Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

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Made possible by Arconic Foundation

Design Challenge Prizes & Recognition

NEW for Design Challenge V:

William McDonough, co-founder of Cradle to Cradle®, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance, will provide expert critique and commentary to the winners of each of the FIVE prize categories. 

Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material

Best Professional Project

Best Student Project 

Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360
For a Design Professional: One full pass to Autodesk University 2017
For a Student: $2,000

This prize will be awarded to the best use of sustainable design capabilities in Fusion 360, such as lightweighting, shape optimization or durability. 
Fusion 360™ is 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. 

Best Use of Aluminum

This prize celebrates the value of using aluminum in the product design cycle. Aluminum can be 100% recycled and used repeatedly, with no loss in quality. The process for extraction also requires fewer resources to recycle aluminum from aluminum over aluminum from ore. This prize awards the designer who seeks to optimize its use for the cirular economy.

Previous winners were recognized and featured in the media, including: 


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