You did it.
After months of hard work, 1,922 of you reached the finish line and submitted your innovation to the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. You ultimately submitted over one hundred revolutionary ideas, based on nature's design strategies, that have the potential to drastically change aspects of our broken food system. We're inspired by your dedication and, as we read through your submissions, we're feeling more hopeful than ever that the future is bright.
So, what's next? Throughout this month, our judges will be busy reading through your submissions and watching your pitch videos. By mid-September, they will have chosen the winners of the student competition as well as the teams from the open competition that will go on to compete in the prototype round. The finalists and winners will be invited to travel to Austin, TX, for a special awards event and presentations held in conjunction with SXSW Eco in early October.
After that, the open competition finalists will spend the next six months working on prototyping and refining their innovations, with the help of biomimicry and business accelerator mentors. Next spring, we'll award one team with the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson "Ray of Hope" prize and work to help them bring their innovation to market.
If you just heard about the challenge, or missed the August 3rd, 2015 deadline for the first round, don't worry. We're launching a brand-new round of the challenge in September, open to both students and professionals. SIgn up here to be notified when registration opens for the new round.
In the meantime, stay tuned for news about the finalists from the 2015 challenge, coming soon!
By Biomimicry Team on in Food Challenge