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Meet the biomimicry solution-seekers

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We are proud to announce the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winning teams and their proposed solutions to mitigate, adapt to, and reverse climate change. 

Out of over 100 entries, five teams will be joining the third cohort of our Biomimicry Accelerator, where they’ll spend the next year working with biomimicry and business mentors to prototype and test their designs. The goal? Bringing much-needed climate change solutions to market with the help of the $100,000 Ray of Hope™ Prize. Our judges have also chosen three winning teams in our...

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Last call for ideas: Deadline extended to May 4, 2017!

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The solutions are starting to roll in from all over the world. From energy-saving products, to carbon capture ideas, to new ways of designing our “stuff,” teams from every corner of the globe have been hard at work developing their nature-inspired approaches to solving our climate crisis.

Want to compete for prize money and a chance at the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize? The submission deadline is Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT.

There’s not much time left, so please try to submit your designs well ahead of the deadline,...

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Soil restoration innovation wins $100,000 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Ray of Hope Prize™

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 A team from the Ceres Regional Center for Fruit and Vegetable Innovation in Chile has won the first-ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design ChallengeApproximately 25 percent of the world’s soil is degraded, and the winning concept provides a new way to protect seedlings and restore soils back to health. The prize was announced at the National Bioneers Conference today. The second place winner was the Oasis Aquaponic System from Central America and third place was Jube from Thailand.

The BioNurse team...

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CA team captures student Living Product Prize

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A team from California State University, Long Beach has won the 2016 student Living Product Prize for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

The Living Product Prize is a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, created in partnership with the International Living Future InstituteThe goal of the prize is to highlight design products that mimic nature’s design principles and function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world. There are two awards - a $1,500 prize for a student team, and a...

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