COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant by International Design Awards (IDA) and European Product Design Awards (ePDA)


The global COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for creatives and designers. But it also provides a unique opportunity to come together as a community and use our talents and skills to make a positive impact. So we are introducing a special “COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant” in collaboration with our sister award International Design Awards, IDA, in support of global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

We will be awarding four grants:

One $5,000 Grant for Product Design

The ventilator is the difference between life or death for people with acute symptoms of COVID-19. We invite product designers to design ventilators or other life-saving equipment that can be produced at a cost of less than $1000. The winner will receive a $5,000 grant to produce their prototype. (Read More…)

One $5,000 Grant for collaboration between Architecture and Interior Design

A big challenge facing many during this pandemic is isolating a sick person from the healthy members of their family when they have to remain under the same roof. This $5,000 grant will be for a simple, practical, innovative solution for an in-home isolation pod that would allow those with COVID-19 symptoms and others to safely co-h habit without transmitting the virus. (Read More…)

One $2,000 Grant for Graphic Design

Our modern interconnected lifestyle has allowed COVID-19 to spread around the world at unprecedented speed, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. We invite graphic designers and illustrators to submit their designs for a resource to help the public protect themselves, prevent spreading the virus to others, or deal with the psychological effects of isolation. (Read More…)

One $2,000 Grant for Fashion Design

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise sharply, some health experts have begun suggesting that we should all be wearing masks of some kind. We invite fashion designers to create fashionable and reusable masks or protective gear to help stop the spread of the virus. (Read More…)

Grant Criteria:

  • Your entry must be an original design
  • Your design must meet technical standards approved by a person or team in the medical profession (details of this must be provided in the grant submission)
  • Professional and Amateur designers may submit their projects

Submission Deadline:

May 15, 2020