Thousands of designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and big thinkers answered the call to completely rethink our food system using design inspiration from nature.
In late summer, the ideas started pouring in from every corner of the world.
Thousands of designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and big thinkers had answered the call to completely rethink our food system using design inspiration from nature. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, provided a platform for these global innovators to practice biomimicry in action, by applying it to one of the most urgent issues of our time – our broken food chain. It makes perfect sense – how are we going to create a healthier, more equitable, truly regenerative food system without learning from the natural ecosystems and organisms that are an inextricable part of it?
Now here we are. The judges have narrowed the field down to eight finalist teams, who are joining the first-ever biomimicry accelerator focused on food system innovation. Over the next nine months, these teams will work with business, food industry, and biomimicry experts to prototype their designs. In 2016, one of these teams will receive the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s $100,000 “Ray of Hope” prize to bring their design to market.
Top three finalists in the 2015 Biomimimcry Global Design Challenge were announced at an awards ceremony held October 4, 2015 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.Read More
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