The Index Award biennale celebrates people, from far and wide, using design to solve the problems that matter — what we call Design to Improve Life. Since 2005, we’ve recognised some of the world’s most impactful and iconic solutions. From tiny tools that diagnose disease to environmental moonshots saving our most vulnerable ecosystems.
Notable past winners include LifeStraw™ (2005), the Tesla Roadster (2007), Kiva (2009), Hövding (2011), Raspberry Pi (2013), The Ocean Cleanup Array (2015), Zipline (2017) MARSHA (2019), and Algorithmic Justice League (2021). See all former finalists and winners here.
The Index Award isn't just about upholding great designs but about celebrating diversity, inspiring hope and, acting as a catalyst for groundbreaking innovation. It takes all types to design a future that works for everyone, that's why we're always on the lookout for the next game-changers — whoever you might be!
Nominating a solution is free and easy — all you need to do is register online and follow the prompts. You can enter your own project, nominate on behalf of others or simply send us a tip if you think there's something we should know about.