Netherlands: The Netherlands-based What Design Can Do (WDCD) has called for the What Design Can Do Climate Action Challenge that calls on the creative community to submit innovative ideas for helping people adapt to climate change. The challenge specifically focusses on the less privileged and most vulnerable people, particularly in the Global South, who will suffer the brunt of climate change.
Supported by What Design Can Do (WDCD), the IKEA Foundation and Autodesk, the challenge invites designers, creative thinkers and imaginative trouble-shooters from all countries and disciplines, to take part. The call for participation opened on 23 May at WDCD Live Amsterdam 2017, and will close on 24 September 2017 (extended from 21 August!).
This competition will look for fresh and innovative solutions to help mankind adapt to climate change. The best designs are innovative, practical, scalable, affordable, and easily understood. The Climate Action Challenge is open to everyone, yet specifically aimed at designers and creative entrepreneurs. Both existing and completely new ideas and solutions may be entered.
To enter the challenge, one can participate in one of three challenge tracks: student, creative professional or start-up. The top ideas in each track will be evaluated by an international jury and selected to join a special acceleration program in the last phase of the challenge.
All proposals should be entered via the WDCD Climate Action Challenge Platform. The WDCD innovative briefing generator will help you decide how to tackle the many problems related to climate change. The winner of the challenge is eligible for a share of “€900.000 award package” and a chance of joining the WDCD acceleration program.