Biomimicry – Inspired by nature

To find sustainable solutions, we use an innovative method that combines Biomimicry and design thinking.

What is Biomimicry?

What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry, a term combining the Greek words bios – life -, and mimesis – to imitate-, is a holistic innovation approach to find sustainable solutions.

Inspired by nature’s longtime tested sustainable solutions, it emulates patterns, processes, and strategies found in nature to create life-friendly products and systems.

The method used is called Biomimicry thinking.

Biomimicry

How does a Biomimicry design process work?

In a Biomimicry design process, a method called Biomimicry thinking is used. Biomimicry thinking implies the steps of scoping – defining the challenge, discovering – looking at nature for solutions, creating – emulating principles found in nature, and evaluating possible solutions with Life’s Principles.

Biomimicry thinking

What are Life`s Principles?

Life’s Principles are a set of design guidelines based on successful strategies found in all life that has evolved over 3.8 billion years. They represent the overarching patterns found in all living species.

Integrating them makes it possible to develop innovative, sustainable products and strategies in the creating phase and evaluate the ideas against these sustainable benchmarks.

Lifes Principles

Biomimicry Case Studies

We invite you to have a look at some of the Biomimicry projects and collaborative work Ulla has completed for her Biomimicry Certification at Arizona State University.

We are inspired by nature and use nature’s examples as inspiration and guidelines to create genuinely sustainable solutions.

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Biomimicry Related Trainings

The Eco-innovation design sprint

  • Are you interested in sustainability and eco-friendly design?
  • Would you like to learn more about bio-inspired innovation and work on a real-life sustainable design challenge?
  • Learn how to design your sustainable, eco-friendly product in 5 weeks
  • Do you want to develop eco-friendly products or services but do not know how?
  • Are you interested in Biomimicry and would like to know about it?
  • Do you want to learn an easy-to-follow step-by-step innovation process for sustainable design?

Learn to create a sustainable product or service in 5 weeks by using Biomimicry and Design thinking.

The Bio-Inspired Design adventure – learn the basics of Biomimicry in a 2-day live workshop

  • Are you interested in sustainability, Biomimicry and eco-friendly design?
  • Would you like to learn more about bio-inspired innovation and work on a real-life challenge?
  • Learn how to develop ideas for sustainable, eco-friendly products or services.
  • Are you interested in Biomimicry and would like to know more about it?
  • Do you want to learn an easy-to-follow step-by-step innovation process for sustainable design?

The Bio-inspired Design Adventure is a 2-days workshop where you learn the principles of bio-inspired design and work on a real-life challenge.

Biomimicry Bits

Find inspiration, news and biomimicry activities on our blog.

Structural Color

Structural Color

Did you know that the beautiful colors of their wings often arise not through pigments but through a phenomenon called structural color? A way nature creates color is with a nanostructure that reflects or scatters light so that waves of specific frequencies can constructively interfere. These nanostructured materials are said to have structural color.

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Life’s Principles: Unlocking Nature’s Design Secrets through Biomimicry

Life’s Principles: Unlocking Nature’s Design Secrets through Biomimicry

At the core of biomimicry lie the Life’s Principles, a set of universal design guidelines derived from the patterns and strategies found in nature. These principles serve as a framework for sustainable and regenerative solutions, offering insights into how organisms have adapted and flourished over time. By emulating these principles, we can create solutions that are efficient and resilient and in harmony with the natural world.

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The butterfly diagram of the circular economy

The butterfly diagram of the circular economy

You may already know the concept of a technical and biological cycle as a framework for the circular economy. For transitioning to a circular economy, the two main cycles are divided into smaller loops which show the processes that enable materials and products to stay in circulation or sagely biodegrade. We will have a closer look at how these cycles work with the help of the famous so-called butterfly diagram.

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