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A water management system for the future, brought to you by spiders, plants, bees, fungi, and our newest Ray of Hope Prize winners.

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When the members of Team NexLoop set out to design a water management system for urban food producers, they wanted to make it locally attuned, adaptable, and self-sufficient. With those design specs in mind, they searched for the best examples of how to develop a resilient local water system and found them - in nature. 

How best to capture freely available water from the atmosphere? The team, whose members include Jacob Russo, Anamarija Frankic, and C. Mike Lindsey, looked to how cribellate orb weaver spiders collect fog from the air with their webs. How to...

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Watch biomimicry entrepreneurship in action at two live events this fall!

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Come out and celebrate budding nature-inspired entrepreneurs at the 2017 Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase on October 20 in San Rafael, CA. At this event, the six 2016-17 Biomimicry Accelerator teams will take the stage to pitch their nature-inspired innovations to a VIP panel. Then, join us for food, drinks, and good conversation as the teams showcase their prototypes. 

RSVP here.

We also hope you can also join us for the second annual Ray of Hope Prize® award event on the Bioneers mainstage on October 21, 2017. Each fall, Bioneers is a powerful...

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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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  • By Biomimicry Team on in Food Challenge

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