Design Concept round finalists compete for the $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize.

The Prototype round of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge will begin at the conclusion of the Design Concept round. During this round, top teams selected from the Open category will continue to develop their design concepts and business model to compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize. Only finalists from the Open category, and select other teams will be eligible to participate in the Prototype round.

Judging Criteria

  • Research and depth and application of biological inspiration source(s)
  • Concept and product/solution
  • Feasibility
  • Market analysis
  • Social and environmental benefit, informed by nature's unifying patterns
  • Team
  • Financials and profitability

More details on the prototype round will be posted soon.