Artificial leaf solar concentrators have reached the final of INDEX: Award 2017
On Monday June 19th, the organisation of INDEX: Award 2017 announced that the LSC-PM project, led by Timothy Noël in collaboration with Michael Debije, has made it to the final of the competition.
Out of 1401 nominations, LSC-PM is one of the 56 finalists of the world's biggest design prize:
"Among the 1,401 nominations, 56 have been selected as finalists for the world's biggest design prize - INDEX: Award 2017. The 56 designs seek to improve the lives of people all over the world while tackling huge global challenges such as food security, climate change, disease and pollution.
At an international ceremony on September 1st in Elsinore, a coastal city north of Copenhagen, five winners will be selected from the pool of finalists. Each winner will receive 100,000 EUR for further development of their solution.
New INDEX: Award jury chairman Philip Battin, Senior Design Strategist of Hardware Products at Google, says it was not easy to find just 56 finalists out of a total of 1,401 candidates from 85 countries.
"To assess 1,401 excellent designs, which in every way make the world a better place, is not easy. Nevertheless, I am confident, along with the other jury members, that we have found the right finalists. It is certainly a very exciting and diverse group from all over the world now fighting for the top prizes."
INDEX: Award is awarded in five categories including Body, Home, Work, Play & Learning and Community."
LSC-PM has been selected in the Work category, and will compete together with 11 other contestants for the title. We wish everyone involved in the project a lot of success and hope LSC-PM will win the award!