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IDA offers COVID-19 design innovation grant

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The International Design Awards (IDA) and European Product Design Awards (ePDA) are introducing a special COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant in support of global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

IDA and ePDA invite designers and innovators around the world to put their talents to work to find new solutions to combat this global crisis. Grants will be awarded in four categories:

$5,000 Grant for Product Design
Product designers are invited to design ventilators or other life-saving equipment that can be produced at a cost of less than $1000. The winner will receive a $5,000 grant to produce their prototype.

$5,000 Grant for a collaboration between Architecture and Interior Design
This grant will be awarded for an innovative solution for an in-home isolation pod that would allow those with COVID-19 symptoms and others to safely co-habit without transmitting the virus.

$2,000 Grant for Graphic Design
Graphic designers and illustrators are invited to submit their designs for a resource to help the public protect themselves, prevent spreading the virus to others, or deal with the psychological effects of isolation.

$2,000 Grant for Fashion Design
This grant will be awarded for the best design of a fashionable and reusable mask or other protective gear to help stop the spread of the virus.

“The global COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for creatives and designers. But it also provides a unique opportunity to come together as a community and use our talents and skills to make a positive impact”, says IDA.

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