November 7, 2012

Nominate design for the biggest of them all – Index:Award 2013

Do you want a chance to win the prestigious INDEX: Award 2013 and have your share of the €500.000 cash prize? Index: Award 2013 calls you to nominate your own design or a design of someone you know, as long as you yourself can justify that the design in question is in deed a life-improving one.

The nominations for Index: Award 2013 are staying open until December 17, 2012. You can register the designs in any of the of 5 categories – Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery, inspired by last year's earthquake and tsunami disaster. It is a set of emergency items, which can help to reduce the negative effects of refuge life. Made from an oil drum, it can simply be transformed into stove: to heat, to boil water and to cook (freeze-dried rice is included).

Join the Index: Award 2013 if you have a design that substantially improves important areas of many people’s lives!

The Index’s competition is the most attractive of them all, owing to the biggest award prizes. Each category winner receives 100.00 euros prize, and during the first five competitions that took place each two years since 2005 – the Swiss designer Yves Béhar was the only double winner in the history of this award.

The electricity used by the Supercharger (Tesla) comes from a solar carport system provided by SolarCity, which results in almost zero marginal energy cost after installation. By next year, Tesla plans to install Superchargers in high traffic corridors across the continental United States, and will also begin installing it in Europe and Asia in the second half of 2013.

From concepts toward projects

When the Index project launched in 2005, it had the vision to shift design from tangible to intangible design – from visual communications and product design towards strategies, services and concepts. It has succeeded to bring Design for Improving Lives on global agenda – from the first concepts in 2005 till many concrete projects with the proven impact at the level of companies, local and national governments.

The Plumen 001 offers a new vision for the low energy light bulb, encouraging us to use them out of desire rather than moral obligation. Design: Samuel Wilkinson & Hulger (UK, 2007).

Therefore, the winners of INDEX: Award are not famous for traditional design, but rather for design that vastly improves the lives of people all over the world.

The Index:Award ceremony is visited by dignitaries like the majors of Helsinki, Singapore, executive directors of global companies, university professors of the best faculties of design, designers and representatives of world media – from 48 countries. Photo: Index.

There is no time to waste!

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