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Learn how to be a systems thinker: new webinar!

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How do you radically change a whole system? To start, you need to become a systems thinker.

Join us for the second-to-last webinar for the 2015 Challenge, where you'll learn how to evaluate your design through a systems lens. Curt McNamara, biomimicry expert and faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, will explain how being knowledgeable about system interconnections can help you optimize your design outcomes.

Applying the Systems View Register here!

  • June 16 at 10am MDT (5pm British Summer Time)
  • June 17 at 8pm MDT (*June...
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Nature-inspired social innovation

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How can biomimicry inspire new ways of thinking about social innovation? John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (sponsors of the Challenge's $100K Ray of Hope Prize), explains why looking to nature for solutions to major social problems (like fixing our food system) is so important:

"Biomimicry has phenomenal applications when it comes to technological innovations, but it has so much more to offer. Nature builds and tweaks systems to create efficiency, resilience, and biodiversity. I believe when it comes to addressing social...

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BGDC teams: share your story!

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We've been hearing exciting things from teams who have signed up to participate in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. One of these teams, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has been documenting their biomimicry design journey on their blog here.

Group leaders Ted Thayer and Eliot Kersgaard shared some pictures of their design process to date and will be continuing to blog about the ups and downs of bringing a biomimetic design idea from concept to reality.

We'd love to hear from your team, too! Email Erin at
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