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Balancing the needs of patients and healthcare professional

The iF DESIGN AWARD acknowledge that product design is a crucial factor in streamlining medical processes and improving patient outcomes. When designing products for medicine and healthcare, including products for injection, infusion, transfusion and dialysis, medical instruments, software, catheters, pacemakers, dental products, visual aids, x-ray equipment, medical instruments, and laboratory diagnostics systems, it is important to consider the entire lifecycle of the product, from manufacture to disposal. This includes the use of materials that are safe and durable, and the incorporation of features that facilitate cleaning and maintenance.

Designers also need to consider the unique needs of different patient populations, such as those with disabilities or language barriers, and ensure that their products are accessible and easy to use. The use of human-centered design methodologies can help designers to better understand the needs of patients and medical professionals, and develop products that meet those needs.


Product Design

Medical / Healthcare

Traditionally a very important award category characterized by high-caliber entries. Every year, the jury is delighted to see numerous innovations within a wide range of medical and health supporting products.

Assisted living products, assisted living technology, clinical and laboratory equipment, hospital, medical / healthcare devices and equipment, rehabilitation

Products for injection, infusion, transfusion and dialysis, human medical instruments, software, catheters, pacemakers, dental products, dressings, visual aids, X-ray equipment, medical instruments, laboratory diagnostics.

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Designs can be submitted in 9 main disciplines with various subcategories and even across disciplines.


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Apply early!

Early Bird – 30 Jun 2023: EUR 250
Regular – 29 Sept 2023: EUR 350
Last Chance – 8 Nov 2023: EUR 450

Time to complete your application until 8 Nov

iF Online Preselection 4-8 December

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You´re Finalist!

After passing the iF Online Preselection, your entry is evaluated by the iF Final Jury in Berlin 20-22 Feb 2024

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Winner 🙌

In April 2024, iF Design starts a global winners campaign

Entry featured online and in the iF Design App

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Invitation to the iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT 2024 in Berlin

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