iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
EMPOWERING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE supports projects that contribute to improving our society. If you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, your project is eligible.
Applying is free of charge. Every year iF Design donates EUR 100,000 to support the best projects submitted to the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE. Your project should already be established and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times. Student concepts will not be accepted.
iF Social Impact Prize - Overview
All submissions should be in line with the 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.
Goodhealth and Well-Being
Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.
Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
Equality for women and girls is not only a fundermental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Affordable and Clean Energy
The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.
To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Responsible consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less”, resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.
Life below Water
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
Life on Land
Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.
Registration open until 24 April 2024.
Social projects supported by the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE will be:
Compete for a share of EUR 100,000
Published on our iF Design Website
Introduced to a global design community, the design interested public and media
Projects selected by the jury receive an individual Winner Certificate