Open Category Prizes

Up to 10 finalist teams will receive a $2,000 award and be invited to participate in the Biomimicry Accelerator program, which begins in October and lasts for a period of one year. Accelerator participants will receive business training and/or incubation support, mentorship support, access to software tools, legal support, and coaching and technical consultations valued in excess of $12,000. At the culmination of the annual Accelerator program, participants will compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize™.

Student Category Prizes

The following cash prizes will be awarded:

1st Place:          $3,000
2nd Place:        $1,500
3rd Place:         $   750