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Fascinating reads to spark your design process

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Here we are, nearly four months away from the first submission deadline. You may be deep into the innovation phase, just starting to choose a topic, or maybe even deciding whether to start a team.

Wherever you are in your process, it's important to learn as much as you can about our food chain, so you can target your innovation at the areas where its needed most.

Here's a run-down of are some great food-related posts that educated and inspired us recently:

Need some food book recommendations? Food Tank picked 19 must-reads to tackle this spring.

Why does a...

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Get a sneak peek of the upcoming webinar!

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So, you want to radically redesign an aspect of our food system? Great! You're in good company. With something as big and daunting as our food chain, however, it's difficult to make big changes without fully understanding the nuances of the situation at hand.

That's why we're thrilled that Nathanael Johnson, food writer at Grist, will be joining us for the next Challenge webinar on March 17 and 18. During the webinar, Nathanael will give an overview of our current food system challenges and highlight some of our best opportunities for...

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How can we make the biggest difference?

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Join us for the second in a series of FREE webinars!

The food system is large and incredibly complex. Where will you focus your efforts for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge?

Nathanael Johnson, author and food writer at Grist will join us for webinars on March 17 and 18 to provide an overview of the most pressing challenges for our food system. Afterward, we'll discuss some important factors to consider as you zero in on a specific project for the 2015 Challenge, and share tips for starting your biomimicry design process.


Webinar #2: Food System...

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3 tips for Challenge participants from the 2013 winners

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In the 2012-2013 Student Design Challenge, a team from the German University of Cairo in Egypt wowed judges with their clever irrigation solution. Two years later, the team, including Nariman Lotfi, Yara Yassin, Reham Mogawer, Mona Diab, Ahmed Hassan, and Doa'a Mohamed Refaat, is working hard to bring their innovation to market in Egypt.


Inspired by the dromedary camel's digestive system, the Egy-Osmo team set out to devise a better system for irrigating farms. Instead of the current system of stagnant canal water, the team's innovation - called Dromedarily...
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