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Overview and Impact

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that invites people around the world to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide.

By applying nature’s design principles, we can create solutions that help support a healthy planet. The goals of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is to empower people to do so, to build an artery of sustainable innovation inspired by nature, and to help bring more biomimetic solutions to market. Every two years, the Biomimicry Institute selects a key sustainability issue as the broad theme and focus for the Global Challenge and provides innovators with the tools and support they need to pursue elegant, nature-inspired solutions.

The theme of the Challenge for 2016-17 is Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Reversal.

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.

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