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).


Content from this campaign

Biomimicry Fireside Chat: The Nature of Fashion: Moving Towards a Regenerative Model
What can the fashion industry learn from nature’s circularity, and how can industry switch to a regenerative model that builds soil, boosts biodiversity, supports community, and cleans up existing pollution in the process?
Oct 7, 2020 1:50 PM ET
How Coral Is Inspiring Eco-friendly Clothing
Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.
Oct 6, 2020 1:00 PM ET
This Paint Inspired by Butterflies Could Be the Secret to Cooler Cities
Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short,...
Oct 5, 2020 10:00 AM ET
Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER Labs
The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.
Oct 1, 2020 9:30 AM ET
Cypris Materials Introduces Nature Inspired, Tunable, Structural Color Coating
Cypris Materials, Inc. has cracked nature's code on nanostructures by creating a new type of paint that can be used from cosmetics to the auto industry.
Sep 23, 2020 1:00 PM ET


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