U.S. Small Business Administration funding will help the Biomimicry Institute continue supporting women innovators in creating nature-inspired design.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce that its Launchpad program was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to receive a $50,000 award in the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). The…

The Biomimicry Institute has selected 12 finalist teams creating solutions to address the Sustainable Development Goals, all inspired by nature.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists, an international group of 12 teams that have created ideas inspired by nature’s intelligence aligned with…

Originally published by the Biomimicry Institute

The new, 4,000-page Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report paints a stark picture about humanity’s impact on the environment.

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Calling all middle and high school educators! The Youth Design Challenge opened registration today for the 2021–22 program cycle, and you can gain access to engaging instructional models aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) here.

If you’re new to us, the Youth…

by Rebecca MacKinnon | Originally published by the Biomimicry Institute

Dear biomimics, enthusiasts, changemakers,

As you are reading this — maybe with a cup of coffee in hand, or with a breeze coming through the window — you are a part of an intricate and exquisite system of systems. …

Originally published on the Biomimicry Institute

Even without elevators, Shark Tanks, or Dragon’s Dens, the power of consolidating an organization’s mission into a 1-minute speech is undeniable.

Over the course of the 10-week Ray of Hope Prize program, our mentors and advisors help the top nature-inspired startups in the world describe their technology and the problem it addresses. Honing this message is an essential step to gaining traction in a crowded and noisy marketplace.

Here’s a taste of the minute pitches from our 2020 and 2021 cohorts.

For more on the Ray of Hope Prize and our finalists, visit biomimicry.org/rayofhopeprize.

by Adrian Johansen | Originally published on the Biomimicry Institute

The movement to be more sustainable and to ‘go green’ has finally become a priority in many areas of the world. It has encouraged thousands of people to reevaluate the choices they are making and the many rippling impacts that…

by Matt Treacey | Originally published on the Biomimicry Institute

As the examples on AskNature.org show us, the natural world is full of wisdom that has led to innovations across countless disciplines. Again and again, we find nature serves as a source of inspiration when solving well-defined design problems.

“Well-defined”…

by Devin Nieusma | Originally published on the Biomimicry Institute

How often do you think about the materials that are in your clothing?

When my team at Conservation X Labs first set out to design a new innovation competition to combat microplastic pollution, I hardly ever gave the materials in…

by Adrian Johansen | Originally published on the Biomimicry Institute

Over the last several decades, the harmful impact of humanity on the natural world has become impossible to ignore. Plastic waste is overwhelming our landfills and oceans, and climate change has led to higher global temperatures, widespread drought, and more…

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