Check out the video of Eben Bayer, CEO of 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative speaking recently on a panel about renewable energy at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is thrilled to announce the dates of the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Each year, BFI awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of an innovative design solution that holistically addresses some of humanity’s most pressing problems. BFI challenges the world’s scientists, designers, architects, activists, planners, artists, entrepreneurs and ecologists to imagine and implement strategies that address the biggest issues we face today.
The Fuller Challenge offers more than a single financial award. In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, BFI leverages further resources for finalists and semi-finalists through relationships with our sponsors, partners and networks.
Each year, a $100,000 cash prize is awarded to support the ongoing development and implementation of one outstanding design solution. The winning individual or team receives round trip airfare and accommodations to a conferring ceremony in New York City as well as the prestigious OmniOculi award sculpture created for The Fuller Challenge by artist Tom Shannon.
Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute invites scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.
Applications for the 2014 Fuller Challenge are now open! Apply here!
Winning the Fuller Challenge requires more than a stand-alone innovation that focuses on one aspect of a system failure. BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of the big-picture dynamics influencing successful interventions.