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Innovation By Design Awards 2016

Innovation By Design Awards 2016

Year by year, the IBD Awards have grown. This year’s entries represented an astonishingly strong survey of innovation around the globe—over 1,700 designs. In the eyes of our esteemed judges, the projects you'll find below were the best of the best. There were only 15 winners anointed in the entire competition; we also crowned about 231 finalists. Each of those projects represent what's best about design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better. We hope that you’ll dig in and be inspired.

See past winners: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Innovation By Design 2016 Categories

Social Good

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Projects that aid developing countries or underprivileged communities.
Judges: Krista Donaldson, Doreen Lorenzo

Winners

Fairphone 2

Fairphone 2

Finalists

AirCarbon Technology

AirCarbon Technology

Making plastics from atmospheric carbon

AQtap water ATM solution

AQtap water ATM solution

Easy access to clean water

charity: water Sensor Project

charity: water Sensor Project

Tracking system for new wells

d.light A1

d.light A1

Touch solar light for people off the grid

Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set

Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set

Crockery catering to special needs

Grace Farms

Grace Farms

Gorgeous nexus for nonprofit collaboration

HomeSmart

HomeSmart

Energy management for off-grid communities

Hummingbird Bike

Hummingbird Bike

Ultralight folding bike

Mapillary

Mapillary

Open-source city mapping

Montage

Montage

Mapping and monitoring the crisis in Syria using YouTube

Muji Hut

Muji Hut

Tiny cabins

Opendesk

Opendesk

Network for local manufacturing

Project Natick

Project Natick

Server farms cooled by the ocean

Smog Free Project

Smog Free Project

Air-cleaning edifice

Spring Accelerator

Spring Accelerator

Incubator for women-focused businesses

The New Story Model

The New Story Model

Philanthropic crowdfunding service

The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

Using spare computing power for scientific research 

UNICEF Kid Power

UNICEF Kid Power

Kids' wearable supports charity

Warby Parker Pupil's Project

Warby Parker Pupil's Project

Free glasses for the needy

Wayfindr Open Standard

Wayfindr Open Standard

Bluetooth navigation beacons for the blind

Zipline

Zipline

Drone for medical supplies

Honorable Mentions

Advance Ordance Teaching Materials

Advance Ordance Teaching Materials

Asteroid Explorers

Asteroid Explorers

Diva Centres

Diva Centres

Guga S'Thebe Children's Theater

Guga S'Thebe Children's Theater

IKO Creative Prosthetic System

IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Noora Health

Noora Health

The Drumi

The Drumi

The Kio Kit

The Kio Kit

The mAgri Design Toolkit

The mAgri Design Toolkit

The Wearables for Good Challenge

The Wearables for Good Challenge

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