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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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
Seeking the top Nature-Inspired Startup for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize
Applications are now open for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are due November 20, 2020.
Oct 30, 2020 9:30 AM ET
Nanomik Biotechnology Protects Crops From Fungi Using Biomimetic Principles
Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.
Oct 27, 2020 9:30 AM ET

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