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Using Nature’s Design Principles to Feed Nine Billion

Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator

Submitted by: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Technology

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 – 11:15 AM EST

 

ATLANTA, Ga., Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.

The Biomimicry Institute’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation , asks participants to tackle any aspect of the food system that could be improved by looking to nature for design guidance. In the first year of this Challenge, the focus is on key food and agriculture issues like waste, packaging, agricultural pest management, food distribution, energy use, and other solutions.

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Resources

Biomimicry - A Growing Movement in the Marketplace
Gastrognomes Blog: Good Food Jobs

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Commits $1.5 Million Towards Crowdsourcing Nature Inspired Innovation
Janine Benyus to Appear at SXSW Eco as Featured Speaker

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Bennett Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Phone: 770-317-5858
Erin Connelly Biomimicry Institute
Phone: 415-800-1407

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation

 

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