INDEX: Award 2013 finalists

Inspiring, educating and engaging, the INDEX: Award promotes design that improves life. Here are the finalists in the 2013 iteration of the competition.

The biennial INDEX: Awards, an initiative of the Danish government, calls for design that improves life. 

With the mandate and theme of "Design to Improve Life", the INDEX: Awards is the biggest design prize in the world.

A total of €500 000 is allocated to five winners, with entries coming from multiple design disciplines.

Some of the global challenges key to improving life have been identified as education, empowerment, energy, environment and climate adaptation, food, government, habitation, health, lifestyle, mobility, money and new value, and water.

The 60 finalists, chosen by a globally-representative jury, “provide a unique overview of the dominant trends and the latest innovative solutions created by designers to address global challenges”.

Browse a selection of projects and initiatives by the finalists.