Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

International Living Future Institute Adds $10K Prize Incentive to 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles?

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsors the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, and we are most excited by the opportunity to present the first $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize to one of seven finalists from the 2015 Challenge at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in October. 

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Teams Up with Living Future Institute

Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
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March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Earthworm-Inspired Soil Solution Captures First Place in Nature-Inspired Global Challenge

Student and open challenge winners announced for the world’s first food system-focused biomimicry innovation challenge
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October 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A design created to help farmers keep nutrients in the soil won first prize in the first food system-focused Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Eight Reasons to be Hopeful About the Future of our Food System

Reprinted from BiomimicryInDesign Blog
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In late summer, the ideas started pouring in from every corner of the world.

Using Nature’s Design Principles to Feed Nine Billion

Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator
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September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.

Biomimicry--A Growing Movement in the Marketplace

Reprinted from SXSW Eco Blog by Allison Bernett of Terrapin Bright Green
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Biomimicry is a hot topic right now--especially with the emergence of academic programs like Arizona State University’s biomimicry masters degree, centers like the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and now a biomimicry track at SXSW Eco. We have seen many innovative, environmentally-friendly technologies emerge from this process of translating natural strategies into engineered solutions.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Launches New Website

Enhanced News and Blog sections, more information on grants awarded
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August 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundaiton has launched a new website.

Gastrognomes Blog: Good Food Jobs - Megan Schuknecht

Reprinted from Megan Schuknect's Blog on Gastrognomes
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Reprinted from Gastrognomes Blog

Mother Nature has so much to teach us, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the high impact of things like weather patterns and natural disasters. But the concept of Biomimicry is based on the idea that Mother Nature is a master designer, and if we take inspiration from those designs, we can create manmade things that will improve our lives, naturally.

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