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Did you know? Highlighting some 2018 changes to the BGDC.

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The 2017-18 round of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is in full swing, with teams from all over the globe working hard to prepare their submissions.

There are a few changes for this year’s Challenge that we wanted to highlight.

The biggest change is that the Challenge is now limited to university students and professionals. We created a separate Youth Design Challenge for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) so that younger students could compete with their peers. Currently, we are piloting the Youth Design Challenge with a small group of...

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Define, biologize, scope: Learn how to create a successful Challenge entry with our new webinars!

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Want to learn about biomimicry and how to apply it to climate change solution? Curious about how to narrow down your ideas to hone in on the most viable option? Tune into our newest webinar to learn more!

This webinar will provide a quick introduction to a biomimicry design process and go into detail on key first steps that can make or break your team's design. Together, the steps are called scoping,  a crucial process that frames the problem or opportunity that you want to address. In biomimicry, taking the time to scope your design before searching for...

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Join us for the 2018 Challenge kickoff webinars!

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Want to learn what makes a successful submission to the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge? Have questions about the Challenge's rules and requirements? If you're interested in joining the 2018 Challenge but aren't sure where to start, join us for a series of webinars to get you off on the right foot. Director of Design Challenges Megan Schuknecht will host these sessions, sharing information about challenge details, submission requirements, tools and support, prizes, and more.

A note: all of these webinars will contain the same content, so you can choose which...

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A water management system for the future, brought to you by spiders, plants, bees, fungi, and our newest Ray of Hope Prize winners.

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When the members of Team NexLoop set out to design a water management system for urban food producers, they wanted to make it locally attuned, adaptable, and self-sufficient. With those design specs in mind, they searched for the best examples of how to develop a resilient local water system and found them - in nature. 

How best to capture freely available water from the atmosphere? The team, whose members include Jacob Russo, Anamarija Frankic, and C. Mike Lindsey, looked to how cribellate orb weaver spiders collect fog from the air with their webs. How to...

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