what3words has been selected as a finalist for the world’s biggest design prize – INDEX: Award. Recognising sustainable designs that generate positive impact, the award covers five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play, Learning and Community.

The 56 finalists feature innovations including a device that captures CO2 emissions and turns them into printable ink; AI and big data systems to predict epidemics; 3D printed flexible bones; new digital platforms to revolutionize the internet, and apps to bring transparency to global supply chains.

“The finalists show, first and foremost, how much good news there is in the world. They also demonstrate just how crucial design is for addressing the major problems of our world. I’m so happy with the diverse range of finalists this year.” Kigge Hvid, CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life

The winners of the 2017 prize will be announced at an international ceremony on September 1st in Elsinore, a coastal city north of Copenhagen.