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2014 Challenge Cycle Opens February 14!

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is thrilled to announce the dates of the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Each year, BFI awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of an innovative design solution that holistically addresses some of humanity’s most pressing problems. BFI challenges the world’s scientists, designers, architects, activists, planners, artists, entrepreneurs and ecologists to imagine and implement strategies that address the biggest issues we face today.

About the Challenge: 2007-2017

Each year from 2007-2017, The Buckminster Fuller Institute invited scientists, entrepreneurs, planners, designers, architects, activists, artists, and students from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize was awarded annually to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.

Criteria

Winning the Fuller Challenge required more than a stand-alone innovation that focuses on one aspect of a system failure. The program sought for holistic strategies that demonstrated a clear grasp of the big-picture dynamics influencing successful interventions. Read more about the criteria that were put forth in the Call for Proposals from 2007-2017.

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