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.


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…
energy efficient house

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.

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…

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…
interconnected nature

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…

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…
Bath Water Lily

Business Inspired By Nature

Ought business to be striving for more than just limiting its harm? I think we intuitively know it can, yet it requires courage…
Image Credit Flickr User alles schlumpf

What If . . . Business Was Bio-inspired?

This week’s Sustainable Brands conference brings together some of the world’s most influential companies, to ask “what if…?” How are ants so efficient?…
Ginger Dosier

2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Ginger Dosier ‘Grows’ Bricks with Bacteria

The brick is the basic building block of architecture, popular because it is modular, has a simple design and is both easy to…
biomimicry inspires self healing EV battery.

The Car of the Future Will Heal Itself

Biomimicry is behind the development of a self-healing electrode for an EV battery, developed by a research team from Stanford University and SLAC.

SXSWeco Interview: How Sprint is Using Biomimicry in Package Design

Nick Aster interviews Sprint's Darren Beck about how Sprint is using biomimicry to design better packaging for phones.

Biomimicry: Designing Startups with Nature’s Help

What do the syrphid fly, the Shinkansen bullet train and the underwater modem all have in common? They are all examples of biomimicry…

With Biomimicry: A Regenerative Economy Free From Environmental Debt

Building long-term costs into the price of goods, with less regard for short-term quarterly earnings would burn wide swaths in "business as usual."…

Examining How Nature Would Do “Green Chemistry”

The conversation from the Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference continues, examining how chemistry works in nature, without the artificiality of human interference.
bio leaf

Biomimicry: Mother Nature as a 3D Printer?

3D printing represents a transformative opportunity for us to redesign our manufacturing and consumption patterns, since a great many of our machine parts…