How to apply

Do you have a design proposal that contributes to a just and circular economy? Apply by 11 January 2023 for a chance at winning €10.000 in funding, and a tailor-made development programme to turn your project into a reality. This challenge is open to students, designers and creative entrepreneurs from all countries.

1.  REGISTER AN ACCOUNT

To submit your project you’ll need a What Design Can Do account. Registering is simple, and requires only an email address and a password. Do you already have a What Design Can Do account? Login here.

2.  CREATE YOUR PROFILE

Once you are logged into your account, you can create your profile. We would love to know more about you (and your team)! Let us know who your project leader is, what you do, and upload a photo or logo of your company.

3.  UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT

Once your profile is created, you can submit a project. Open the submission form and fill in the details, starting with the project title and description. Then, tell us: which category are you applying for? What is the stage of development of the project, and who is part of your team?

4. LANGUAGE

We ask that you submit your project in English. However, don’t worry too much about your grammar and spelling. We understand that not everyone is a native speaker!

5.  PENDING PHASE

Once you’ve completed your submission, it will be reviewed by a WDCD moderator. You will receive a notification as soon as it has been approved, or if there is any information that needs to be amended.

6.  EDIT YOUR PROJECT

After it has been approved by a WDCD moderator, you will be able to edit your submission at any time during the Open Call (until 11 January 2023). You will also be able to set your project visibility to ‘public’ or ‘private’. These settings can be changed at any time.

If you run into a problem, please contact us at challenge@whatdesigncando.com.

Winner of our previous challenge - Loop is the world’s first fully biodegradable casket made out of mycelium fungi.

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