Commitment to Action

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Commitment by

Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Inc.

In 2014, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation committed to supporting and instituting the Ray C. Anderson Ray of Hope Prize for ingenuity in biomimetic design, an approach that mimics nature and natural processes in order to solve human problems and needs. Building off of the Biomimicry Institute's design competition, the Ray C. Anderson prize is intended to generate new and innovative solutions to environmental challenges and to foster new businesses capable of implementing those solutions. Over the course of the four year commitment, applications will be solicited from across the globe, finalists will be invited to enter into a prototype phase, and then the Foundation will award one team with a cash prize.





Biomimicry Global Design Challenge



Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America

Commitment by

Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Biomimicry Institute,, The Food Business School, David Oakey Designs, Culinary Institute of America