UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger

  • Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

  • Goal 12: Responsible Production & Consumption

2016 Global Design Challenge Finalist

This design concept was developed by participants in the Institute’s Global Design Challenge. The descriptions below are from the team’s competition entry materials.

Location: Italy, Costa Rica, Colombia
Team members: Felipe Hernandez Villa Roel, Alessandro Grampa

Image of multi-level hexagonal growing system
Image: Project Team / Hexagro / Copyright © - All rights reserved

Innovation Details

Team Hexagro has created a “groundless” growing system that gives people the opportunity to grow healthy food on a small footprint. Hydroponic systems often use synthetic materials and tend to work as closed systems. In comparison, Hexagro is made of recyclable, biodegradable materials and has a unique, hexagonal shape that was inspired by geometric patterns found in nature.  hexagro.io