Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize

Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has partnered with the Biomimicry Institute to create the Biomimicry Launchpad and the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize™, designed to bring commercially viable solutions from the design lab to the market. The prize is focused on nature-inspired solutions that address one or more of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

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Spider-inspired Silk Company, Spintex, Awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize
The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support...
Jun 16, 2021 11:45 AM ET
Ten Nature-Inspired Companies Advancing Sustainable Solutions
The Biomimicry Institute has announced the top 10 nature-inspired startups to compete for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.
May 20, 2021 9:00 AM ET
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

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