Make it Circular Challenge launched

The Make it Circular Challenge invites designers and creative entrepreneurs globally to submit design-driven innovations.

From 11 October 2022 - 11 January 2023, the Make it Circular Challenge calls on all innovators — from designers to entrepreneurs — to submit their boldest climate solutions using circular design. Winning proposals will be made into reality with an impact-driven development programme.

The end goal? To create products, services and systems that are both user-centred and earth-centred, showing that a circular future is not only imaginable — but actionable.


At the beginning of 2023, a jury of leading experts in design, social impact and climate action will select a minimum of 10 winners. Winning ideas are turned into reality with € 10.000 in funding and a global development program co-created with Impact Hub Amsterdam, which includes online training, mentoring sessions and a bootcamp.

This programme will support the winning teams in further strengthening their projects, and propelling them through 2023 and beyond.

How to apply

Participants will submit projects across themes: what we eat, what we wear, what we buy, how we package and how we build. Check the Challenge website and follow What Design Can Do on social media for future updates about events in the open call, such as workshops, webinars and tutorials with tips on applying.