Up to 10 finalist teams will receive a $2,000 award and be invited to participate in the Biomimicry Accelerator program, which begins in September 2018 and lasts for a period of one year. Accelerator participants will receive business training and/or incubation support, mentorship support, access to software tools, legal support, and coaching and technical consultations valued in excess of $12,000. At the culmination of the annual Accelerator program, participants will compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®.
Student teams that are not interested in entering the Biomimicry Accelerator will be eligible for additional cash prizes. Up to three prizes will be awarded.