2021 Edition

The first Innovation Contest
dedicated to families.
Aimed at designers, makers,
innovators and startups.

The first Innovation
Contest dedicated
to families.
Aimed at designer, maker,
innovators e startup.

Design 4 Parents is the first contest in Italy for designers, makers and innovators designed to bring the topic of early years parenting to the attention of the general public. It aims to guide creativity to help develop an object or service that can assist those becoming parents for the first time.

Call open until
25 November 2021

Download the call for applications and
check out the prizes

Design 4 Parents is the first contest in Italy for designers, makers and innovators designed to bring the topic of early years parenting to the attention of the general public. It aims to guide creativity to help develop an object or service that can assist those becoming parents for the first time.

Download the call for applications and
check out the prizes

Call open until
25 November 2021

€10,000 up for grabs!

2° Prize

€2.000

1° Prize

€7.000

3° Prize

€1.000

€10,000 up for grabs!

1° Prize

€ 7.000

2° Prize

€ 3.000

3° Prize

€ 1.000

The themes of
the D4P
2021 edition

The themes of
the D4P
2021 edition

Daily Life
during Covid

Daily Life
during Covid

How has family life changed during the pandemic? What changes can we expect in the next year? 

Identify the problems that the pandemic has generated and reflect on the impact it will continue to have on family life, the routines of parents, spaces in the home, school, and the balance between work and leisure. 

Imagine products or services that can solve the new problems that families, parents and children have been forced to face, whether large or small. 

Educazione
& technology

Educazione
& technology

The technological changes of the last 20 years have heavily influenced our lives and are also influencing the lives of children. 

Today’s children are the first truly digital generation, able to imitate us and learn how to use a smartphone from an early age.
But how can technology become a valuable ally for both children and parents? How can we leverage it to enrich and stimulate learning or facilitate education? Imagine products or services that can support children and parents in this daily challenge.

Our judges

Our judges

Lapo Ceccherelli
Designer e Co-founder
Filo S.r.l.

Marika Aakesson
Designer and President
ADI Lazio

Lorenzo Anselmi
Marketing & Product Engineering Director
Artsana

Carlo Frinolli
CEO e Founder & Head of Design
NOIS3

Alberto Oliverio
Neuroscientist

Anna Oliverio Ferraris
Psychotherapist and developmental psychologist

Giorgia Lanzilli
Writer

Chiara Russo
CEO e co-founder
Codemotion

2020 Edition 

2020 Edition

205

Total participants 

3

Countries 

8

Finalists 

3

Prize-winning projects 

5.000€

For the winner 

Winning projects 2020 Edition
Smemory

1st prize

Smemory is an educational kit for learning daily routines in a home environment. Smemory is made up of interactive adhesive patches and an illustrated book.

Elio

Honourable mention

Elio is a heat detection device.
It is connected to a mobile application that helps parents
to prevent problems arising from exposure to unsuitable temperatures.
GrandpaRent

Honourable mention

The GrandpaRent app aims to create a network of people by connecting new retirees with new parents. In accordance with their availability, the former can become "honorary grandparents" by offering their time and experience to help new parents in the delicate process of raising their children.
Precedente
Successivo
Winning projects
2020 Edition
Smemory

1st prize

Smemory is an educational kit for learning daily routines in a home environment. Smemory is made up of interactive adhesive patches and an illustrated book.

Elio

Honourable mention

Elio is a heat detection device. It is connected to a mobile application that helps parents to prevent problems arising from exposure to unsuitable temperatures.
GrandpaRent

Honourable mention

The GrandpaRent app aims to create a network of people by connecting new retirees with new parents. In accordance with their availability, the former can become "honorary grandparents" by offering their time and experience to help new parents in the delicate process of raising their children.
Precedente
Successivo

Submit your
proposal and
take part in
D4P 2021

Submit your
proposal and
take part in
D4P 2021

To participate, upload the
following documents using the adjacent form:

↘ The Project Proposal in 16:9 digital format,
available in the call for applications.

↘ The Participant Form in PDF format.
You can download it here.

NOTES:
 Up to two projects can be submitted per participant/group of participants. In order to submit the second project correctly, 
fill in the form again with the required information.
 

Project submission:
 by 25 November 2021 at 11.59 pm