Index: Design to Improve Life



  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersDenmark
  • Founded2002
INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. We Inspire, Educate and Engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges. They Inspire by showing people how their personal lives and the lives of people around them can be improved by Design to Improve Life. They do this through INDEX: Award, the biggest design award in the world, worth €500.000 and widely recognized as the most important design award in the world. INDEX: Award showcases the positive outcome and effect of the world’s best examples of Design to Improve Life addressing important issues such as clean water, education, energy production, overpopulation, elderly care, etc. They Educate by using real-life challenges as learning resources in schools and the talents of school as a resource for society. They do this through Design to Improve Life Education, where they put structured creativity on the learning agenda and educate students, teachers, educators and decision makers to create sustainable solutions through a certified education curriculum and design competitions. They Engage by using their Design to Improve Life Investment program, working as a connector between designers and investors – helping them realize sustainable design with the potential to solve global challenges. Their aim with the program is to bring as many Design to Improve Life solutions as possible to their full potential, in order to foster positive impact in the world. History Created by Denmark in 2002, the INDEX: Design to Improve Life® organization is in sync with the values and principles that made Danish design widely renowned in the last century, focusing on humanism, social understanding and democratic thinking. Vision A world of far better solutions designed to improve life for people. Mission By means of INDEX: Award – the biggest design award in the world – INDEX: Award Exhibitions, Design to Improve Life Education, Design to Improve Life Investment and Design to Improve Life Partnerships, they Inspire, Educate and Engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

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Company Offices
  • Denmark (headquarters)
  • Copenhagen
  • Fæstningens Materialgård, Bygning B, 1. sal, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 København K