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10th Anniversary of the Fuller Challenge Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brooklyn, NY – January 6, 2017 – The 2017 Fuller Challenge cycle dates have been announced. Applications will be accepted starting January 13th, 2017. A $100,000 prize will be awarded to support the development and implementation of one winning strategy. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary and first phase of this prestigious, internationally recognized prize program.

From the RFP: “Previous awards include: top-soil remediation to ocean habitat restoration to old growth forest conservation; from smart grid enabled urban transportation to new standards for the built environment to coastal storm water mitigation in densely populated regions; and from addressing the crises facing the fishing industry and their communities to revolutionizing the materials industry with mycelium!”

BFI looks for visionary whole-systems solutions that demonstrate both a clear grasp of the “big picture” and a focus on a well-defined need of critical importance. If, for example, your solution emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool, or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental, and economic factors.

In addition to the winning strategies, over the last decade, the program has recognized 40 finalists and 140 semifinalists, and has brought additional funding, investment, mentor-ship, pro-bono services, etc — to more than 200 projects through its Catalyst Program. “

Please inform the Division of Research if you plan on submitting to this proposal.