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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

iF Social Impact Prize 2025 (win up to €100,000 for your impactful SDG project)

Applications are invited for impactful SDG projects to participate in the iF Social Impact Prize.

The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE is an initiative by iF Design that supports projects contributing to the improvement of our society. This annual initiative, hosted by iF Design, celebrates projects that go beyond aesthetics and functionality, aiming to create a lasting impact on our global community. Whether it’s addressing climate change, promoting equality, or advancing healthcare, the prize recognizes endeavors that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With a commitment to positive change, iF Design awards EUR 100,000 annually to support these transformative projects.


Eligible Projects

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 we grow, share and consume our food if we are to nourish today's 795 million hungry people.

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 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.


iF Social Impact Prize Benefits

Participating projects in the iF Social Impact Prize will:

  • Compete for a share of EUR 100,000.

  • Be published on the iF Design Website.

  • Be Introduced to a global design community, the design interested public and media.

  • Projects selected by the jury receive an individual Winner Certificate.



  • You can apply if you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurs are welcome to submit their applications.

  • Your project should already be established, and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times.

  • Student concepts will not be accepted.

➢ The size of the project does not really matter but the idea, the relevance of the problem,

the target groups and the sustainable impact will be of interest to our online visitors.

Every published project and you as a company or organization behind will also benefit from the fact being introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public. Projects selected by the jury will stay online on the iF Design Website without limitation in time and without any costs.



Registration for the iF Social Impact Prize will be open until September 13, 2024.

To apply, visit the official website of iF Social Impact Prize.

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