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Jan 25, 2018

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

You need the planet and the planet needs you.


The Biomimicry Institute just launched a brand-new round of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge to mobilize thousands of students and professionals to tackle climate-related challenges using biomimicry, or nature-inspired design. The goal is to find viable, radically sustainable solutions to our current climate crisis.

It’s an opportunity for people to experience designing solutions through a new lens as well as a chance to get support to take their innovation to market. Each year, 5-10 teams will be chosen to join the Biomimicry Launchpad program, where they will compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize.

Past Ray of Hope Prize winners include a soil restoration solution inspired by hardy alpine plants, and a water management system for urban farmers based on how living systems collect, store and distribute water. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge focuses on climate change. We challenge you to create a nature-inspired innovation to sequester carbon, adapt to climate change, or mitigate its effects.

More information about the Challenge can be found at challenge.biomimicry.org.