Beth Rattner and John Anderson Lanier: Ray of hope prize

Biomimicry accelerates the kinds of breakthroughs we need to achieve a circular economy. But getting those breakthroughs all the way from concept to commercialization is a difficult journey. That’s why, with the help of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the Biomimicry Institute created the Biomimicry Launchpad, an accelerator that supports biomimicry entrepreneurs as they take early-stage, nature-inspired solutions to market, deploying the circular, regenerative solutions we need right now.

Seven international teams have spent the past year working with experts and mentors to bring their biomimicry innovations closer to market. These teams take the stage at Circularity 19 to find out who will win the world’s premiere biomimicry design award, the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. A $25,000 second prize from an anonymous donor is also awarded.