FIT’s Team AlgiKnit, winner of 2016’s Biodesign Challenge for its sustainable textile materials for the future, has been selected as a finalist in the National Geographic Chasing Genius Challenge. NatGeo selected 45 finalists from nearly 3,000 entries, and AlgiKnit scored among the highest across the four criteria — creative, innovative, viable, and inspiring.
Now they need your vote! Between today and September 15, help AlgiKnit win a Chasing Genius People’s Choice award by voting for the team’s initiative. You can vote once per day — here’s how:
- Visit http://www.natgeochasinggenius.com/video/156.
- After you sign into your CHASING GENIUS account (you can sign up if you don’t have one), click the yellow star to vote for AlgiKnit.
The AlgiKnit project is also currently being reviewed by a judging panel as one of 15 finalists in the Sustainable Planet category. On September 16, NatGeo will announce three winners, one in each Chasing Genius category — Sustainable Planet, Global Health, and Feeding 9 Billion — who will win $25,000. Meanwhile, your daily vote will help AlgiKnit win the fourth and final $25,000 category — the People’s Choice award.