biomimicry

The Business of Biomimicry

Biomimicry is the examination of nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements to emulate or take inspiration from in order to solve human problems. From product design to business processes, biomimicry is an increasingly popular and effective technique.

Read on to hear about how business and designers are using biomimicry.

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Biomimicry: Mining Nature for Ideas

March 3 marks the launch of ASU’s new Biomimicry Center, established in partnership with Montana-based Biomimicry 3.8, and co-directed by Prasad Boradkar. In…
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Radical Transformation in Business and Beyond

The indigenous elders of Peru explain the complete cycle of humanity as going through three movements: time of creation, time of conservation and…
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Startup Uses Biomimicry to Create High-Performance Metal Alloys

Used widely in nature, lamination – the deposition of fine layers of materials on top of one another – has long been known…
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The Future of Business: From Mechanical to Natural

This shift in management thinking to a more emergent, collaborative, relational logic is the most profound challenge facing organizations today.
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A Metamorphosis in Our Midst

Economic and cultural shifts are metamorphosing our prevalent paradigm into something as different in look and feel as a butterfly is from a…
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Embracing Natural Wisdom in a Volatile World

Organizations must redesign for resilience in order to flourish in the volatile times ahead.
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The Illusion of Separation from Nature

This sense of separateness corrupts our basic need for intimate relationships. Enter the ethical and ecological corruption in our midst.
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Creating Constructive Futures in Business and Beyond

By drawing inspiration from nature, we may step beyond our narrowed-down view of life and recognize the intrinsic patterns and reciprocal relations in…
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Volkswagen Wins EPA Rain-Catcher Award for Chattanooga Plant

Cost-effective and sustainable, restoring or mimicking natural ecosystems, such as wetlands, is proving to be an excellent means of water resource management and…
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Sacred Business Beyond Capitalism

Capitalism is only a particular manifestation of the way business may be conducted. In fact, some may view it as a corruption of…
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Enertia Homes Mimic Earth’s Atmosphere for Ultra Energy Efficiency

Based on biomimicry, Enertia homes have an outer and inner shell to boost comfort and mitigate utility costs.
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Biomimicry Lessons for Business

At an event entitled “Biomimicry + the Regenerative Economy" held in New York City last week, experts Amy Larkin and Katherine Collins share…
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Look Deep Into Nature And You Will Find the Answers

In our desire to understand, define and categorize life, we have tended towards a logic that sets things apart from each other; we…
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Natural Business and True Sustainability

In drawing inspiration from nature, we may step beyond our narrowed-down view of life and recognize the intrinsic patterns and reciprocal relations in…
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Starting Up So We Can Stick Around

In the emerging economy, we can't trade merely on our brawn, or even on our brains. For our startups to make a difference…