Quoting from the Buckminster Fuller Institute website:
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.
Buckminster Fuller Institute: www.bfi.org
Buckminster Fuller Challenge website: http://challenge.bfi.org/