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.

Reforestation Project Combating Climate Change Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

At least 14.2 million acres of land in the Atlantic Forest has the potential to grow trees - and Brazilian company Nucleário has…

Popular Sugar Replacement is the Culprit in Intestinal ‘Explosion’

Food manufacturers are always looking for a cheaper, better way to sweeten our favorite foods. But the recent uptick in hospital c. difficile…

Biomimicry’s Best Answers for 2018

Biomimicry is today's go-to answer for tough engineering problems. We tip our hat to Mother Nature for new ways to treat surgical wounds,…

Medicine’s Newest Biomimicry Inspirations: Spider-Man and the Slippery Slug

Spiderman, along side the gecko and the average garden slug, are medical science's latest inspirations for biomimicry as researchers explore new and fantastic-sounding…

Boeing, NASA Make Like Canada Geese to Save Energy

Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight…

Design for a Better World: Autodesk Doubles Down on Its Commitment

TriplePundit chats with Lynelle Cameron, VP of sustainability for Autodesk and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, about biomimicry, Donald Trump and designing for…

The Organization is a Purposeful Living System

The ideal of ‘organization-as-machine,' which was dominant throughout the 20th century, is now giving way to an ideal of ‘organization-as-living-system,' explains biomimicry expert…

Nature: A Better, Faster, Cost-Effective Answer for Climate Resilience?

Living shorelines and nature-based solutions reduce climate-related risks to communities and infrastructure, says the Nature Conservancy.

Cultivating Our Leadership of the Future

Today's business leaders face a challenging and volatile environment. To stay above water, they must learn to shift their mindset.

What Nature Teaches Us About Design and Leadership

“A sustainable world already exists," Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. "And we need to…

Are You and Your Organization Ready to Get Future Fit?

In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic, argues business and biomimicry expert…

Building an Economy Worthy of Our Affection

Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can…

Social Good Fashion Turns to Biomimicry and Tech

What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons'…

They’re All In On It: Multinationals Collaborate On Giant Wind Turbine

Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.

Embracing Systemic Thinking for Our Firms of the Future

Helping our organizations become firms of the future will center on shifting our logic from mechanistic to living systems, predicts biomimcry expert Giles…