Biomimicry Design Challenge 2019

This year’s contestants were faced with an extra difficult assignment. Not only was the ecological or biomimetic content and business readiness evaluated by the judges, there was also serious attention to the social dimension through the incorporation of the UN Social Development Goals in the different designs.



Sometimes you see an old technique being repackaged as something new. Sometimes you see an old technique and you can make drastic improvements in performance by adding knowledge from biology. In this innovation proposal you’ll see how we can improve the pyrolysis process drastically.

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Filtering fine dust is necessary in a carbon based energy system. To immediately stop with these fuels that emit the dust is more easily said then done. Pranavayu recognizes that people first have to be healthy and a bit more secure about their future before they want to engage in change. And this is what Pranavayu focuses on: providing Tuk-Tuk drivers in heavily polluted cities like Mumbai, India with a bio-inspired filter that will allow them to earn a bit more in 3 ways.

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We Wei – Learning From Nature

Development economics states there are basically two measures that you can take to develop a country. Redistribution of the means of production and education. We Wei wants to collaborate with teachers, students and education institutes to transfer knowledge about bio-inspired design and innovation that fits local contexts.

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The Bottlebricks team paid serious attention to the social dimension, but they even departed from there. Using a humanitarian value, they derived at a bioinspired design that would enable refugees to improve their housing conditions and take a small part of their fate into their own hands. Besides the promotion of circular or recycle solutions we hope this idea becomes reality that leads to a bit of empowerment.

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