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.

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At the Biomimicry Institute, we are the bridge between
biology and design, advancing the adoption of nature-inspired
strategies to help solve the most pressing problems of our time.


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)

Protected: Meet the Newest Young Innovators in Biomimicry

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The Transition

The Biomimicry Institute’s Executive Director, Beth Rattner, writes about the Institute’s transition into a new Executive Director.

Biomimicry Finding Success in Deep Tech

3 Ray of Hope Prize Alumni Win Big at the Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Global Summit.

Why Startups with the Right Sustainability Data are Poised to Thrive

Navigating the landscape of sustainable reporting frameworks is not easy or affordable for most startups. Instead, they need to focus on being lean and flexible to survive the early stages while striving for an ambitious impact-focused mission. However, some recent news from the White House and UN make us believe that startups that are prepared with the right sustainability data will thrive with a unique value proposition.

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

Tap into nature: