Great Lakes Biomimicry Takes Off with the Ohio Aerospace Institute

Biomimicry in Aviation Comes Full Circle in Ohio.

At the turn of the last century, two brothers looked at how birds shaped and warped their wings to gain and maintain lift and used these detailed observations to inform their flying machine invention. In their bike shop in Dayton Ohio, Wilbur and Orville Wright, with bold determination and visionary zeal, took what they learned from the nature of bird flight, to a desolate beach in North Carolina, and ushered in the age of human aviation.

We think it is fitting that nature inspired aerospace innovation has come full circle in Ohio. Now that Great Lakes Biomimicry is part of the Ohio Aerospace Institute we will, with bold determination, bring the solutions from nature to those seeking a new way to think about innovation in aerospace and beyond.

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“No bird soars in a calm”

~ Wilbur Wright

It is never through the calm times that a seismic shift occurs. It is almost always when we are tested and without a clear line of sight. The challenges of the last many months pushed Great Lakes Biomimicry to adapt and evolve and we have become a wholly - owned subsidiary of the Ohio Aerospace Institute.

Over the years the GLB team, when faced with a decision or fork in the road, would often consult Life's Principles (as outlined by Biomimicry 3.8) to help guide us. When we could determine the option that best emulated nature, we knew which way to go.

Evolve To Survive

Evolve To Survive

Adapt to changing conditions

Adapt to changing conditions

Be locally attuned & responsive

Be locally attuned & responsive

Integrate development with growth

Integrate development with growth

Be resource efficient

Be resource efficient

Use life-friendly chemistry

Use life-friendly chemistry

We are still a non-profit focused on accelerating innovation based on the solutions already tried and tested in nature. Since nature’s solutions are inherently sustainable, biomimicry can help meet Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.

We have experience working with organizations to bring innovative concepts for stubborn problems. What challenges are you facing? Through our consulting contract work and customized workshops, we explore with you the questions such as -

How does nature:

  • Manage structural forces?
  • Sense motion and temperature?
  • Change shape?
  • Manage temperature?
  • Coordinate?
  • Optimize material and energy?
  • And much more
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CONTACT US

If you would like to talk about a new way to approach your challenges, give us a call at our new home, the Ohio Aerospace Institute 440.962.3165.


Carol Thaler
Trisha Brown
Biomimicry Specialists
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