Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Designing for the Circular Economy
In partnership with Autodesk ®


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.

Get Info

Find details about the course, official rules  for the Challenge, and how to integrate the course and challenge into the classroom.

Get Started

Get practical product design strategies to create Cradle to Cradle Certified products that support the circular economy with this FREE web-based education program.

Get Creative

Design something to eliminate the concept of “waste” and have a chance to win $6,000.

Get Inspired

Not sure how to get started? Autodesk has created a new module to help you think about ideation and using their simple, free design tool, Fusion 360.