Free to enter, The Design Intelligence Awards offers a $750K prize fund and provides a platform to accelerate international trade, increase connectivity, and open commercial opportunities for design entrepreneurs. The DIA entries are open to two distinct groups allowing work at every stage of development to be entered into this competition. The Product Group covers products that have been commercially available for less than 2 years or unlaunched products with prototypes. The Concept Group is for design ideas from all industries and sectors. Concept Group entries should represent future trends and are supported by physical prototypes or videos that explain the conceptual ideas in detail. See 2021 winners in both categories
Here are just a few or our favorite winners from 2021.
Product Category–Gold Winner
China-based, BGI provides researchers and healthcare professionals with high-quality multi-omics data—delivered within rapid turnaround times and with scientific support—for all industry levels. The Huo-Yan (Fire Eye) Laboratory project, earned a Gold Award in 2021. This project was developed to address China’s fight against COVID-19. And, today, The Huo-Yan Laboratory continues to implement ideas and projects addressing mass population’s needs within reproductive health, infectious diseases, and tumors. Thier goal is to become the “standard” by which the medical and health systems in China will be upgraded and transformed.
Product Category–Silver Winner
d’stict is a Korean-based design firm that creates innovative spatial experiences by integrating content and digital media technology. In 2021, d’strict earned a Silver Award for WAVE, a public media artwork realistically expressing consistently crashing waves through an anamorphic illusion technique. WAVE rushed to shore on a giant L-shaped LED display in the Gangnam, a hopping Times Square-style district in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul.
Concept Group–Future Talents
O-Wind a blade-less generator won the Future Talent Award in 2021 for a product that allows for safe urban electricity generation in tight or small spaces. O-Innovations, a UK company based in Lancaster, aims to revolutionize urban access to renewable energy. Their award-winning product, O-Wind’s unique feature is its ability to harness both vertical and horizontal winds to generate clean electricity. Its blade-less design allows it to fit safely into dense urban environments and harness all the chaotic wind flows found in these areas while protecting humans from dangerous contact.
The 2022 Design Intelligence Award focuses on Design Collaboration—between design and technology. DIA hopes to link designers around the world to explore collaboration pushing design to integrate with science, technology and art through production, life and ecology.
Are you inspired to share your creative, influential, inspirational work with the world and make a difference in your future? Entries in both categories, Product Group and Concept Group, are due on or before July 8, 2022. Use this code US2022-RINC62S to enter now.