The Make it Circular Challenge invites designers and creative entrepreneurs globally to submit design-driven innovations. When it comes to the climate crisis, there’s no time for cynicism. With millions of people already experiencing the effects of a warming planet firsthand, we need to move forward with optimism and momentum. This is the driving force behind What Design Can Do (WDCD)’s fourth challenge in partnership with the IKEA Foundation: the Make it Circular Challenge.
This global design competition calls on all innovators — from designers to entrepreneurs — to submit their boldest climate solutions using circular design. Winning proposals will be made into reality with an impact-driven development programme. The end goal? To create products, services and systems that are both user-centred and earth-centred, showing that a circular future is not only imaginable — but actionable.
That’s why the Make it Circular Challenge asks designers to deliver new materials or technologies — and create new possibilities. Participants are invited to submit their project proposals online for free. Participants will submit projects across themes: what we eat, what we wear, what we buy, how we package and how we build.