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Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future
Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future

CLEANTECH - Inspired by nature, SolarBotanic’s solar trees use leaf-shaped, thin-film, photovoltaic nanotechnology to harness both sun and eventually wind energy to power houses, charge EVs or be stored for future use.

This Company’s 3D-Printed Terracotta Tiles Are Paving the Way for Coral Restoration
This Company’s 3D-Printed Terracotta Tiles Are Paving the Way for Coral Restoration

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Archireef has developed the world’s first-ever biomimetic, artificial reef tile — promoting coral survivorship and growth in an environmentally friendly, adaptive and scalable way.

2022 Ray of Hope Prize Winners Offer Biomimetic Solutions to Fresh Food Waste, Surface Finishing
2022 Ray of Hope Prize Winners Offer Biomimetic Solutions to Fresh Food Waste, Surface Finishing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute has chosen India’s GreenPod Labs and Germany’s Fusion Bionic as 2022’s top biomimicry startups, from a pool of over 200 applicants from 54 countries.

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Brand Leaders, Visionaries Gather to Help Sustainability Practitioners ‘Recenter & Accelerate’
Brand Leaders, Visionaries Gather to Help Sustainability Practitioners ‘Recenter & Accelerate’

LEADERSHIP - This week at SB'22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. On opening night, luminaries from a variety of disciplines reminded attendees the importance of taking a breath and opening your mind.

10 Biomimetic Innovations Poised to Tackle Countless Climate, Biodiversity, Business Challenges
10 Biomimetic Innovations Poised to Tackle Countless Climate, Biodiversity, Business Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute’s 2022 cohort of Ray of Hope Prize finalists are leveraging nature’s genius to revolutionize textiles, wind turbines, waste remediation, building materials, cleaning products, sunscreen, plastics and more.

2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein
2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year, again — when we pore excitedly over Fast Company’s annual list of World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need
3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need

LEADERSHIP - At SB’21 San Diego, leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines seemed to agree on three key drivers necessary for the regenerative leadership our world needs.

Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment
Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In order to achieve 2030 sustainability goals, company leaders must think beyond "sustainability," and challenge built environment teams to strive for net-positive impacts, net-zero energy and zero waste.

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Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem
Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With impending, growing climate change impacts — in conjunction with the expected growth of our cities, ports and other coastal infrastructure — investing in “Blue Tech” is of prime importance.

Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure
Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ECOncrete has created a unique line of concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructure; while increasing their strength and durability.

Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future
Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Embracing serendipity, climate positivity and wisdom from the natural world are just a few pertinent principles from the host of inspiring discussions on day 1 of the SB Leadership Summit — along with a shift in focus to being “known for what we allocate, not what we accumulate.”

Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge
Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute’s third annual Youth Design Challenge engaged 6,000 students across the US; and yielded ingenious designs for solutions to problems in cities and nature alike.

Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature
Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We’re seeing a bit of utopian glimmer coming through, and natural selection chooses what works over and over. So, when we get back to normal, we get this glorious choice to put back in our lives only what is best, only what we found made life worth living.”

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12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch
12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

MARKETING AND COMMS - As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design
Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new book, "Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism," highlights centuries-old technologies that provide a powerful toolkit for sustainable architecture and design in the modern age.

Climate Action Through Biomimicry: Innovation for the SDGs
Climate Action Through Biomimicry: Innovation for the SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tagline for this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, “Design° for People + Planet,” asks participants to look at what degree of change they will make for a particular SDG, using nature as their mentor.

Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings
Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings

CLEANTECH - Smart building features once seemed like nice-to-haves, but they’re rapidly becoming need-to-haves. Facilities that are at a competitive disadvantage are not going to catch up by making operators smarter. The operators are already smart, and they don’t have time to deal with dumb buildings.

Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®
Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Ray of Hope Prize competition gives startups a chance to get their biomimetic innovations to market; entrepreneurs with nature-inspired design solutions for climate mitigation, carbon sequestration or the SDGs have until December 31 to apply.

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There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis
There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - People have opinions about the ways we should address the climate crisis. There are many possible solutions, but however we decide to change, we have to do it now.

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