Articles about Biomimicry

Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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Join Us at Circularity 21 for the Ray of Hope Prize

Join us at Circularity 21, June 15-17 for the Ray of Hope Prize announcement and lots of great programming on circular economy, biomimicry and more.

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Biomimicry Institute Reveals Winners of 2021 Youth Design Challenge

Winners build interdisciplinary solutions to address deforestation, clean energy, climate change and more

Today the Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for pressing design problems, announced the winners of the 2021 Youth Design Challenge. The Youth Design Challenge, now in its fourth year, serves as a bridge from core concepts to advanced project-focused STEM learning for middle and high school students across the world. The Biomimicry Institute has bestowed awards across five categories, all of which speak to the inherent strengths of the different solutions.

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Ten Nature-Inspired Companies Advancing Sustainable Solutions

Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 startup companies participating in this year’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® program.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 nature-inspired startups selected to participate in the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize®, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

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ECOncrete Turns Marine Infrastructures into Thriving Natural Ecosystems

Reprinted from Intelligent Living

ECOncrete succeeds in making coastlines less disruptive to marine ecosystems by replacing intrusive concrete structures (like seafloor mats and seawalls) with products that blend in with their surroundings. It accomplishes this through biomimicry – a technique that relies on the textures, shapes, and sizes of natural systems to dictate how a product is built. The result is a bio-enhancing material that helps marine life thrive.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Foundation has just published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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From butterfly wings to shrimp claws: Mimicking nature on the nanoscale

Innovators look to biomimicry to address sustainability challenges. Can they harness green chemistry to get it right?

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The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge is Now Open for Registration

The Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free, hands-on, project-based learning experience that provides classroom and informal educators with a new framework to introduce biomimicry and an interdisciplinary approach to science and environmental literacy.

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A First Look at the New Biomimicry Launchpad Cohort

In 2020, the Biomimicry Institute trained a 6th cohort of the Biomimicry Launchpad, providing 46 young innovators with the tools needed to make their biomimetic designs a reality. They now present the Biomimicry Launchpad Virtual Showcase, an online platform created to highlight the teams’ work and learnings throughout this program.

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Rick Cook Remembers Ray C. Anderson on Person Place Thing PPT Podcast with Randy Cohen

Rick Cook, Founding Partner of COOKFOX was recently interviewed by Randy Cohen on the Person Place Thing PPT Podcast. He chose to highlight Ray C. Anderson as his "Person," and his interview illustrates and celebrates the wonderful legacy that Ray left for us all.

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