Global Design Challenge 2018

Global Design Challenge 2018


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.


how the challenge works

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge focuses on climate change. We challenge you to create a nature-inspired innovation to sequester carbon, adapt to climate change, or mitigate its effects.


Review the Challenge requirements

Read the Challenge design brief, submission requirements, and judging criteria.


Register on the Challenge platform

Register to join the Challenge and stay up to date on the latest Challenge news.


Form a team or join an existing one



Identify a problem and develop your submission

Use our free Biomimicry Toolbox, webinar sessions, mentors, and other resources to help you along the way.


Submit your design by April 30, 2018

Winners will receive cash prizes and be invited to participate in our Biomimicry Launchpad to compete for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize(R).


Other ways to Get involved


Contribute to the success of young biomimics by volunteering as a coach, mentor, subject matter expert, or judge.

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The Challenge offers university educators an exciting platform for teaching biomimicry and addressing real-world problems.

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