06.09.2017 INDEX Award 2017 – Design to improve life

Last weekend, the world’s biggest design award INDEX – DESIGN to improve life was presented at Kulturværftet in Helsingør, Denmark.

SIGNAL was one of the proud sponsors of the design award, where the finalists are divided into five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play & Learning and Community. The focus is on designs that improves the world and prizes were awarded for the following designs:

  • A drone & parachute design that can bring vital medicine to areas in the world where there is no infrastructure (as in India right now)
  • A software that can give all people in the world a unique address by only using 3 words. This gives them the possibility to receive medication and a variety of other vital necessities where a unique address is an essential prerequisite
  • An age-old principle of a centrifuge that makes it possible to screen for life-threatening diseases on site in distant corners of the world without using electricity
  • A software that ensures that the internet in the future is available for everyone – but still keeps focus on privacy and security

All award winners are a strong example of how design can make a huge difference in people’s lives!

You can read more about the award and the winners here.

Photo ©: INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

 

 

By Sofie Antorini.