2013 Fuller Challenge Runner Up Échale a Tu Casa has been recognized as one of the “Best for the World” companies by B Corp. This recognition celebrates Échale’s overall social and environmental impact as the third highest scorer in B Corp’s pool of 987 total businesses in 32 countries and 60 industries, all working to use business as a force for good.
While putting together your application, it would be helpful to keep in mind the following criteria for the Challenge, as well as the questions for this year’s cycle, as listed here.
One month left to enter the Challenge!
Check out the video of Eben Bayer, CEO of 2013 Fuller Challenge winners Ecovative speaking recently on a panel about renewable energy at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia.
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Fuller Challenge! Answer the call of Buckminster Fuller: "make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
BFI is pleased to announce that Fuller Challenge sponsor, Interface, Inc., will award $25,000 plus six months of incubation support to 2013 Challenge finalist, Waterbank Schools.
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.
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.
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.