Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize

Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize

How can we accelerate the commercial viability of biomimetic solutions to our greatest challenges? The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation have jointly announced the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and the creation of a $100,000 Ray C. Anderson “Ray of Hope” Prize designed to bring commercially viable solutions from the design lab to the market.

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ECOncrete Turns Marine Infrastructures Into Thriving Natural Ecosystems
ECOncrete succeeds in making coastlines less disruptive to marine ecosystems by replacing intrusive concrete structures (like seafloor mats and seawalls) with products that blend in with their surroundings. It accomplishes this through biomimicry – a technique that relies on the textures, shapes, and sizes of natural systems to dictate how a product is built. The result is a bio-enhancing...
Mar 2, 2021 9:30 AM ET
From Butterfly Wings to Shrimp Claws: Mimicking Nature on the Nanoscale
The same microscopic structures that bring beauty to a butterfly also provide strength, lightness, and water repellency. It's this efficient design that has captured the imagination of Metalmark's founders and inspired their invention: indoor air purification systems that destroy, rather than trap, volatile organic compounds, viruses, and ultrafine particles.
Feb 19, 2021 9:30 AM ET
Communicating With Nematodes for Better Farming
Pheronym increases the effectiveness of commercially available beneficial nematodes, allowing for a widespread adoption of a proven organic farming technique.
Dec 4, 2020 9:30 AM ET
How the Nanostructure of a Butterfly Wing Inspired a Better Way to Purify Air
Metalmark addresses the global air pollution crisis by turning contaminated fumes into breathable air. Inspired by the structural coloration, aerodynamics, strength, lightness, and water repellency of butterfly wings, they are creating high-performance catalytic materials that can purify both indoor and outdoor air.
Nov 23, 2020 11:15 AM ET
Helicoid Industries, Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Designs With Inspiration From Mantis Shrimp
Helicoid Industries is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.
Nov 12, 2020 1:00 PM ET

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