Articles about Biomimicry

Climate Change-Resilient Corals Grow Up to 50x Faster Using This Natural Healing Process

Coral Vita grows climate change-resilient corals up to 50 times faster than in nature and restores dying reefs around the world.

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Bright Idea: This Natural Glow Stick Doesn’t Pollute

Lux Bio invented an alternative to the toxic plastic wands that litter landfills and oceans.

Lux Bio, one of the 2023 Ray of Hope Finalists, was recently featured for their compostable glow sticks, which help keep toxic trash out of landfills and oceans.

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Brightening Our Corner

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently published its May newsletter, featuring stories from the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Drawdown Georgia, The Ray, The Biomimicry Institute and more.

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Ray of Hope Finalist, Cellugy, raises €4,9M to replace petrochemicals in personal care products

2023 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Cellugy has raised €4,9M to replace petrochemicals in personal care products.

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New Self-healing Composite Material Boosts the Circular Economy

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Plant-based pigment developer Sparxell secures 3.2 million dollar funding

Sparxell was the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize Winner

UK manufacturer of plant-based pigments Sparxell has announced the closing of a 3.2 million dollar funding round which it said it would use to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of its products.

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New Pollination Devices Inspired by Bees Increase Crop Yield

Introducing BloomX

Inspired by honeybee and other pollinator strategies, BloomX's products increase crop yields while reducing the unsustainable farming practice of shipping billions of bees around the country each growing season.

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Evolving Ray of Hope from a Prize to an Accelerator

By: Jared Yarnall-Schane

The Ray of Hope Prize is now the Ray of Hope Accelerator

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CELLUGY: A nature-inspired alternative to microplastics

Unleashing the potential of biofabricated cellulose

Presenting CELLUGY, one of the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize Finalists. Unleashing the potential of biofabricated cellulose

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Biomimicry Institute Opens Applications For Fifth Ray of Hope Accelerator Cohort Class

2024 Cohorts Will Join 39 Graduate Startups Already Working to Address the World’s Largest Environmental and Social Challenges through Nature-Inspired Solutions

Biomimicry Institute, a not-for-profit organization co-founded by Janine Benyus in 2005 to empower nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet, today opens applications for its 2024 Ray of Hope Accelerator. This unique founder-focused program aims to propel nature-inspired startups towards marketplace growth with robust training, networking opportunities, and $15,000 in non-dilutive funding. Applications are due May 3, 2024.

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