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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.

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.

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

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 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.

9 Companies Fighting Climate Change Through Biomimicry
9 Companies Fighting Climate Change Through Biomimicry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We know that carbon emissions, particularly carbon dioxide and methane, are a major contributor to global climate change trends, and that the challenge of mitigating and even reversing this trend is highly complex. We also know that — like so many other sustainability challenges we face — managing carbon is a challenge faced by the natural world and solved through its own adaptive strategies that have evolved over 3.8 billion years. In short: Nature sees carbon as a building block — and we can, too.

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Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration
Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Reprinted with permission. This article was originally published in the 25th Anniversary issue of GreenMoney Journal.

Trending: Biomimicry, Changing Attitudes Poised to Revolutionize Apparel Sector
Trending: Biomimicry, Changing Attitudes Poised to Revolutionize Apparel Sector

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Fashion continues to make headlines, with news emerging about a new textile breakthrough and shifting attitudes towards clothing across the UK that are helping drive down the industry’s environmental impact.

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

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 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.

Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit
Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This was no introductory workshop. Everyone in attendance on Monday afternoon, day one of SB'17 Detroit, raised their hand when asked if they knew what biomimicry is, and everyone was interested in diving in and learning how to use biomimicry in their own work. Thus, organizers Nicole Hagerman Miller and Dr.

Ford Looks to AI, Biomimicry Solutions to Stay Ahead of the Curve
Ford Looks to AI, Biomimicry Solutions to Stay Ahead of the Curve

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two new announcements from Ford highlight how the auto and mobility company is harnessing technology to get ahead. With ambitious plans to launch an autonomous vehicle in 2021, Ford has announced that it is investing $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company founded by former Google and Uber leaders, to develop a virtual driver system.

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Trending: Breakthroughs in Biomimicry, Recycling Unlock ‘Tarantula Blue’ Textiles, Closed-Loop Tencel
Trending: Breakthroughs in Biomimicry, Recycling Unlock ‘Tarantula Blue’ Textiles, Closed-Loop Tencel

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The latest textile innovations include a new TENCEL® made from cotton fabric waste, recently picked up by Patagonia, and a research breakthrough that could lead to ‘tarantula blue’ textiles.

Winners of Biomimicry, Forward Food Competitions Tackle Food Waste, Behavior Change Challenges
Winners of Biomimicry, Forward Food Competitions Tackle Food Waste, Behavior Change Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Both the Biomimicry Institute and Net Impact launched food-focused competitions earlier this year, seeking innovative ideas for new products or services. This week, the winners of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and Forward Food Competition were announced.

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

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 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.

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

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 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.

New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline
New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline

LEADERSHIP - A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Since Janine Benyus first observed and named the field in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, designers, engineers, businesses and other innovators have increasingly turned to nature in search of inspired ideas.

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MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course
MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has partnered with Canvas.net to offer a free, open online course called, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. The course is an introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework that studies nature’s best design ideas to help us solve our own design challenges.

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

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 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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