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DESIGN X SOCIAL

Global Innovation Challenge 2021

In 2020 UMO united the global design community to tackle the COVID crisis with Design X Social “Life in the Lockdown Challenge 2020”. It raised the question “What if the lockdown is here to stay?” to identify and address some of the pressing social issues. Now a year later, even with the vaccination drives, we are still on our toes. While countries like India and Brazil are in a much deeper crisis.

Design X Social 2021 Winners

Best Design
Business & Enterprises

#GiveBack

Supporting front-line workers do cannot be viewed as a single event or wave concept. All front-line workers continue to bear a higher burden of impact from health pandemics.

Team: Freethinking

Special Jury
Business & Enterprises

Help Children Who Lost Their Parents To Pandemic

A digital app/service to save children that will help children in assisting their wellbeing and education from the local community, gov/private backed NGO around them.

Team: Intergalactic Surfers

People’s Choice
Businesses & Enterprises

#GiveBack

Supporting front-line workers do cannot be viewed as a single event or wave concept. All front-line workers continue to bear a higher burden of impact from health pandemics.

Team: Freethinking

Best Design
Professionals & Citizens

RVRT

We aim to build a sustainable solution that not only targets Covid but also helps monitor patients suffering from other medical conditions.

Team: Avant Garde Inc.

Special Jury
Professionals & Citizens

Tithlee

With the COVID-19 pandemic at large, long-distance caregivers working overseas are facing challenges in caring for their parents in India emotionally and medically.

Team: Butterfly

People’s Choice
Professionals & Citizens

RVRT

We aim to build a sustainable solution that not only targets Covid but also helps monitor patients suffering from other medical conditions.

Team: Avant Garde Inc.

Best Design
Design Schools

Adios Hunger – Khwaish

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, vulnerable communities around the world have been sending a clear, urgent and repeated message: “Hunger may kill us before coronavirus”.

Team: Mosaic

Special Jury
Design Schools

Mera Sahara

Poor communication at the time of crisis becomes a breeding ground for misinformation, misconceptions, and rumors that build fear, distrust, and confusion among the masses, this has a huge direct impact upon disease control.

Team: Des-squad

People’s Choice
Design Schools

ECOVEND

The existing production cycle of protective wearables has not been sustainable. As a result, the amount of single-use plastic entering the environment has multiplied 9 times since the onset of the pandemic.

Team: ASAP

Best Design
Other Institutes

KHAYAAL

KHAYAAL helps caregivers of the elderly feel more comfortable, allowing them to better care for their loved ones while also giving them control and power over them from afar.

Team: DEZAIN

Special Jury
Other Institutes

Mera Sahara

With the COVID-19 pandemic at large, long-distance caregivers working overseas are facing challenges in caring for their parents in India emotionally and medically.

Team: 113

People’s Choice
Other Institutes

Heevo

Heevo is meant to serve the needs of all people, free of any age barriers. The application ensures that the users have a smooth interaction journey in managing their health needs.

Team: SOLLERTIA

THE THEME

Are we ready for the next wave??

The 2nd wave has inflicted such widespread pain and exposed the vulnerability of nations like India and Brazil. Whatever measures were taken during the first wave proved to be stopgap lacking foresight.

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Let’s unite to re-imagine the new normal, new scenarios, identify problems, and propose solutions.

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Waste Management

ECOVEND

The existing production cycle of protective wearables has not been sustainable. As a result, the…

Team: ASAP
Design Schools
India
Finalist
Wellness

Adios Hunger – Khwaish

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, vulnerable communities around the world have been sending a clear,…

Team: Mosaic
Design Schools
India
Finalist
Education

Innovate 2 Infinity

Schools across India have remained closed throughout the academic year 2020-21. This has contributed to…

Team: Lead by Design
Enterprises
India
Finalist
Health Care

Remocare

A new normal has descended upon us wherein we have learned to connect with the…

Team: You - I - You - Ex
Citizens
India
Finalist
Wellness

Tithlee

With the COVID-19 pandemic at large, long-distance caregivers working overseas are facing challenges in caring…

Team: Butterfly Team
Citizens
Singapore
Finalist
Wellness

Community Light-Hub (Braving Pandemic in times…

Local communities are powering the system: 1. Localized activation hubs which are Info/ resources -…

Team: Changethinkers
Citizens
India
Finalist
Health Care

Fighting Quarantine Blues: Mental Health Support

Mental Health is a rising concern among many age-group. Battling the fears, stress, and insecurities…

Team: TheNextSolution
Citizens
Switzerland
Finalist
Health Care

RVRT

Coronavirus engulfed our nation into a 2nd wave, with the daily cases reaching up to…

Team: Avant Garde Inc.
Citizens
India
Finalist
Health Care

UVfy

Hospital-acquired infections are the fifth leading cause of mortality in critical care hospitals. The threat…

Team: dVerse Labs
Enterprises
India
Finalist
Health Care

#GiveBack

How might we sustain a high level of medical care during future waves of Covid-19…

Team: Freethinking
Enterprises
South Africa
Finalist
Health Care

Help children who lost their parents…

More than 1 million children experienced the death of one or both parents during the…

Team: Intergalactic Surfers
Enterprises
India
Finalist
Health Care

Kiran

India’s grinding national coronavirus lockdown complicated life for women trying to access safe abortions. With…

Team: Girl Power
Enterprises
US