iF Social Impact Prize for Projects Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

iF Social Impact Prize for Projects Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

Deadline: 13 September, 2024

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.

iF Social Impact Prize for Projects Advancing UN Sustainable Development GoalsCategories

All submissions should be in line with the 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • No Poverty – 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.
  • Zero Hunger – It is time to rethink how they grow, share and consume their food if they are to nourish today
  • Goodhealth and Well-Being – Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.
  • Quality Education – Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
  • Gender Equality – 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.
  • Reduced Inequalities – 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 Action – 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.


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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurs are welcome to submit.
  • Student concepts cannot be accepted.

For more information and application.


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