We’re excited to announce that 9 design teams will be taking part in this year’s investment program Design Orbit. The international acceleration program, run in partnership with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is developed to help shortlisted INDEX: Award 2017 Finalists and Nominees grow the impact of their design solutions.
This year’s entrepreneurs come from across Europe, America, and Asia Pacific. They address a broad range of UN Sustainable Development Goals and span health, agriculture, education, infrastructure, disaster relief, as well as new materials and textiles.
DESIGN ORBIT 2017 CANDIDATES
- Bento Lab (UK)
- BloodLink (DK/IN)
- Field Ready (US)
- Hyperelastic Bone (US)
- Ignitia (SE)
- Textile Cleaned with Sunlight (AU)
- Ubuntu (TR)
- What3Words (UK)
- Woobi Play (CN/DK)
Candidates are now working locally with business consultants from BCG in preparation for the program kick off on August 23rd in Copenhagen. The finale of the program is the Investor Day event, August 31st, where candidates will pitch their businesses to a large pool of investors and foundations in a bid for backing and mentorship.
The last program, run in 2015, led to some significant results, including capital investments in global addressing system OkHi, the relocation of Danish app Be My Eyes to the Silicon Valley and the successful market release of health care solution Yellowone Handsafe.
Congratulations to this year’s Design Orbit candidates! Stay tuned for the full program details soon to be published.