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.Participate
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.
Read the Challenge design brief, submission requirements, and judging criteria.
Register to join the Challenge and stay up to date on the latest Challenge news.
Use our free Biomimicry Toolbox, webinar sessions, mentors, and other resources to help you along the way.
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).
Contribute to the success of young biomimics by volunteering as a coach, mentor, subject matter expert, or judge.Learn more
The Challenge offers university educators an exciting platform for teaching biomimicry and addressing real-world problems.access resources
Partner with us
We work with a diverse group of organizations, companies, and media leaders to help the next generation of biomimicry entrepreneurs succeed.Contact us
The 2017-18 round of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is in full swing, with teams from all over the globe working hard to prepare their submissions.
Want to learn about biomimicry and how to apply it to climate change solution? Curious about how to narrow down your ideas to hone in on the most viable option? Tune into our newest webinar to learn more!
Get a peek inside our annual Biomimicry Bootcamp, where global teams of biomimicry entrepreneurs learn how to develop their innovations using nature as a guide.
We’re mobilizing thousands of students and professionals worldwide to tackle climate-related challenges using biomimicry in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.
Meet the food system innovators who joined the first-ever Biomimicry Accelerator.
Janine Benyus shows us how mimicking nature can solve our most pressing problems in this film, created by TreeMedia and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.