Montreal (Canada) – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announces the nomination of 81 projects for the World Design Impact Prize 2015-2016. All nominated project profiles are listed at and include a brief description of the project as well as images and videos.

After a more than two-month long nomination phase, project nominations were received from  over two dozen countries around the world. These projects seek to address global challenges such as shortages of clean drinking water, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, the need for affordable housing, the disposal and recycling of waste. This translates into products or services that have the potential to improve health outcomes and provide communities with a better quality of life.

The World Design Impact Prize recognises and encourages industrial design driven projects that seek to make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/or environmental quality of life. It is a platform to discuss the ways in which industrial design, through projects such as the Prize nominees, can help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems through the creation of products, systems and experiences that empower citizens and make the world a better place.

From mid-August to mid-September, members of the review panel will evaluate the nominations and determine a shortlist of projects. Icsid will officially announce the shortlisted projects at the 29th Icsid General Assembly in Gwangju (South Korea) on 19 October 2015. The winning project will be selected by Icsid Members through an anonymous voting process and announced in February 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Montpetit
Communications Officer
t: + 1 514 448 4949 ext. 238

About the World Design Impact Prize

The World Design Impact Prize is a biennial award created to recognise and encourage industrial design driven projects that benefit society. Established in 2011 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the Prize creates an exciting opportunity for industrial designers from around the world to present their work to the Icsid Membership, representing more than 160 organisations across six continents