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Your nature-inspired climate change solution could be worth $100,000May 1st, 2018

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, Ray of Hope Prize, Biomimicry Accelerator program, climate change, climate change challenge, climate change solution, biomimicry, biomimicry competition

The 2017-2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge wants your nature-inspired solutions to help the world adapt to, mitigate, or reverse the effects of climate change—and they’ll handsomely reward the best proposal. The competition seeks biomimetic innovations (products, services, or systems) that address any aspect of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and reversal in any sector of the economy. University students and independent professionals from around the world are eligible to enter but must submit their proposals as part of a team of two to eight individuals. Finalists and winners are eligible to win prize money and assistance to bring their solution to the global marketplace via the Biomimicry Accelerator program, at the end of which one team will be awarded the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. The submission deadline is May 1, 2018.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
May 1st, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
May 1st, 2018

LINK:
https://challenge.biomimicry.org/en/challenge/global-design-challenge-2018

AWARD/PRIZE

Finalists and winners selected by our expert jury are eligible to win prize money as well as assistance in bringing their solution to the global marketplace via our Biomimicry Accelerator program. At the end of the Accelerator one team will be awarded the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, endowed the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge calls for design concepts addressing any aspect of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and reversal in any sector of the economy. We know that climate change is a complex problem; a hairy knot made up of hundreds, or even thousands, of other problems all woven together. But this diversity means there are also just as many solutions out there waiting to be discovered. Successful teams will define a concrete, well researched area of focus for their design efforts and apply the core concepts and methods of biomimicry in developing a solution. We are especially interested in projects that go beyond familiar approaches to the climate problem by identifying unique leverage points for change, removing barriers to the adoption and spread of existing solutions, and/or clearly demonstrating how biomimicry can lead to new, novel, or more effective solutions.