Meet the Newest Young Innovators in Biomimicry

“We are grateful to the teachers, students, and communities for showing us that they want to engage in these deep explorations of nature using the practice of biomimicry. The projects submitted this year were exceptional for their uses of biomimetic design to creatively approach solutions to local problems affecting their communities.” — Rosanna Ayers, Director of Youth Education at the Biomimicry Institute


First Place: The Fire Forewarner

Second Place: Ice Resistant Surfaces

Third Place: CactiShirt

International Honorable Mention: The Floodulator


First Place: Urban Floodwater Reduction System

Second Place: Syntrichia HydroTrap

Third Place: River Reef

International Honorable Mention: Greenification



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Biomimicry Institute

The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.