goal of this initiative is "to unite culture and solidarity, two essential aspects of the educational role of the residence". El Naturalista, consistent with our mission as an agent of social transformation, continues to contribute its grain of sand to this admirable initiative.

Click on this link to see the photo gallery of the 2012 Solidarity Concert:

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University of Alicante, Spain

Contract of collaboration with the Chair of Adhesives and Glues.

Other collaboration

Annual guided visit for the students of the footwear module of the old Arnedo vocational courses, and other educational institutions of La Rioja.

Conferences in the Club of Entrepreneurs of the University of Navarre, Marketing Club, Colegio Mayor Olabidea, University of La Rioja, Colegio Mayor Mendaur, APD Navarra (Affiliation for Management Progress).