Buckminster Fuller Institute Challenge 2016: Submit Innovative Solutions to Humanity’s Pressing Problems

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Deadline: 1 March 2016

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is inviting scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to participate in BFI Challenge 2016 and to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems.Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems. Fuller’s ideas and work continue to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a sustainable planet.BFI has served the international network of Fuller-inspired innovators through the maintenance of a comprehensive Information Clearing house on R.B Fuller, including a detailed inventory of the practices and principles informing Fuller’s approach to design innovation.
A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.

Selection Criteria
Entries must meet the following criteria:

Visionary– put forth an original idea or synthesize existing ideas into a new strategy that creatively addresses a critical need

Comprehensive– apply a whole-systems approach to all facets of the design and development process; aim to simultaneously address multiple goals, requirements and condition

Anticipatory– factor in critical future trends and needs as well as the projected impacts of implementation in the short and long term

Ecologically Responsible– reflect nature’s underlying principles while enhancing the Earth’s life support systems

Feasible– demonstrate the solution is possible; rely on existing technology; have a solid team capable of implementing the project

Verifiable– able to withstand rigorous empirical testing; claims made must be authentic

Replicable– able to scale and be adapted to similar conditions elsewhere

Eligibility Criteria
Citizens from all over the world are eligible to apply.
Challenge requires more than a stand-alone idea or innovation that focuses on one aspect of a system failure. 

How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website. For more information, please visit
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