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Ray of Hope Prize 2020

May 13 - May 20 | Atlanta, GA, USA
The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

About this Program

Calling all nature-inspired innovators! Do you have a product, service, or technology that helps create a sustainable, resilient future?

The Ray of Hope Prize® is a $100,000 prize competition looking for the top nature-inspired startups each year. Apply now and join the entrepreneurs that are building successful biomimicry businesses, accelerating the development and commercialization of biomimicry innovations, and becoming the next generation of sustainability entrepreneurs.

In addition to the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize, selected finalists will enter into a virtual and in-person Biomimicry Bootcamp. There, finalists will receive mentorship from world-class pitch coaches and biomimicry experts, while being exposed to major media publications and opportunities.

Visit for more details and information about the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize competition.


Over the course of millions of years, nature has evolved strategies to address many of the challenges humans face today. By looking to nature for inspiration, innovators from all sectors are bringing incredible new technologies to life and to market.

The Biomimicry Institute educates individuals in the biomimicry design process, trains and supports startups that leverage biomimetic technologies, and celebrates biomimicry successes through wide-reaching multimedia campaigns.


The Ray of Hope Prize is supported by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.


Aerospace, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemicals and Chemical Products, Clean Technology + 18 more