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Introducing the 2020 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists

From tackling air, water, and noise pollution to fostering resilient communities and food systems, each of the 10 finalist teams has addressed one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their pursuit of creating positive change.

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About the Challenge

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute. Challenge finalist teams are invited to join the Biomimicry Institute’s Launchpad for an opportunity to turn their ideas into a reality.

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Contribute to the success of young biomimics by volunteering as a mentor, subject matter expert, or judge.

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The Challenge offers university educators an exciting platform for teaching biomimicry and addressing real-world problems.

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Have a nature-inspired startup?

Created in honor of Ray C. Anderson, founder of Interface, Inc. and a business and sustainability leader, the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® helps startups cross a critical threshold in becoming viable businesses by amplifying their stories and providing them with equity-free funding

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Want to share biomimicry with kids in grades 6-12?

The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free project-based learning experience created to introduce middle and high school students to nature-inspired design. The YDC offers tools and resources to make it easy for educators to build creative and engaging learning experiences that strengthen critical thinking skills for their students.

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