Solar-powered cold storage solutions for farm produce
Meet our community of change-makers.
These initiatives and start-ups are building a more fair and sustainable society using innovative design. From prototypes to community projects, you’ll find projects in diverse stages of development, drawing from a wide range of strategies — with creativity at their core. Each one joined WDCD’s community through a design Challenge, and it’s WDCD’s role to support them in building their resources, network, skills and knowledge.
Want to get involved with your project, start-up or idea? Check out our Challenge programmes — where the creative community pilots, tests and scales design-driven innovations.
Clean electricity from living plants
A retrofit for electric water heaters to act as batteries to store energy
A new green currency
Artificial glaciers help receding mountain
A network connecting cargo bike riders with delivery companies
A smart app for fleet optimisation and passenger management on buses
Cheap and sustainable building blocks made from waste
An ecosystem of sustainable products and services for preventing food waste
A biomimetic cooler and air purifier made from earthenware pots
Transforming agricultural waste into carbon-negative building materials
Solar power on a larger scale