The Biomimicry Institute

“The Biomimicry Institute is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies.

The Biomimicry Institute focuses on three areas:

  • Developing educational programs for students, professionals and the general public.
  • Working to create public policies that use biomimicry as a solution to sustainability challenges.
  • Encouraging companies that are profiting from biomimicry to provide financial support for biodiversity.”

See The Biomimicry Institite, About Us.

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“Imagine 3.8 billion years of design brilliance available for free, at the moment of creation, to any sustainability innovator in the world.

“Imagine nature’s most elegant ideas organized by design and engineering function, so you can enter “filter salt from water” and see how mangroves, penguins, and shorebirds desalinate without fossil fuels.

“Now imagine you can meet the people who have studied these organisms, and together you can create the next great bio-inspired solution.

“That’s the idea behind AskNature, the online inspiration source for the biomimicry community….  AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born.

See Ask Nature, About.