On September 20, 2012 we were honored to have Janine Benyus at our event: “Nature’s Apprentices: Biomimicry in the Great Lakes and Beyond.” Benyus gave an insider’s view of the latest biomimicry advances on the drawing board and in the market. She also discussed the worldwide spread of the meme and how it is being heralded as “one of the top 20 breakthrough business ideas” (Harvard Business Review, HBR list) among others.
The Great Lakes region is in a unique position as it is poised to become the Silicon Valley of biomimicry education, finance and commercialization. The University of Akron is already making biomimicry news with its spider and gecko-inspired research, as well as the world’s first PhD in biomimicry.
Special thanks goes out to all who were able to register through the GLBio website and attend the event. It was great having you as our guest!