Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Designing for the Circular Economy
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The goal of this design challenge is to eliminate the concept of “waste” by designing products with materials that may be perpetually cycled to retain their value as nutrients to fuel growing global economies.

The challenge is sponsored by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Autodesk, in support of the design-led revolution. It is directly tied to the launch of a new online education program for product designers made possible by the Alcoa Foundation. The free, self-paced, on-line course provides strategies, tools, and examples of the Cradle to Cradle design principles leading to Cradle to Cradle Certified products.

This contest is open to design students and design professionals who have completed the on-line Cradle to Cradle Product Design program.

The deadline for the Product Design Challenge has passed.

Stay tuned for the next Product Design Challenge, due to launch this summer!

Next Steps:
 1.    Take the course
 2.    Read the submission requirements and Official Rules
 3.    Design something awesome