An esteemed judging panel of designers and design experts picked four out of 1,400 graduates from Part 2 of New Designers 2014, the UK's largest exhibition for graduate designers, to become Future Pioneers.

The winners are rewarded with a programme of promotion and bespoke support, including a chance to exhibit their work with Designersblock during the London Design Festival and desk space at Makerversity, Somerset House.

The runners-up shortlist also features on Design Council's website.

Future Pioneers aims to raise awareness of the positive impact design can have by providing a platform for designers with the potential to contribute to economic growth and solve social problems in inspiring and exciting new ways.

“Launched with Design Council last year, the Future Pioneers initiative made its much anticipated return this year,” said director of New Designers Isobel Dennis. “This year's selection once again shows a real vision for the future and passion to create extraordinary, meaningful designs that will make a genuine difference to everyday life.” 

See more of the winning entries by using the controls right and above.

Right: Chia-Ju Lin, Edinburgh College of Art - What if I am alone - Emergensee

A first-aid kit designed to be self-administered using one hand.