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THE BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE IDEA INDEX
http://challenge.bfi.org/ideaindex
“Welcome to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Idea Index, a database of
entries submitted to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. We offer this
Idea Index as a source of inspiration and hope, as a trimtab in
itself. The goal of the Idea Index is to catalyze and facilitate the
support needed to implement truly comprehensive solutions. Every
individual or team entered in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge is
given the choice to ‘opt-in’ to the Index following the conclusion of
the selection process. 159 individuals or teams have participated in
the launch of the Idea Index with solutions tackling problems ranging
from the energy crisis, hunger, transportation, housing, and
everything in between. To ease the search process, projects have been
sorted by topic and selection status. Featured projects will be
rotated frequently.

We encourage you to share your knowledge and resources with the
projects included in the Idea Index. We have provided tools to allow
you to contact the individual or team who submitted each project via
email (or if you prefer, to contact BFI about the project). To do so,
simply create a user account, log in, and click the appropriate
“Contact” link in the gray box on the right side of your screen when
viewing a project.”

WINNER
http://challenge.bfi.org/solutions/all/1
SEMI-FINALISTS
http://challenge.bfi.org/solutions/all/2
FINALISTS
http://challenge.bfi.org/solutions/all/3
ALL ENTRIES
http://challenge.bfi.org/solutions/
http://challenge.bfi.org/solutions/all/4

Entry Criteria
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.

Solutions should be:
* Comprehensive – a clear demonstration of holistic systems
thinking.
* Anticipatory – projectively tracking critical trends and needs;
identifying and assessing long term consequences of proposed
solutions.
* Ecologically responsible – reflective and supportive of nature’s
underlying processes, patterns and principles.
* Verifiable – able to withstand rigorous empirical testing.
* Replicable – capable of being readily undertaken by others.
* Achievable – likely to be implemented successfully and broadly
adopted.

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