Design Orbit is a unique program developed to help shortlisted INDEX: Award 2017 Finalists accelerate the impact of their sustainable design solutions addressing global challenges.

The main goal of Design Orbit is taking early stage solutions, selected from INDEX: Award Finalists, to the next level by helping selected design entrepreneurs to further develop their business and get them investment and impact ready.

The first step of the program is connecting selected candidates to business consultants from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) who help them develop a preliminary business model in their local community.

This is followed by Design Orbit – an intense week-long acceleration program in Copenhagen from 23th till 31st August 2017 – grounded in design-based methodology and developed with our partners Boston Consulting Group and Accelerace.

The goal is to help the best early stage cases sharpen their commercial businesses behind their life-improving solutions as well as prepare candidates for pitching their ideas to investors.

The program will also include seminars and practical master classes from VCs and impact investors as well as inspiring presentations from industry leaders.