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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.

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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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Announcing the 2016 winners!

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Today is the day!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, culled from 86 entries from 18 countries. The winners range from high schoolers to professionals, from all kinds of professional backgrounds and geographic locations, but they all share the same drive to reinvent our food system, using blueprints from the living organisms that surround us. We’re so proud of these teams and can’t wait to be a part of their next steps as they work to make their designs a reality.

The three winning teams in the student...

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Thank You, 2016 BGDC Judges

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They’re entrepreneurs, pioneers, environmentalists, biomimics, professors, biologists, foodies, and more. They’ve improved their industries and have dedicated countless hours of their time to making the world a better place. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all of the 2016 BGDC judges. These individuals work tirelessly towards a greater good and we have only the utmost gratitude for their dedication to judging our 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. For over a month, they've volunteered their time to give each entry careful review, provide...

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