Biomimicry

Biomimicry takes its design cues from the natural world, and encompasses green materials, product innovation, and designing for systems.

Ask Nature

Life on earth presents elegant solutions to many of the challenges that designers and innovators face every day. Explore AskNature to find biological strategies, inspired ideas, and resources relative to your own innovation challenges, so you can begin to emulate the time-tested forms, processes, and systems that already thrive in balance with Earth’s complex systems.

https://asknature.org/

Biomimicry Institute

The Institute's goal today is for biomimicry to become a natural part of the design process. They accomplish this by tackling one massive sustainability problem at a time through their Design Challenges platform, mobilizing tens of thousands of practitioners with the support of the Global Biomimicry Network to solve the challenge, and then providing those practitioners with AskNature as a tool to begin the solution process. They anticipate dozens of new biomimetic innovations will result, creating a healthier world for all.

Learn more at https://biomimicry.org

Janine Benyus

The founder of Biomimicry Institute, Janine is a biologist, author, innovation consultant, and self proclaimed “nature nerd.” She may not have coined the term biomimicry, but she certainly popularized it in her 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Watch her presentations about Biomimicry below:
TED Talk I
TED Talk II

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