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2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge – Food Systems

Biomimicry Institute has recently opened registration for its 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, themed “Food Systems” for the second time.

Students and professionals around the world are challenged to develop a biomimetic design that solves an important food system challenge while supporting the health of our planet.

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge offers a $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize, awarded through a special Accelerator Program to the best of finalists teams. Other cash prize of up to $33,000 (US) will also be awarded, $9,500 will be reserved for Students.

Submitted entries must:

  • Identify and solve a specific problem within the food system.
  • Intentionally emulate one or more mechanisms, processes, patterns, or systems found in nature.
  • Enhance the sustainability of the food system, whether from an environmental, social, or economic perspective—or ideally all three.

Individual entries will not be accepted, as this is a competition based on teams of 2 to 8 persons. Each team may submit only one entry.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 Submission Fees

  • Early bird rate (by 31 March 2016): Student $40, Open $100.
  • Standard rate: Student $50, Open $120