10 Finalist Teams Advance

These top teams receive an invitation to the 2019-2020 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and a path to commercialization.

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While registration is currently closed, we encourage you to sign up to be alerted when our Global Design Challenge re-opens in January 2020. This generation of problem-solvers will be the key to keeping our planet healthy and thriving.

About the Challenge

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Challenge finalist teams are invited to join the Biomimicry Institute’s Launchpad for an opportunity to turn their ideas into a reality.

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