Applications Open for Nature-Inspired Startups to Receive $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray of Hope Prize celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.

“From the perspective of former research scientists, winning the Ray of Hope Prize is the equivalent to passing peer review,” — Michael S. Long, Ph.D., Founder & COO, Renaissance Fiber, LLC

“Not only was our startup elevated by the process, but the diversity of other viable nature-inspired solutions shows that we as humans are making serious progress against seemingly intractable problems.” — Brent Cutcliffe, Co-Founder & COO of New Iridium

For more information on the official rules and how to apply, visit



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