Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary field and collaboration is critical to doing it well. For this reason, to submit an entry to the Challenge you must be part of a team with at least two members (limit eight). We also highly recommend connecting with mentors and subject matter experts who can answer questions during the design process, and help you take your design to the next level.

Once you have registered as an individual on the Challenge site, you can find mentors on the Challenge platform. Please refer to the Rules and FAQs page for additional information about using Challenge platform features.


Find a Mentor

Connect with mentors and subject matter experts who can help you during the design process. Once you have registered on the Challenge site and formed a Team, browse the Mentor Directory for those who that have the expertise you seek.

Become a Mentor

Support budding biomimicry innovators by becoming a Global Design Challenge mentor. Mentors can contribute in many ways and you can self-select the amount of time to commit and how you prefer to support teams. Once you register on the Challenge site, fill out an application and complete your mentor profile in the Mentor Directory.