The winning article, "Biomimicry
: Streamlining the Front End of Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Products," was published in the July/August 2016 edition of RTM.
literature is full of thousands of cases studies and those are just the ones identified since author and innovation consultant Janine Benyus coined the term 20 years ago.
The term biomimicry
was first used by Janine Benyus in her book 'Biomimicry
: Innovation Inspired from Nature'in 1997 (Ministere de l'Ecologie, 2012) (Benyus, 2002).
You see, biomimicry
is inherently multi-disciplinary--it relies on chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, doctors and others.
As Nicholas & Peterson (2015) posit, the reliance on naturally occurring design concepts and biomimicry
represents the natural intersection of biology and engineering.
research has inspired adhesive glue from mussels, solar cells made like leaves, fabric that emulates shark skin, pigment-free color inspired by butterflies, and a process that harvests water from fog like a beetle.
The non-profit Biomimicry
Institute in Missoula, Montana, maintains an extensive database of natural solutions at www.asknature.org.
Green chemistry, sustainability, and biomimicry
take inspiration from nature!
has already changed all our lives and will continue to do so.
isn't a new concept," El Sayed pointed out.
Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences - William Orr, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Oregon, will give a presentation on "Biomimicry
" at 7 p.m.