Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Just got this in my in-box. Looks like a worth design competition with a fresh angle, and some decent coin. Im in no way involved in the organization or competition, but thought i would pass it along to others here who may be interested.

R

Buckminster fuller Challenge

DESIGN REVOLUTION TO SOLVE WORLD’S MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS LAUNCHED
“If success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do… How would I be? What would I do?” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Each year a distinguished jury will award a single $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems in the shortest possible time while enhancing the Earth’s ecological integrity.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge seeks submissions of design science solutions within a broad range of human endeavor that exemplify the trimtab principle. Trimtabs demonstrate how small amounts of energy and resources precisely applied at the right time and place can produce maximum advantageous change.


Entries accepted September 4th — October 30th, 2007
This is a program of The Buckminster Fuller Institute.
Contact us at: challenge@bfi.org | 718 290 9283

http://challenge.bfi.org/

Richard, thanks for posting this one. It’s a good challenge for sure.