Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

In partnership with Autodesk
and Alcoa Foundation

Design Challenge III

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 open to design students and professionals who have completed the free, self-paced, online course - Designing Cradle to Cradle Product for the Circular Economy - which provides strategies, tools, and examples of applying Cradle to Cradle design principles in action.

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 and using their simple, free design tool, Fusion 360.