The Biomimicry Institute has now opened registrations for its Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021.
Every two years, the Biomimicry Institute organize its sustainability challenge with intent to select a key sustainability issue as a broad theme and focus for the Global Challenge.
Earth has always been a changing planet, but the rapid climate and ecological changes humans have set in motion in the last century are like nothing experienced before. Hungry for energy, food, and other resources, our growing populations are pushing Earth’s systems toward a frightening and well-documented tipping point. We need a new generation of innovators who know how to create human materials, products, and systems that are regenerative and generous to all species. The 2021 Design Brief challenges participants to create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals, while incorporating all three elements of biomimicry - Emulate, Ethos, and (Re)connect - into their proposed solution.
The 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge aims to introduce biomimicry's design methodology & sustainability mindset to future leaders by providing them with a framework to practice biomimicry and offering a hands-on experience.
➜ all materials submitted must be in English.
➜ teams may submit only one entry per team.
➜ Biomimicry - 25%
➜ Problem Definition - 15%
➜ Proposed Solution - 15%
➜ Social & Environmental Impacts - 15%
➜ Communication and Presentation - 15%
➜ Team - 15%
Finalist will be announced in September 2021.
➜ Early-bird rate (April 30, 2021): Student-only teams $40; professionals or mixed teams of students and professionals $100
➜ Standard rate: Student-only teams $50; professionals or mixed teams of students and professionals $120
Who can participate? ⇣
The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to teams of independent professionals and college and university students anywhere in the world.
NOTE! The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is a team competition. You must be part of a team of 2-8 individuals in order to enter.
Find more: official website