Articles about Biomimicry

Adaptations in Nature Inspire Students in Award-Winning Design to Reduce Food Waste

Reprinted from Pratt Institute

Team from Pratt Institute is a finalist in the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad Accelerator. Reducing the loss of perishable foods using biomimetic principles.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2019

Be sure to check out our quarterly newsletter for all of the latest news on our key funding initiatives, and upcoming events

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Beth Rattner at Climate One: What is Biomimicry?

Republished from Climate One

Beth Rattner and John Lanier recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast. Beth gave an overview of biomimicry.

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Biomimicry Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Lessons from Nature to Create Radical Climate Change Solutions

Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons from Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization and the potential to win the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize®.

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Nature-inspired Water Leak Detection System Wins the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

Twenty percent of the world's clean pumped water is lost due to leaking pipes, and current technology cannot detect leaks accurately enough or early enough to prevent either water loss or major infrastructure damage. Startup company Watchtower Robotics is tackling this problem creatively and effectively, and today was awarded the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® for its efforts during the GreenBiz Circularity Conference.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2019

Our May newsletter has just gone out. Be sure to check it out for all the latest news and opportunities to engage with the Foundation

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Biomimicry Workshop in Veracruz

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Nature-inspired Climate Change Solutions to be Showcased at Inaugural Circular Economy Event.

The $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® will be awarded to one of seven teams of biomimicry entrepreneurs at GreenBiz’s Circularity 19

Seven international entrepreneurial teams will take the stage at GreenBiz Group’s Circularity 19 event in Minneapolis this June to find out who will win the world’s premiere biomimicry design prize.

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Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

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