Winners found in sustainable Danish design awards

1,123 entries from 72 countries were considered

The prestigious Index Awards, the Denmark-based world’s leading design awards, revealed the five winners for 2015 in Helsingør yesterday evening to a packed crowd of 1,200 guests.

The prizes are handed out annually by the organisation Index: Design to Improve Life for designs that can solve a global problem in a sustainable manner.

The five winners were a sustainable urban farming system, a rechargeable battery, a language app, an ocean cleansing system and a portable eye examination kit.

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Record number of entries
The winning bids all won about 746,000 kroner to use for the further development of their designs.

“Award 2015 broke all previous records for a fourth straight award cycle by receiving 1,123 entries from 72 countries all over the world,” Index Awards wrote.

“They ranged from apps helping the blind and wearable thermostats to paper microscopes and self-driving cars. Ultimately, 46 finalists were selected.”