What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The core idea is that Nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with: energy, food production, climate control, non-toxic chemistry, transportation, packaging, and a whole lot more.
Click here to view December 2014 Industry Week Magazine Biomimicry Article 

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Friday, April 18, 2014 presentation

at the Cleveland City Club 

Biomimicry Video

GLBio Mission

To create conditions for Innovation through Biomimicry.


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Janine Benyus discusses the importance of biomimicry at a recent University of Akron event.
Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. See the full transcript: Learning From Nature: “Biomimicry” Blooming in Northeast Ohio.