Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

In partnership with Autodesk
and Alcoa Foundation

Design Challenge III Submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:59 PST !!

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge aims to engage and inspire designers and students to help design a sustainable future. In a world of limited resources, there is both challenge and great opportunity in eliminating the concept of “waste” and growing the circular economy. Designers have an essential role to play in envisioning products that are composed of sustainable and perpetually-cyclable materials, which can retain value as nutrients to fuel growing global economies. 

Following two successful rounds in 2015, we are proud to present Design Challenge III in partnership with Autodesk and Alcoa Foundation, both world leaders in leveraging design for a sustainable future.

Design Challenge III is now open through May 3rd for design students and professionals who have completed the free, self-paced, online course - Designing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products for the Circular Economy - which provides strategies, tools, and examples of applying Cradle to Cradle® design principles in action.

Learn more below and start your learning journey now!

Get Info

Find details about the Online Course, official rules for the Design Challenge, and how to integrate these resources into the classroom curriculum.

Get Started

Get practical product design strategies to create Cradle to Cradle 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 up to $6,000 and a full pass to Autodesk University!

Get Inspired

Not sure how to get started? Autodesk has created a new module to help you think about ideation. Log onto the online course to watch it!

Start your design process with Autodesk Fusion 360™, a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE platform for product development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package. The tools in Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset!

Start designing a sustainable future!