Denmark announces winners of design for life 2017 INDEX: Award

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-02 19:22:38|Editor: ying
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COPENHAGEN, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Denmark-based world's largest sustainable design prize the INDEX: Award revealed the five winners for 2017 Friday evening.

The 2017 INDEX: Award were presented in the Danish historic city of Elsinore, honoring five winners selected from 1401 nominations from 85 countries - more than ever before.

Initiated in 2005, the biennial award is financed by the state of Denmark and is split into five categories: body, home, work, play & learning and community, representing human life from inside out.

The winners of the 2017 edition ranged from the most cutting-edge digital technology, Ethereum, to the simplest solution made from string, carboard and a button, Paperfuge, according to Kigge Hvid, CEO of the Danish non-profit organization behind the award.

Zipline, the world's first national drone delivery service, and the Government of Rwanda won the body category award for their work making emergency medical deliveries by drone to hospitals across Rwanda.

Meanwhile, a sustainable and restorable fish farming platform and a worldwide addressing system for the underserved, won the work and home categories respectively.

An ancient toy transformed into a 20 cent blood centrifuge for diagnosing malaria, HIV and tuberculosis won the award's community category,and a platform to decentralize the distribution of money and information won the communication category.

The five projects will share the world's biggest design prize worth 500,000 euros (593,000 U.S. dollars)