It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams
Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog
It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.
Their designs range from new methods for keeping nutrients in the soil, to less costly and more accessible aquaponic growing systems and solar stills, to edible insect-catching devices, to more sustainable ways of growing plants indoors or on balconies and more. The common factor? All of these concepts are trying to solve pervasive problems in our food system by mimicking living organisms.