Biomimicry Student Design Challenge

Transportation connects us all.

Whether it’s simply getting from home to work or using products shipped over distances near and far, in every region of the world transportation impacts our daily lives.



At first glance, transportation may simply appear to be about the movement of people and goods. But looking deeper, it’s also closely linked to equality, access to healthy food and good schools, and wildlife impacts, for example.

As the mobility demands of people and freight have grown, so too has the need for products, systems, and services that will make the transportation sector more life-friendly, for both people and the planet.

Can biomimicry help us address the deeper needs around transportation? Let’s find out!


Registration has now closed

198 teams from around the world have registered for the 2013-14 Challenge.
Finalists and Winners will be announced in May.

Need more information?
Learn more about the Challenge, this year’s transportation theme, or read the Rules & Eligibility.


Fun news!

Core77 recently published a series of articles by past SDC participant, Stefanie Koehler, in which she describes her experience applying biomimicry to the practice of sustainable design. Check it out here.