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.
- Learn more about key food and agriculture issues
- Hear how to find natural models and translate biological strategies into design ideas
- Get a chance to ask Challenge...
It's time to start thinking outside! Registration for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is now open.
We believe that the answers to many of our toughest food system problems can be found when you look deeper at nature's solutions. How can we apply lessons from honeybees to food storage problems? How can we learn from camels when designing irrigation systems? What can a natural prairie teach us about how we could develop better agricultural practices?
With a biomimicry toolbox, access to mentors and other resources, we have everything you need to...Continue Reading
For years, the Biomimicry Institute and founder Janine Benyus have asked, "How can nature-inspired design solve the world's most pressing problems?" With today's announcement at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Biomimicry Institute and partner Ray C. Anderson Foundation upped the ante by asking, "How can we accelerate the commercial viability of biomimetic solutions to our greatest challenges?" In response, the two nonprofits jointly announced their CGI Commitment to Action, the new Biomimicry Design Challenge and the creation of a...