Join Us at Circularity 21 for the Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of Circularity 21, the largest online circular economy event, offering an engaging and informative program, expo and networking opportunities. Join the growing global community of thousands of visionaries and practitioners to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy.

The Foundation and the Biomimicry Institute will announce the 2021 Winner of the Ray of Hope Prize® on Wednesday, June 16th at 9:40 a.m PT/12:40 p.m. ET. 

With so many pressing environmental and social challenges, we are grateful that there is a growing number of scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are learning from nature to solve problems. The Ray of Hope Prize aims to shine a light on these innovative, nature-inspired solutions by helping startups cross a critical threshold in becoming viable businesses by amplifying their stories and providing them with equity-free funding.
This 10-week virtual accelerator culminates in a live pitch for the chance to receive the $100,000 grand prize chosen by industry and conservation leaders from the World Wildlife Fund, Patagonia, and Yale University, among others. This Prize was created to honor Ray C. Anderson, to carry on his legacy of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
This year the Biomimicry Institute received 301 applications from 49 countries! The expert selection committee has narrowed down 10 finalists to continue on for the chance of receiving the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize. Check out the story to learn more about the finalists and read the full press release here.
Michelle Graves, Biomimicry Institute's Director of Global Design Challenge and Launchpad will also be presenting at Circularity 21. Join her for "Biomimicry: Leveraging Nature's Genius," Thursday, June 17th from 10:30 - 11:00 am PT/ 1:30 - 2:00 ET.