The Redesign Everything Challenge was launched in January 2024 to find and celebrate the world’s most creative climate solutions. From an incredible 557 submissions worldwide, 11 of the most promising projects have now been selected as winners. This year’s cohort features exciting ideas and innovations to radically redesign the world we live in — our products, materials, stories, systems, services and spaces — through a circular and regenerative lens.

Next, winning teams will receive funding, mentorship and training through the Redesign Everything Accelerator Programme, which kicks off in July with a sprint week in Amsterdam.



Since 2015, we’ve partnered with organisations like IKEA Foundation to launch global challenges around different societal issues, from clean energy and circularity to the health and wellbeing of refugees. In that time, we’ve learned that many of the problems we face are deeply interconnected, whether we’re talking about plastic waste in Kenya or the housing crisis in the Netherlands. It follows then, that the best solutions are too. That is why this year, we decided to throw the door wide open and launch our most expansive challenge yet.

Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for circular, regenerative and inclusive solutions; and for the transformative, disruptive, and healing power of design.

Watch our video series with designer Borre Akkersdijk, curator Paola Antonelli and activist Amanda Costa to hear their take on what this might look like in practice.


With the help of research partners in five cities, we’ve put together some helpful resources around the greatest climate urgencies facing communities around the world. This includes an extended design brief and a series of digital zines exploring 8 key strategies for change.  Each issue offers a deep-dive into a different aspect of the circular transition and is packed with interviews, compelling cases and the latest facts and figures on creative climate action.


The competition now enters an exciting phase as winners gain access to a €5.000 prize fund and an accelerator programme designed to launch their ideas into action. Scroll on to see what this year’s award package includes.

Win funding for your idea

Winners receive €5.000 each to invest in their projects.

One of our previous winners Alterist Marketplace not only changed their whole impact model due to the training they received with us, but also managed to realise their first partnership thanks to the prize money.

Join the WDCD Accelerator

Winners enter a dedicated accelerator programme to bring their projects to the next level.

Our accelerator programme helped previous winner Omiflo redefine their value proposition and offers; bringing the start-up more clients and opportunities for funding.

Grow your audience

Gain valuable publicity through our network of media partners.

Our nominees and winners have been featured in more than 250 publications on the world’s biggest design platforms such as DesignBoom, Dezeen, and Frame, reaching a total of 16.2 million impressions.

Take part in our sprint

Winners join their cohort at the Redesign Everything Sprint in Amsterdam.

To kickstart the programme, winners will meet with industry experts and join tailored masterclasses to gain new perspectives on design and circularity. Most importantly, you’ll meet the other winners and build up a long-lasting community. Take a look at our previous sprint here.

Find mentors in your field

Get support from curated professionals with a wide range of design and business expertise.

We’ll match each winner with a top-notch mentor based on their personal and professional needs. Previous mentors include Bert van Son (founder of Mud Jeans) and Marije Vogelzang (visionary food designer.) Check out last year’s mentors here.


Winners get the chance to pitch their projects at WDCD Live Amsterdam 2024.

Every year, WDCD hosts festivals in design capitals around the world. Here, Challenge winners get the platform to share their ideas with potential partners and investors. Last year’s winners pitched in Amsterdam and in Mexico City.

Open Call

17 January – 20 March

Creatives everywhere are invited to submit their ideas through the Redesign Everything Challenge platform.


March – April

Our selection committee decides on a shortlist of nominees.


April – May

Our international jury decides on at least 10 winners from around the world.



Winning teams will meet in Amsterdam for a week-long design sprint and pitch their solution at the WDCD Live event.


Sept - Dec

Winning teams enter a dedicated accelerator programme to strengthen and scale their impact.

Redesign Everything is our fifth Climate Action Challenge in partnership with IKEA Foundation. For more information about What Design Can Do and our previous challenges please visit www.whatdesigncando.com.

About WDCD

What Design Can Do (WDCD) is an international organisation that seeks to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, fair and just society using the power of design. Based in Amsterdam, with hubs in São Paulo, Mexico City, Delhi, Nairobi and Tokyo, WDCD started in 2011 and is initiated, curated and organised by creatives.

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