1. Learn about the seven criteria that each submission is judged on and see examples of former entries that have excelled.

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  2. Last year, the Biomimicry Institute challenged students and professionals around the world to help solve problems in our food system using biomimicry, or nature-inspired design in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Out of thousands of participants, eight teams were chosen to take part in the first-ever biomimicry food system accelerator program. In October 2016, one of these teams will win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation "Ray of Hope" Prize, which will be announced at the Bioneers conference. Learn more about the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and meet the finalist teams vying for the grand prize in this video, created by Villagehouse Films.

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  3. How can nature inspire us to design a better, healthier food system? The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are inviting professionals and students from across the world to participate in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The goal? Tap into nature-inspired solutions to help solve key food and agriculture issues like food waste, food packaging, agricultural pest management, food distribution, energy use, and more. Participants may be featured in high profile media, will have access to biomimicry experts and mentors, and can compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize.

    Visit challenge.biomimicry.org to learn more.

    Many thanks to:
    Louie Schwartzberg - time-lapse cinematography (movingart.com/)
    Janine Benyus - narration

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  4. Biomimicry Global Design Challenge - Food Systems 2015 Finalist
    Team: Team Planet, Italy
    Innovation: Mangrove Still

    The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that invites people around the world to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide.

    An Italian team’s design mimicked the way maritime plants process seawater to create a desalinating still that costs five times less than solar stills.

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Join students and professionals worldwide to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide. Learn more about the Challenge at challenge.biomimicry.org

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