2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
BIOMIMICRY
DESIGN DARE CHALLENGE

4TH ANNUAL CHALLENGE WILL BE APRIL 20, 2019

THE CHALLENGE

WORKSHOP GEARED TO SPECIFIC DESIGN GENRES DELIVERED AS INSPIRATIONAL EDUTAINMENT TO IGNITE AN AH-HA SPARK TO INVENT AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO A CURRENT OR FUTURE CHALLENGE BY UTILIZING THE CONCEPTS OF BIOMIMCRY. MM-O-DD’S VOLUNTEER ENCOURAGEMENT COACHES MENTOR THE PARTICIPATES.

THE SUBMISSION

THE SINGLE PAGE NARRATIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE ILLUSTRATION IS SCANNED AND BECOMES PART OF THE MM-O-DD ARCHIVES. THE DESIGN CREATOR HOLDS THE ORIGINAL 

BRAGGING RIGHTS!

KUDOS TO YOU. YOUR INVENTIONS MANY BE FEATURED ON THE MM-O-DD WEBSITE.

IN 2016, MM-O-DD LAUNCHED THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN DARE CHALLENGE PROGRAMMING. THE FIRST YEAR , WAS A COMPETITION WON BY A  14 YEAR OLD PERSON (SHE) WHO DESIGNED A MEDICAL DEVICE INSPIRED BY THE HUMAN CELL.  IN 2017 THE PLATFORM OPENED UP TO A CHALLENGE AND OVER 29 PEOPLE OF ALL AGES PARTICIPATED. ORGANICALLY MM-O-DD BECAME A MULTI-GENERATIONAL PLATFORM. IN 2018, THE ADDITION OF A  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS ADDED TO THE SUBMISSION.  THE GOAL IS TO ONCE AGAIN DOUBLE THE ENGAGEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY. THE OUTCOME WAS 150 SUBMISSIONS.

 

SPONSORS

2019

PRESENTING SPONSOR

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

PLATNIUM  SPONSOR

NATURE COMES STANDARD

SILVER SPONSOR

UNILAND CORPORATION

CIVIC COLLABORATIVES

BIOMIMICRY DETROIT

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER

SHEDWATER LLC

2018

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

NATURE COMES STANDARD LLC

BIOMIMICRY DETROIT

BUILD INSTITUTE

 

FOUNDING SPONSOR
HONORING THE MEMORY OF
DR. ROBERT AND ACHILLES JONES
HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY AND SHE A BIOLOGY TEACHER WITHIN THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 30 YEARS.

 

BIOMIMICRY SUBMISSIONS

Design sustainable solutions from natures systems and function.

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DID YOU KNOW INTRAPRENEURS ARE

INDIVIDUALS HAVE MADE A CASE FOR CREATING SOCIAL VALUE WITHIN ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDED ACTIONABLE STEPS FOR MAKING THE CASE FOR AND INITIATING NEW PROGRAMS AROUND SOCIAL CHANGE WITHIN ESTABLISHED COMPANIES. 


BIOMIMICRY

Looking at the Systems and Functions in Nature for Sustainable and Regenerative Design Solutions.

For the last 5 years, MM-O-DD has brought Biomimicry to the Detroit Design Scene.

Thank You!

Sponsors

Michigan Science Center

Nature Comes Standard

Uniland Corporation

Arrow Office Supply

Outdoor Adventure center

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SUBMISSION

QUIET SHOE MIMICS OWL FLIGHT CAPABILITIES 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

EIGHT YEAR OLD

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SUBMISSION

UNDERWATER-TRAVEL MIMICS LOON CAPABILITIES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

FORTY YEAR OLD ENGINEER

SUBMISSION

BIOMIMICRY APPLIED TO A TINY HOUSE

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

A FIFTY-THREE YEAR OLD

PARTICIPATED WITH GRANDCHILDREN

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SUBMISSION

BIOMIMICRY AND SUSTAINABILITY

WROTE INTERESTED IN ARCHITECTURE

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

AN EIGHT YEAR OLD

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SUBMISSION

BIOMIMICRY LOOKS AT LOON ABILITIES  

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

TWENTY SIX YEAR OLD

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SUBMISSION

BIOMIMICRY THINKING ENGAGED TO LOOK AT A FROG FOR INSPIRATION TO MIMIC AND DEVELOP WATER-PROOF SHOES

 

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