The Biomimicry Institute is equipping a new generation of startup innovators to address critical issues of our time by looking to nature to design solutions that give more than they take.

Biomimicry Launchpad

Biomimicry Launchpad teams have all been selected as finalists in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The Launchpad program provides nature-inspired innovators and early-stage biomimicry projects with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to turn their project into a successful biomimicry startup. The Biomimicry Launchpad accelerates the development and commercialization of biomimicry startup innovations and helps support the next generation of sustainability entrepreneurs.

Ray of Hope Prize Competition

The Ray of Hope Prize® is a $100,000 prize competition that provides top biomimicry startups with connections, media exposure, and funding to accelerate their path to commercial success.

Nature has evolved strategies to address many of the challenges humans face today. By looking to nature for inspiration, innovators from all sectors are bringing incredible new technologies to life and to market. Learn more about how to join entrepreneurs that are building successful biomimicry businesses, accelerating the development and commercialization of biomimicry startup innovations, and becoming the next generation of sustainability entrepreneurs.

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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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