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CO-OPETITIONS

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BORN GLOBAL & BOSTON UNIVERSITY 

COOPETITION

FOR

SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION

2020

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The winners of the 2020 Co-opetition have been announced. Scroll down for more details!

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OVERVIEW

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. 

TIMELINE

For more information on our introduction to biomimicry, click here

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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

SCOPE

Biomimicry and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 2 - Jan 25*

CREATE

Solution Ideation

Feb 22 - Mar 22

CONCLUSION

Wrap Up and Results

April 30

DISCOVER

Team Formation and Problem Definition

EVALUATE

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.

COOPETITION

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

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FALL IMPLEMENTATION

BORN GLOBAL LLC

2020 Results

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!

1st Place

The "Bio-Tower"

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“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).

2nd Place

“The Artificial Leaf"

Julia Hua (ENG’24), Sunni Lin (ENG’24), and Miku Makino (CAS’24)

3rd Place

“Flumenergy"

Michelle Lin (ME’21), Charles McGinn (ME’23), and Anastasiia Sviridenko (QST’21)

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