Ray of Hope Prize Finalists

The Ray of Hope Prize identifies the top nature-inspired startups in the world and fosters their growth by providing 
sustainable business training, communications support, and opportunities for funding—the top being a $100,000 prize.

Youth Design Challenge

Check out the newly improved 2022-2023 curriculum and get started.
Submissions are due April 2023.

We make it easy to learn how
to ask nature to solve the critical
problems in a sustainable way.


(for learners and teachers)


(for researchers and makers)

A Startup Support Program Focused on Founders and Their Connection to Nature

The Biomimicry Institute helps startup founders challenge themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally by taking them to camp (literally). Read about how this approach helps to unlock creativity, tap into next-level networking connections, and expand opportunities for business that would have otherwise been missed. 

6 Ways Education Can Mimic Evolution

Traditional and antique educational systems require their next evolution. Learn Biomimicry asks: what can we learn from nature in how we create evolutionary education using biomimicry?

Biomimicry and Philosophy

The biomimicry movement is highly practical in orientation. And yet, underlying and motivating the practices of biomimicry, there lies a distinctive philosophy–a profound way of understanding and relating to nature that challenges many of the core assumptions of contemporary thought. In this blog post, Dr. Henry Dicks discusses the relationship between biomimicry and philosophy.

5 Nature-Inspired Ways to Do Good This Giving Tuesday

The countdown to the biggest celebration of generosity has begun. On Tuesday, November 29, communities worldwide are joining together to support a cause, issue area, culture, or identity. Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good, and this simple idea kickstarts the holiday season with a tone of selfless kindness.

The Promise of Biomimicry


Support the Next Generation
of Nature-Inspired Innovators

Imagine a world where everything we make is inspired by the natural world. By supporting the Biomimicry Institute, you:

  • Help bring biomimicry education to more students
  • Accelerate the growth of nature-inspired startups
  • Increase the number of biological strategies and resources on AskNature.org and across our entire organization

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