Articles about Grants

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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Foundation’s NextGen Committee Issues Request for Grant Proposals for Projects Helping to Reduce Global Warming

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for one $100,000 grant to fund work in the 2020 calendar year for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise.

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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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Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector.

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature.

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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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Nature-inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that enables foresters to plant more trees in less time.

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This year, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business celebrates its fifth anniversary. It launched in 2013 as the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability with funding from the Foundation and others, and in January 2015 the Foundation made a $5 million commitment. It was then renamed for Ray C. Anderson.

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