Change Agent: With a ‘Better Tomorrow’ in Mind, Lexus is Once Again Looking for Groundbreaking Ideas and Innovators - Play

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First held in 2013, the international competition and mentorship program Lexus Design Award has been developing the next generation of innovators around the world. Starting out with “motion” as its theme then, the award has since named more than a handful of finalists and winners around the world who received training and given grants.

Through this initiative, Lexus hopes to contribute to nurturing and supporting creators, which runs alongside its new theme: Designs for a Better Tomorrow.  

Entrants need to demonstrate how their creative ideas express three key principles of the Lexus brand: anticipate, innovate, and captivate. Their design should anticipate global challenges facing future society and imagine engaging and innovative ways to contribute to a sustainable and happy future for all.

Lexus is looking for captivating designs that intersect with thoughtful solutions and can truly make a brighter future for people and societies in diverse circumstances.

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Notable past winners of the Lexus Design award are “Ooho!”, an edible capsule-shaped packaging made from seaweed as an alternative to the plastic bottle; “Algorithmic Lace,” a 3D printing technology that works in conjunction with handmade elements to create, among other groundbreaking things, a bra for breast cancer survivors; and “Portable Solar Distiller,” which makes clean drinking water from polluted water or sea water, using sunlight.

Six finalists will be chosen, and will be announced in early 2022. These finalists will have the opportunity to liaise with four internationally renowned creators, who will provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime learning and mentoring experience. Personal guidance from these mentors of varied backgrounds and specialties will help the finalists to build prototypes that bring out the potential of their ideas.


The finalists’ prototype development will be funded by Lexus with a budget of £20,000 (roughly P1.4million) per finalist. In mid-2022, the six finalists will present their final proposals to the judges, who will then select one Grand Prix winner. Lexus will announce the names of the Lexus Design Award 2022 judging committee members and mentors later this year.

The Lexus Design Award 2022 competition is now open for entries, which can be submitted online at from now until October 10, 2021. To learn more, visit the Lexus website at or visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @lexusmanila

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