Systems biology, which symbolizes this year's Frontier Design Award, showed indications of being something new and different from the time it was entered in the awards competition, and it overwhelmed all the other entries with its immense potential. Systems biology has already created a stir in the scientific world. While praising the significance of the research, the Screening Committee discussed the points that made these efforts eligible for the Good Design Award, such as the possibilities for creating previously unknown industries. The conclusion was that we were very impressed by the creativity, the intellectual activity, and the potential for action inherent in this research and research institutions. This entry, a new made-in-Japan academic field, will cut across interdisciplinary lines to incorporate specialized knowledge from a wide variety of fields and involve the world's expert researchers, especially computer scientists, molecular biologists, and cutting-edge medical researchers. This project will create new fields of study and research. In recent years, applied fields like research into new drugs have developed into industries and contain the potential to give rise to employment and practical benefits. Based on the concept of "Understanding biological phenomena as a system," the research attempts to build community-like networks of knowledge throughout the world. This research contributes to new knowledge construction and human development, has an overwhelming impact, and has laid out one possible path for future development of the Frontier Design Award.