Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

In partnership with Autodesk
and Alcoa Foundation

Announcing the Winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge!

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, 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. 

We are proud to announce the winners of Design Challenge III, in partnership with Autodesk and Alcoa Foundation, both world leaders in leveraging design for a sustainable future. Read about the winners here!

The next Design Challenge will open for submissions in September 2016 for design professionals and students who have complete 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. Start your learning journey today!

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  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, winner of Design Challenge II, on how using this innovative tool helped him design BikeShare Helmet, and transformed his experience of 3D design: