Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 Biomimicry Student Design Challenge

The 2011 Biomimicry Student Design Challenge is open to any student worldwide enrolled in a university degree program. The challenge is to use biomimicry to design a solution that results in more efficient energy utilization and ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions, ideally in your local environment. Teams must include at least two individuals and interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.

This challenge also has a training component. Because most students are not trained in biomimicry, we’ll provide videos, lectures, access to Biologists at the Design Table, and other resources to help you apply biomimicry to your design process. Because of this training component and our desire to receive truly biomimetic submissions, each team will be required to pay a $25 registration fee. We’ll provide the training and tools; you’ll get an introduction to biomimicry, provide the solutions, and have the chance to win $5,000.

Read more at the Biomimicry Institute website.