Operation Hope - Permanent water and food security for Africa's impoverished millions
Allan Savory on behalf of Africa Centre for Holistic Management Trustees and staff
Barefoot Women Solar Engineers of Africa, Asia and Latin America
Bunker Roy of The Barefoot College, Tilonia, Rajasthan, India
A Call to Farm : FarmShare
Martin Felsen + Sarah Dunn
Living Building Challenge
Jason F. McLennan and Eden Brukman
Martin Buchholz, Inventor and Initiator of Watergy
|カテゴリ||アワード / 学生が参加できるコンペ / コンペ結果|
|タイプ||International, Award, Open, Anonymous|
|登録締切日||30 October 2009 GoogleCal iCal|
|提出締切日||30 October 2009 (via Online)|
|応募資格||18 years of age or older|
Winning the Buckminster Fuller Challenge will require more than a great stand-alone innovation. If for example, your solution emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool, technology, or any combination, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy dealing with key social, economic, environmental, policy and cultural issues.
The winning solution should exemplify the trimtab principle. Trimtabs are small steering devices used on ships and airplanes which demonstrate how relatively small amounts of leverage, energy, and resources strategically applied at the right time and place can produce maximum advantageous change.
Entrants must put forward a bold, visionary, tangible initiative that is focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Proposed solutions must represent a preferred state model – one that aims to optimize conditions from inception in order to create the most desirable, sustainable, future outcome. Entries should be regionally specific yet globally applicable, and backed up by a solid plan and the capability to move the solution forward.
Entries must be:
Comprehensive – applies a whole systems approach to all facets of the design and development process; aims to simultaneously address multiple goals, requirements, conditions and issues
Anticipatory – factoring in critical future trends and needs as well as projected impacts of implementation in the short and long term
Ecologically Responsible - reflecting nature's underlying principles while enhancing the Earth’s life-support systems
Feasible – relying on current know-how, technology and existing resources
Verifiable – able to withstand rigorous empirical testing
Replicable – able to scale and adapt to a broad range of conditions
To be announced
The winner (individual or team) will receive a $100,000 cash prize to support the on-going development and implementation of their winning solution.
A discounted entry fee of $50 is available for students, academics (employees at a university or research institution), people entering on behalf of a registered non-profit, and financially contributing members of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute