Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

University of Oregon Biomimicry Design Team Wins $10K Living Future Prize

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation sponsors and funds the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The Living Futures Institute has provided this additional $10K Living Product Prize as an incentive for more design teams to consider projects to create living products.

Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase

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August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This event in San Francisco, CA will feature a panel of VIP judges for a fun, festive, biomimicry-themed pitch session, starring seven teams from the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator.

Don’t miss seeing nature-inspired innovation in action, as the teams showcase their food system design solutions. Enjoy heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and opportunities to meet and mingle with the Accelerator entrepreneurs.

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Aquacity's Winning Concept for Indoor Gardening

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Reprinted with permission from Alex Muller's August 3, 2016 blog post on Trim Tab.

Keeping plants in your home has been said to reduce stress and create a healthier living environment. However, the associated care with house plants is often a barrier for people.

In California, a group of students recognized the importance of having bits of nature in the home and submitted a winning solution to the student Living Product Prize competition.

Nature Inspired Home Gardening System Wins Student Living Product Prize in Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 2016 student Living Product Prize has been awarded to a team from California State University, Long Beach for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

California Team’s Nature-Inspired Home Gardening System Captures the Student Living Product Prize

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge teams up with the Living Future Institute to issue a prize for products that function as elegantly as the natural world.
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SEATTLE, August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ A team from California State University, Long Beach has won the 2016 student Living Product Prize for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

Using Nature's Design Principles to Create a Radically Sustainable Food System

Winners Announced for food system-focused biomimicry innovation challenge
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June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Hundreds of students and professionals answered the call to help fix our broken food system by looking to nature to create design solutions.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2016

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Foundation Awards Gray Notes Grants to The University of Georgia and Presidio Graduate School

It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams

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Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.

Bioneers to Host the First Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Ray of Hope Prize Awards Event

One finalist team will win the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s $100,000 grand prize for a nature-inspired food-systems solution.
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April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 2016 National Bioneers Conference will host the first-ever awards ceremony for the world’s premiere biomimicry design prize, the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize. The prize will be awarded to one of seven finalist teams in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, a worldwide design competition that crowdsources nature-inspired solutions to climate change issues, like food systems, water management, and alternative energy.

The Land Institute Adds $1,000 Prize to Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

A call for bold ideas for a new agricultural paradigm
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March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Land Institute has dedicated the past 40 years to researching a new way to grow our food that mimics the fertility and resilience of natural systems like prairies.

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