The Design to Improve Life Investment program works as a connector between designers and investors – helping them realize sustainable design with the potential to solve global challenges. Our aim is to bring as many Design to Improve Life solutions to their full potential as possible in order to foster positive impact in the world.

As the backbone of our organization, the world’s biggest design prize, INDEX: Award, is a continuously thriving source of life-improving design. Over the past 12 years, the Award has received 6,100 nominations from over 100 different countries!

Each biennial award cycle all incoming nominations are boiled down to a pool of finalists by our international jury, and while only five winners are ultimately chosen, the finalist pool still offers some of the best design solutions in the world – providing us with a growing pipeline of great ideas ripe for investment.

Our investment program has a focus on entrepreneurship, leadership and sustainable business practices that can be applied in grade school to post-graduate levels.

Overall, Design to Improve Life Investment provides designers with a platform of support and global recognition, while giving individuals and businesses the opportunity to invest in life-improving solutions.

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