Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

In partnership with Autodesk
Made possible by Arconic Foundation


We're thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the sixth and final Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. Find out more here

About the Challenge:
Designers have a critical role to play by envisioning products made with safe materials that can be perpetually cycled, and that eliminate the concept of "waste". The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge enables current, emerging, and future designers to learn and apply critical strategies for envisioning products for the circular economy, powered by Cradle to Cradle Certified™.

Entries for DC6 are invited across four categories:

  • Best Overall Project 
  • Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material
  • Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 
  • Best Use of Aluminum

Step 1: Register for our online course to learn principles, strategies, and real world examples for designing products for a circular, regenerative future.

Step 2: Explore the materials in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Registry, learn how Autodesk Fusion 360 can power your sustainable design practice, engage with leading innovative C2C Certified brands, and find tips for taking your circular design to the next level. Get more information and inspiration here

Step 3: Develop an innovative product and product system that incorporate regenerative principles and strategies, and use safe materials that can be perpetually cycled. Find out more here.

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.

Have questions? Contact [email protected] for assistance.  

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Find out about even more resources to help you take your design to the next level!
Explore the materials in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Registry, learn how Autodesk Fusion 360 can power sustainable design, engage with leading innovative C2C Certified brands, and find methods to help you explore circular product systems and business models.

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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.

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Design something to eliminate the concept of “waste” and have a chance to win up to $8,000!

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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.


Have questions? Contact [email protected] for assistance!