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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Innovation & Technology

Ray of Hope Prize® Awarded to Sparxell for Plant-Based Alternative to Toxic Colorants
The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize® to Sparxell, a UK-based startup creating the next generation of colors and effects with vibrant, metal-like pigments, all from plant-based cellulose.

Environment

Amanda Sturgeon Appointed as CEO of The Biomimicry Institute
The Biomimicry Institute is thrilled to announce the appointment of Amanda Sturgeon as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Beth Rattner, the outgoing Executive Director.

Innovation & Technology

Meet 2023's Top 10 Nature-Inspired Startups Solving Crucial Environmental and Social Problems
The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this year's Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Unlocking the Power of Natural Wood: The Next Generation of Ultralight, High-Performance Materials
2022 Ray of Hope Prize Participant Strong By Form has created design-to-manufacturing technology that aims to bring the natural intelligence of tree structures to engineered wood. These innovators combine digital design, structural optimization and digital fabrication to produce

Innovation & Technology

Better Surfaces Through Nature (and Lasers)
By closely examining the sizes, shapes, and spacing of many biological surface structures, Fusion Bionic is harnessing these insights to create super-performing materials that mimic the wonders of nature and replacing costly traditional methods of finishing surfaces.

Environment

Bio-Inspired Clothing Technology: How Insects Inspire Better Waterproof, Breathable Sportswear
Amphico has used nature-inspired biomimietic principles to develop a non-polar fabric with nano, micro, and macro-level texturing that repels water, dirt particles and harmful bacteria.

Innovation & Technology

Sudoc Mimics Liver Enzymes; Helps Solve Toxic Waste Issues at Construction Sites
Sudoc's innovative application of biomimicry creates solutions for eliminating toxic chemicals in the built environment.

Innovation & Technology

Biomimicry Finding Success in Deep Tech
Sarah McInerney, Ray of Hope Prize Manager at the Biomimicry Institute recaps the excitement of having three Ray of Hope Prize Alumni teams win big at the Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Global Summit in Paris.

Environment

Say Goodbye to Synthetic Sunscreens: How Chemicals in Our Eyes Are Revolutionizing Sunblock
Sóliome has had an exciting biomimetic breakthrough in sunscreen technology

Innovation & Technology

Calling All Nature-Inspired Startups
The Biomimicry Institute is looking for nature inspired startups for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

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