- 2020 BGDC registration opening announcement
- 2019 Ray of Hope Prize winner announcement
- 2019 BGDC winners’ announcement
- BGDC 2018 winner announcement (June 2018)
- Nature-inspired water collection system wins 2017 Ray of Hope Prize® (October 2017)
- BGDC 2017 winner announcement (July 2017)
- Soil restoration innovation wins first Ray of Hope Prize (October 2016)
- Learn more about the 2017-18 Launchpad teams and their climate change innovations.
- You can find information on past Launchpad teams here.
ABOUT THE 2020 CHALLENGE
The Biomimicry Institute invites students and professionals worldwide to participate in the 2020 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge to create viable solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Challenge aims to mobilize thousands to look to life on our planet as models, mentors and as sustainable forms of measurement to help create peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
People from all backgrounds are encouraged to learn, practice and create biomimetic strategies to solve the most pressing issues of our time.
Over billions of years, living organisms on our planet have learned to adapt, survive and thrive on Earth. We need to do the same. The impacts of our rapidly-changing climate are becoming more evident every day.
Inventors worldwide are using nature-inspired design to create solutions to address hunger, clean water, renewable energy, resilient infrastructure, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and threats to marine life.
Applying nature’s design blueprints to these challenges can help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as agreed upon by leaders worldwide. Visit challenge.biomimicry.org to register and learn more.
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