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Sustainable Future

Encouraging young and committed people to show innovative thinking has always been one of iF’s guiding principles. Our iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD and iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE are thus closely related to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Get inspired by the stories below and find out about pressing projects, concepts and all those sponsors that support our approach for a better future.

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

Interview with Juror Elísabet Elfa Arnarsdóttir

Interview with Juror Elísabet Elfa Arnarsdóttir

Sustainable design is more than a buzzword! We asked Patagonia's designer Elísabet Elfa Arnarsdóttir about her philosophy.

Interview - Part 1

Interview - Part 2

Into the future – with a sustainable drone and an iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

iF Success Story | Mikhael Geordie Amadeus | SWARM drone

Every year, we honor outstanding designs created by students from all over the world with the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. We strongly believe in the potential of young designers to change and innovate in our future world. We want to find out which ways our young winners have gone. This time, we talked to Mikhael Geordie Amadeus from Sydney.

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Talent Sponsors

How design students transform our world

How design students transform our world

Together with our sponsors we present the winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020. 17 concepts share a prize money of EUR 50,000 in total.

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Samsung’s Felix Heck about the new 'blueprints'

Samsung’s Felix Heck about the new 'blueprints'

Find out why the Korean technology group has long committed to promoting young design talents.

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Compal Electronics joins Sponsors for the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

Compal Electronics joins Sponsors for the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

In the current 2020 edition, we are beyond happy to welcome Compal Electronics as a new top-class sponsor among GROHE, Haier, Samsung Electronics, and Wonderland. That is why we talked to iF juror Shikuan Chen, Chief Design Officer (CDO) and Senior Vice President of the Marketing and Innovation office of Compal Electronics, about what it takes to be a successful young designer?

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Welcome GROHE as a new iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD sponsor!

Welcome GROHE as a new iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD sponsor!

We talked to GROHE's Patrick Speck about supporting young design talents and how the company supports their own young designers.

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Success Stories - Supported by iF Projects

EcoFábrica Criativa Santos – Making hand-crafted Furniture From Recycled Wood

EcoFábrica Criativa Santos – Making hand-crafted Furniture From Recycled Wood

This supported by iF project embodies sustainable consumption and helps socially vulnerable groups since 2016. The initiators from Brazil are planning a very special exhibition.

EcoFábrica Criativa Santos was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2017

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The successful idea driving Share a Pot

The successful idea driving Share a Pot

The supported by iF project empowers older people in Singapore through a network of almost 200 volunteers.

Share a Pot was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2017.

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Green Success Story from Uganda

Green Success Story from Uganda

WEYE Clean Energy has developed from a student project to a renowned social entrepreneurship in the briquetting industry in Uganda.

WEYE Clean Energy was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2017.

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"More than 7,500 liters water refills"

The MyMizu app initiators talk about their success since winning the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE.

MyMizu was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2019.

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Social Impact Report: HOPE Schools

Social Impact Report: HOPE Schools

Read how the iF honoured project HOPE Schools gives refugee children new perspectives.

HOPE Schools was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018.

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Social Impact Success Story with Inhouse Records

Social Impact Success Story with Inhouse Records

Inhouse Records reduces relapse rate among former criminals through music production. Read what their great success is about.

Inhouse Records was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018.

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Success Story: Conflictfood

Success Story: Conflictfood

We are happy to hear great news from the organization’s Gernot Würtenberger: “We are very thankful and happy that iF is joining Conflictfood’s journey – literally: the support we have received helped us to make this year’s trip to farmers in Afghanistan and open new trading perspectives for them."

Conflictfood was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018.

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Success Story: Girls Not Wives

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Wadi Ben-Hirki reached new goals for girl rights since being supported by iF.

Girls Not Wives was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018.

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Success Story: Rescue Foundation

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Rescue Foundation's Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and repatriate from human trafficking in India.

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Success Story: x-runner

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Improvement in Limas, Peru, sanitation pick-up system since being supported by iF.

x-runner was honored with the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2018.

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