BORN GLOBAL & BOSTON UNIVERSITY
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The winners of the 2020 Co-opetition have been announced. Scroll down for more details!
The Born Global Foundation, in partnership with the Boston University College of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Energy, is hosting the 2nd annual Born Global Foundation Coopetition for Innovation in Sustainability.
The coopetition is open to all Boston University students - both at the undergraduate and graduate level - and submissions must come from interdisciplinary teams spanning the different colleges at BU.
Teams are challenged to design a solution addressing one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and will be encouraged to integrate biomimicry methodology into their projects.
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The coopetition will be divided into four 6-week phases. In the Scope phase, participants will have the chance to learn more about Biomimicry and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Discover phase will focus on team formation and teams will begin the problem definition process. In third phase, Create, is where solution ideation takes place. Finally, in the Evaluate phase, teams will incorporate feedback and prepare for communicating their ideas
Biomimicry and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 2 - Jan 25*
Feb 22 - Mar 22
Wrap Up and Results
Team Formation and Problem Definition
Feedback and Communication
Mar 22 - Apr 19
*Jan 25 = Application Deadline
Jan 25 - Feb 22
BORN GLOBAL PATHWAY
This coopetition will serve as one part of the Born Global Pathway. Participants will also have the chance to complete a summer internship with Born Global, which will be followed by fall implementation projects. In the future, there is also an opportunity to gain experience and employment with Born Global LLC.
BORN GLOBAL LLC
This year's co-opetition ended with exciting designs and ideas with great potential for sustainability innovation. Congratulations to the following 3 teams and all participating contestants!
“Fog Harvesting for Sustainable Water Management in Low-Resource Communities” was the proposal of John Loftus (ME’21), Kairav Maniar (BME’21), and Jessica Schueler (SAR’21).
“The Artificial Leaf"
Julia Hua (ENG’24), Sunni Lin (ENG’24), and Miku Makino (CAS’24)
Michelle Lin (ME’21), Charles McGinn (ME’23), and Anastasiia Sviridenko (QST’21)
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