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is the technological application of designs already used in nature to solve problems in engineering, material science, medicine, and other fields (Mueller, 2008).
The core idea behind biomimicry
is that we're looking to learn from animals, plants and microbes that are the original engineers," says Patrick Thibaudeau, Vice President of HGA Architects & Engineers, in the article.
has already provided some timely, standout innovations in areas such energy engineering, and waste reuse, where multiple-scale efficiency improvements are greatly needed.
Bradford also shares Interface's ideation process, called "Out of the Box," which involves understanding customers' problems and innate desires, employing biomimicry
to develop ideas based on how nature solves these problems, and validating these ideas with Invention Machine's innovation software.
is the concept that we can look at natural systems to solve such problems as keeping cool in the heat, recycling toxic wastes or self cleaning.
At Front End of Innovation, Vice President John Bradford will discuss Interface's green innovation strategy, their use of biomimicry
and Invention Machine's innovation software to increase revenue growth, predict emerging trends and generate and validate ideas consistently.
Developed in collaboration with Terrapin Bright Green, Biomimicry
in the Big City will feature industry experts discussing how entrepreneurs and designers are utilizing the principles of biomimicry
to change the way companies design, build and operate clean energy technologies.
The TAPPI 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry will cover topics such as reinforced and interfacial structures, self-assembly and biomimicry
, cell wall nanostructures, nanotechnology-based sensors, and characterization and measurement of nanoscale structures and properties.
The proprietary technology covered by the patent represents a new application for biomimicry
by truly simulating the natural water repellency in the microscopic roughness of a lotus leaf surface.
Other early agenda highlights include: -- Peter Darbee, CEO and President, PG&E; -- Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry
and Cofounder of the Biomimicry
Guild, LLC; and -- Peter Gleick, President and Cofounder, Pacific Institute who was named by Wired magazine as one of 15 people who should advise the new president.
org, the world's first biomimicry
database, featuring biology-inspired design strategies.