Biomimicry Institute

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Trending: Brands Leveraging Tomorrow’s Greatest Minds to Solve Today’s Problems
Trending: Brands Leveraging Tomorrow’s Greatest Minds to Solve Today’s Problems

2 months ago - From early-stage startups to college students to grade-school prodigies, 3M, the Biomimicry Institute and Unilever continue to mine the latest, greatest minds for the next sustainability innovations.

Jellyfish, Eyelids Among Inspiration for 8 Winners of 2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
Jellyfish, Eyelids Among Inspiration for 8 Winners of 2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

1 year ago - From soil erosion solutions that draw inspiration from natural tide pools and a kingfisher’s eyelid, to technologies that use protection methods developed by plants, the winners of this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge present some truly creative solutions inspired by nature.

$100K Awaits Latest, Best, Brightest Nature-Inspired Climate Solutions
$100K Awaits Latest, Best, Brightest Nature-Inspired Climate Solutions

1 year ago - Nature could hold the key to reversing or mitigating the effects of climate change — a concept that the Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation are banking on. The two organizations have issued a call to action for entrepreneurs to look to the planet’s living systems to create viable solutions to the global climate crisis.

Trending: Spiders, Butterfly Wings Inspire New Solutions for Urban Ag, Renewables
Trending: Spiders, Butterfly Wings Inspire New Solutions for Urban Ag, Renewables

1 year ago - Innovators continue to look to nature to create new solutions to tackle everything from water scarcity and depletion to climate change.

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5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

2 years ago - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Janine Benyus: What Businesses Can Learn from the 'Optimization Engine of Evolution'
Janine Benyus: What Businesses Can Learn from the 'Optimization Engine of Evolution'

3 years ago - In 1997, biologist Janine Benyus popularized the term “biomimicry,” with her groundbreaking book of the same name, and spearheaded the growth of the discipline dedicated to applying Nature’s designs and processes to create a healthier, more sustainable world. I recently spoke with Janine about some of her favorite biomimetic innovations, about asking more from our design interventions, and some of the yet untapped areas in which Nature’s genius could help solve our most intractable problems.

Biomimicry Design Challenge Expands to Include $10K Living Product Prize
Biomimicry Design Challenge Expands to Include $10K Living Product Prize

3 years ago - The annual competition from the Biomimicry Insititute is spreading its wings: The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) is expanding to include the Living Product Prize.

‘The Best Ideas Might Not Be Ours’: DiCaprio Produces Film on Biomimicry
‘The Best Ideas Might Not Be Ours’: DiCaprio Produces Film on Biomimicry

3 years ago - As more and more organizations with sustainability missions are discovering, getting a celebrity to help spread your message could be the difference between creating a tiny ripple and engaging millions around the world (see recent examples around deforestation, the Sustainable Development Goals, clean drinking water, and eating more produce, to n

8 Finalists Join First-Ever Biomimicry Accelerator on Mission to Feed 9 Billion
8 Finalists Join First-Ever Biomimicry Accelerator on Mission to Feed 9 Billion

3 years ago - The 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) attracted hundreds of ideas inspired by nature from nearly 2000 designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and food enthusiasts from over 70 countries to rethink our food system. This week, the first-round finalist teams were announced and invited to attend a biomimicry celebration and awards event in Austin, Texas on October 4.

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2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Offering $100K to Nature-Inspired Solutions to Global Food Challenges
2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Offering $100K to Nature-Inspired Solutions to Global Food Challenges

4 years ago - On Tuesday, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announced that the latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge — an annual competition that invites people around the world to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide — is now accepting entries for commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to this year’s theme: food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000.

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