Inspiring a Sustainable Future

No Cost to Enter Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is accepting entries—at no cost—through Dec. 1, 2016 for the latest Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The Institute is presenting the challenge series in partnership with Autodesk and with support from Alcoa Foundation. This is the fourth in a series of six global design challenges through the end of 2017.

Designers and students worldwide are invited to submit designs for innovative, sustainable products developed with Cradle to Cradle principles in mind.

There is no entry fee for the Challenge. To be eligible, participants must complete a free, two-hour, online course—Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products for the Circular Economy—then enter any of four categories: Best Professional Project; Best Professional Project; Best Use of Aluminum; and Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 Software.

A panel of designers, sustainability professionals and industry leaders will determine the winning entries, which will be announced January 2017, each earning US $2,000.

Three IDSA members were among the top winners in the third Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, which aims to engage and inspire a sustainable future by applying principles to the design of materials and products that can remain in perpetual cycles of use and reuse. More than 230 designers from 30 countries have participated so far in the challenges.

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, based in San Francisco and Amsterdam, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to turn the making of things into a positive force for people, the economy and the planet. Follow @C2CCertified on Twitter and Instagram.