Twenty of the world’s best young designers have been chosen as winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017_02, sharing a prize money of EUR 20,000. They were selected from over 5,000 design concepts submitted from 45 countries.

In this second round of the competition, the expert jury selected a total of 68 award-winning entries.

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the world’s largest and most important competitions for young designers. It takes place twice a year (Edition 01 and 02). The second round winners have now been announced:

68 design concepts from students in 14 different countries have been chosen to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017_02 – and the 20 best entries were rewarded with EUR 20,000 in prize money.

Edition 02 Submissions were accepted on the 4 following topics:

1. Smart Homes, Connected Cities – Visions for Cities and Citizens

2. Public Value, Life & Humanity – Living Together

3. Micro Apartments – Maximizing Small Space

4. Future Healthcare – Using Technology to Keep Us Healthier

Edition 01 Submissions were accepted on the 4 following topics:

1. Bike-Centered City 2030 – Shifting the traffic ecosystem

2. Public Value: Help & Support – Helping people help themselves


Future Living: Innovative Forms of Using Water in Tomorrow`s Kitchen


Wonderful Home Life: Global We, Local Me

Students and recent graduates of all courses and programs within the fields of Design and Architecture took up the challenge and the opportunity to showcase their talent and to have their work evaluated by an international expert jury.

Ms. Konstantina Vasiliki Iakovou representing Greece received the award for her Edition 01 submission: Brain Train, a mobile app addressed to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

In total there were 13,732 registered entries, with 126 award-winning entries of which 48 prize winners shared a prize money of EUR 40,000.

All award-winning concepts in detail with text and images are featured online at iF World Design Guide and can be viewed analytically in the free iF design app or in pdf form.

The award-winning entries will be presented as posters and digitally on surfing tables at the permanent iF design exhibition in Hamburg.


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