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What’s your brilliant idea to improve the world? Submit it to the INDEX: Award contest for a chance to win €500,000!March 15th, 2015

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Do you have a brilliant idea that could change the world for the better? If so, submit your life-improving designs to the 2015 INDEX: Award competition for a chance to win €500,000 sponsored by the Danish state! The competition is split into five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play & Learning, and Community. Anyone can enter the competition free of charge; the only requirement is that the design submitted is life improving. Alternatively, you can also nominate a great design to win a share of the biggest cash design prize in the world. Deadline for submissions and nominations is March 15, 2015.

March 15th, 2015

March 15th, 2015



€500,000 grand prize


What is eligible for INDEX: Award?

Design that improves life or holds the potential to do so.

Tangible design (products, digital design, architecture, urban planning) or intangible (concepts, policies, strategies, services, systems) design.

Genuinely new design. Sheer restyling of known designs is insufficient, unless it implies a genuinely new aspect to improve life.

Design that is on a prototype stage at minimum.

Design that date back no more than 5 years.

Design that was not previously selected as finalist for INDEX: Award.

Who can nominate?

Designers, private individuals, public and private companies, schools, universities, organizations, associations, students and design enthusiasts from all over the world can nominate for INDEX: Award. Basically, everyone in the world.

Members of the INDEX: Award Jury, provided that the juror pleas incompetency in judging designs nominated by him-/herself (designs created in a process, where a juror has been involved, however, cannot win INDEX: Award).

The INDEX: Design to Improve Life® organization.

Members of the INDEX: Award ‘Spotters’.



The international INDEX: Award Jury consists of 12 influential men and women from all over the world - each one adding insight and experience from their field of expertize to the unique, collective intelligence of the group. See them all here: