Announcing the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalists!

Announcing the 2020
Ray of Hope Prize Finalists!

The Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the 9 finalist teams competing for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize®. These cutting-edge startups are advancing nature-inspired solutions that address a wide range of problems. From eliminating toxic paints and dyes, to providing a new, regenerative approach to marine infrastructure, these game-changing companies are providing a ray of hope in the world today.

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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.

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Meet a Biomimic: Carlos Rego

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Welcome to the Climate-Change-Reversing Invention Convention

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Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

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These entrepreneurs are looking to nature to develop innovations that give more than they take.

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Challenge yourself to design generously.

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Closing water loops, building community

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Hungry for solutions? Here are eight bold new ideas, inspired by nature.

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