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2016 BGDC Submissions are Closed!

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It is an exciting time here at the Biomimicry Institute now that the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge submission period is closed and judging is underway. Submissions came flooding in from around the world last month to compete in a chance at winning the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in addition to other cash and mentorship prizes. This challenge pulled in 86 submissions with the total number of participants exceeding 300.

"We were thrilled to have submissions from 18 countries this year, including our first submission from...

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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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Registration for the 2015 BGDC is open!

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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...

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