Index Award becomes an impact investor
The Danish Design Award Index has established a prestigious venture fund that will ensure more early-stage design ideas become sustainable products and solutions. Eight investments have already been made, and the fund is about to raise money for a second fund.
Tesla's iconic Roadster could have been one of the many ideas for new sustainable solutions that the Danish Design Award Index - Design to Improve Life - could have co-invested in. It is yet to be determined whether that would have been a good investment, after all. But the design of the first mass-produced electric vehicle in the United States was presented to Index 16 years ago, and it is just one example of a radical and innovative design solution with huge potential to make a difference for people and the environment.