October 20, 2017
6:15pm – 9:15pm

Autodesk Atrium
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 (Map)

$30 ($20 student price)

Questions? Please email: challenge@biomimicry.org.

A night to celebrate biomimicry innovation

Join us for the second annual Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Pitch Event and Technology Showcase!

Come out and celebrate budding nature-inspired entrepreneurs at the 2017 Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase. At this event, the six 2016-17 Biomimicry Accelerator teams will take the stage to pitch their nature-inspired innovations to a VIP panel. Then, join us for food, drinks, and good conversation as the teams showcase their prototypes. Don’t miss seeing nature-inspired innovation in action!

VIP Panel

Ibrahim AlHusseini

Ibrahim AlHusseini

Managing Member The Husseini Group | FullCycle Energy LP

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus

Co-founder, Biomimicry Institute, Biomimicry 3.8

Lynelle Cameron

Lynelle Cameron

President and CEO, Autodesk Foundation

Joel Makower

Joel Makower

Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc.

Robert Suarez

Robert Suarez

Managing Director, Innovation and Design, Singularity University

Photos by Stefanie Atkinson Schwartz

The Biomimicry Accelerator

Each year the most promising teams in the open category of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge are invited to participate in the Biomimicry Accelerator. After the year-long program, one team will be awarded the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, endowed by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, to bring their nature-inspired innovation to market.

Photo: Hardy Wilson, Bioneers

Keystone Sponsor

Event Partners and Sponsors

Join us at Bioneers for the 2017 Ray of Hope Prize® announcement!

Each fall, Bioneers is a powerful celebration of the visionary ideas, leaders, and change-makers that push us to rethink what’s possible. Join us this year as the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s John Lanier takes the stage on Saturday, October 21, to award the 2017 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® to one of six teams in the Biomimicry Accelerator.

Register with the code BIOMIMICRY and save 15%!

Note: The Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase and Bioneers are independently organized events. If you plan to attend both events, you must register separately for each of them.

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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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