INDEX: Award is the biggest and probably most important design award in the world worth €500,000. The importance lies in the unique, over-arching theme of Design to Improve Life. A concept enabling design to be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest challenges, and has established INDEX: Award as a global, inspirational design beacon. Prof. Lecuna is ambassador of the INDEX here in Germany. We are looking forward to the finalists from tonight's ceremony.