Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Biomimicry Institute Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Nature's Lessons to Create Climate Change Solutions

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons From Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

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Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

Designing New Climate Change Solutions, With Inspiration That Is Millions of Years Old

Eight winning teams have been named in a biomimicry innovation challenge for nature-inspired climate change solutions.
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Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

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Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

Guest Blog: Nature’s Hidden Lessons and How My Favorite Teachers Taught Me How to Find Them (the Tangential Magical)

This post was originally published in the Biomimicry Institute's Ask Nature Blog
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In this week's #Ecocentricity blog, Adiel Gavish, Social Media and Communications Manager at the Biomimicry Institute discusses nature's many hidden lessons.

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In this week's #Ecocentricity blog, Adiel Gavish, Social Media and Communications Manager at the Biomimicry Institute discusses nature's many hidden lessons.

Your Nature-Inspired Climate Change Solution May Be Worth $100,000

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The 2017-2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is looking to help commercialize nature-inspired solutions to adapt to, mitigate, or reverse the effects of climate change.

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The 2017-2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is looking to help commercialize nature-inspired solutions to adapt to, mitigate, or reverse the effects of climate change.

Nature-Inspired Water Collection System Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

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Grand prize for biomimicry acceleration goes to Team NexLoop for AquaWeb, an innovative water capture system designed for use in urban food systems.

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Grand prize for biomimicry acceleration goes to Team NexLoop for AquaWeb, an innovative water capture system designed for use in urban food systems.

A Father's Sustainability Legacy

How two daughters turned a $50 million charitable foundation into a showcase for sustainable business—in Dad’s memory
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In September 2011, one month after Ray C. Anderson died, his two daughters—Mary Anne Lanier, now 60, and Harriet Langford, 57—were summoned to his lawyer’s Atlanta office. Anderson had founded Interface, the world’s largest commercial carpet-tile manufacturer, and he left his daughters a $50 million philanthropic trust. “We were absolutely shocked,” says Langford. Anderson had given no instructions about where the money should go or what the foundation should focus on. “We went around for the next six months like deer in the headlights,” she says.

Ecocentricity Blog: Role-Reversal

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

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