Announcing the 2019 Winners!

From a beehive and Grama grass-inspired porous surface that drains, captures, and partially filters excess water in flood-prone areas, to a Javan cucumber seed-inspired tidal kite that generates electricity, learn how the winners of the 2019 Youth Design Challenge looked to nature to create solutions to climate change.


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Teach STEM in a whole new way with a biomimicry challenge tailored for 6-12th grade learners.

Learn biomimicry while creating real solutions to climate change. Win prizes and the chance to join the Biomimicry Launchpad!

Get support to bring your nature-inspired design to market and a chance to win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®. 


Designing a bright future

A design team from Mexico transforms a biomimicry challenge win into a thriving new interdisciplinary consultancy.


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Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge: And the Winners Are…

Energy Solutions from Nature: Emulating the Vespa orientalis to Increase Efficiency of Solar Energy Output

Seven international teams advance in the Biomimicry Launchpad

Biomimicry accelerates the kinds of breakthroughs we need to halve carbon emissions over the next decade. Meet the seven teams who have advanced to the second stage of the Biomimicry Launchpad, where they’re working to bring their nature-inspired solutions to life.

Meet a Biomimic: Carlos Rego

Meet Carlos Rego, a biomimicry specialist and designer at Logoplaste Innovation Lab in Portugal. Watch as Carlos sits down with biomimicry educator and biologist Sherry Ritter to share how he has incorporated biomimicry into his work and his life.

“When we look at what is truly sustainable, the only real model that has worked over long periods of time is the natural world.”

Janine Benyus  / Co-founder, The Biomimicry Institute

Film by Tree Media


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