Entrepreneurs and innovators can't develop world-changing ideas in a vacuum. That's why the Biomimicry Institute is building a global community of biomimics and subject matter experts to mentor Challenge teams.

Teams: Find a mentor

Connect with mentors who can help you take your design to the next level. Once you have registered on the Challenge site and formed a Team, browse the Mentor Directory for those who that have the expertise you seek.

Subject Matter Experts: Apply to become a mentor

Help support budding biomimicry innovators by becoming a Global Design Challenge mentor. Mentors can contribute in many ways and you can self-select the amount of time to commit and how you prefer to support teams. Once you register on the Challenge site, fill out an application and complete your mentor profile. You can then reach out to teams directly, via the Team Directory, or wait for them to contact you.

In particular, we're looking for mentors who can:

  • Help teams understand the food system.
  • Answer general questions about biomimicry
  • Provide guidance through the design process
  • Answer biology and technical questions
  • Help teams assess and plan for business feasibility