Meet the winners of Index Award 2021
Flash Forest
Saving our collective home, 100,000 trees at a time
BIOHM
Growing the world of tomorrow with mycelium
LUNARK
Our first home on the moon?
Truepic
Restoring truth and trust online
Algorithmic Justice League
Shifting societies with an accountable AI
OUI
The next sexual revolution is hormone-free
Meet the finalists of Index Award 2021
OUI
The hormone-free contraceptive
LEGO® Braille Bricks
The iconic toy just became a whole lot more inclusive
Ponto 4
Hearing the world with new clarity
Flash Forest
Flying reforestation to resuscitate planet Earth
AgroSustain
Goodbye food waste!
Biodesign in High Schools
Disruptive education strategy sustaining Colombia’s future
The Uncensored Library
The game making way for journalistic freedom
Energy Observer
An expedition for the ultimate green energy test
Space Hippie
From trash to trendy sneakers
ReGlove
Giving new life to single-use gloves
Planet Positive Textiles
Freshwater-free textiles healing the world
Hegenberger Speculum
A medical tool for post-birth suturing
Algorithmic Justice League
AI’s threats to civil rights and democracy
Potrero Digital
Fostering digital skills in youth in a digital way
Planetary Computer
Using data to assess the world’s health
Sehat Kahani
Enabling ‘doctor brides’ to work for Pakistan’s good health
MarinaTex
Fish waste film without a footprint
Margo Kit
The redesigned rape kit
Truepic Vision and Foresight
Seeing is believing: the platform putting trust back into visual media
FarmDroid
Automating weed control for farmers and food security
LUNARK
Fly me to the moon!
Dave
Friendly banking to combat financial despair
Spatial
Working from home got a holographic upgrade
PROTEUS
A futuristic under-water research station
ClimaCell
Move-over styrofoam!
The Billie System
A game-changer for fashion and textile brands to go truly circular
Simple
Fast, free software to manage hypertension patients
ProxyAddress
Addressing a growing problem with proxy homes
Graphcore
One AI chip to rule them all
Paboco
Paper bottles beating an old plastic habit
Heliogen
Magnifying glasses harnessing 1,000 degrees of sunpower
Carbios Enzyme
Nature bites back!
Toys for Quarantine
Building STEAM toys to upskill the next generation
Lasso
The Uber of recycling: keeping recyclable goods in the loop
AI Learning Helper
AI Teachers guiding homeschooled kids
PseudoFridge
Off-grid vaccine transportation
RobustNest
Saving newborns’ lives in sub-Saharan settings
Temboo
Environmental data collection empowering change
AuREUS
Crop waste turned material turned energy source
Sana Labs
Leaving one-size-fits-all learning behind
Amsterdam Circular Strategy
The city working to close the loop
Neuralink
Bringing telepathy one step closer
BIOHM
Just when you thought mushrooms couldn’t be any more magic
Dots
Making the digital future inclusive
xvision Spine System
AR sight for a surgeon’s eyes
AlgiKnit
Kelp yarns for a circular fashion future
Past events
30.09
Index Award 2021 Finale
29.09
But what is design?
28.09
The Pitch Tank
27.09
Woman is the word!
26.09
Fostering the next generation
25.09
Problem? Solution!
24.09
The emerging talents of Latin America
23.09
Designers masterclass
22.09
Investing in Design to Improve Life
21.09
Future fashion & circularity