THE WDCD NO WASTE CHALLENGE

CALLING ALL CREATIVES, HACKERS AND DREAMERS!

The No Waste Challenge presented by What Design Can Do and the IKEA Foundation is now open for submissions! This global design competition focuses on addressing the enormous impact of waste and consumerism on climate change. We are looking for radical new ideas and design-driven solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire consumption and production cycle.

Submit your proposals by 1 April 2021 and join us in building a roadmap towards a just and circular economy for all. To get started, learn more about the scope of the challenge, or check out the three design briefs available to participants.

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

  • €10,000 IN FUNDING

  • A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CO-CREATED WITH IMPACT HUB

  • PUBLICITY VIA ALL WDCD PLATFORMS & PARTNERS

GET STARTED

 

Choose from 3 detailed briefs that tackle the waste problem from different angles.

 

EXPLORE BRIEFS

Learn more

 

Get to know the 6 major cities we are working closely with during this Challenge.

 

VIEW CITIES

take part

 

Find out everything you need to know about submitting a project to the No Waste Challenge.

 

HOW TO ENTER

TIMELINE AND MILESTONES

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
12 JAN 2021 — 1 APRIL 2021
NOMINATE

NOMINATE

SELECTION OF NOMINEES
5 APRIL 2021 — 23 APRIL 2021
IMPROVE

IMPROVE

REFINEMENT OF NOMINATED PROJECTS
2 MAY 2021 — 14 MAY 2021
TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

SELECTION OF WINNERS
16 MAY 2021 — 27 MAY 2021
DEVELOP

DEVELOP

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
JULY 2021 — DECEMBER 2021
MAKE IT HAPPEN!

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

FROM IDEA TO START UP
JANUARY 2022 — ONWARD

DESIGN GOT US INTO THIS MESS, NOW IT NEEDS TO GET US OUT OF IT.


BRUCE MAU — Designer, Canada