Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

In partnership with Autodesk
Made possible by Arconic Foundation

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

We're gearing up to launch the next round of the Design Challenge soon.
In the mean time, register for our online course and start learning strategies for designing products for a circular, regenerative future. 

Get inspired by checking out the winning designs from Design Challenge IV here

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge engages designers and students to help design a sustainable future by applying Cradle to Cradle principles to envision innovative products that can remain in perpetual cycles of use and reuse. The program is presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Autodesk, and made possible by Arconic Foundation, both world leaders in leveraging design for growing a sustainable future. 


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

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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!

Get Inspired

Not sure how to get started? Autodesk has created a  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 with Autodesk tools!

Hear from Barent Roth, who educates his students on the importance of sustainable design to help address some of today’s most challenging issues.  Barent used Autodesk Fusion 360 to design BikeShare Helmet, Best Professional Project winner, which led to Barent introducing Fusion to his students.  Since doing so, he has seen an increase in engagement, time, and effort spent on their projects, resulting in higher quality, more refined design outputs.  Barent highlights Fusion’s reliability, accessibility, 3D modelling capabilities, and ease-of-use.


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