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.
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.