Imagine learning from nature for sustainable and highly efficient solutions in areas like transport, energy, packaging, communication and even leadership and team management. All of these, nature has been mastering it for a very long time. Why don't you learn from it too?
Come explore with us the universe of biomimicry and bio-inspiration. Biomimicry refers to a process of innovation that inspires from nature and emulates its principles. It can relate to forms, materials, properties, processes and functions of living organisms. It may involve nano and biomolecular scales, and up to macro and ecosystems scales. It should always seek sustainable solutions because the core principle of nature is that life creates conditions conducive to life. These solutions are robust and time-tested by natural selection and evolution of life on Earth that started almost 4 billion years ago! That's indeed a lot of research and development, don't you think?... Want to explore that lab together to improve our human innovations? Here's how it works.
During our outdoor workshops, you will learn incredible strategies and solutions around how nature masters movement, on the ground, on water or in the air. You will also discover beautiful solutions for energy harvesting, storage and distribution from plants, birds and other species. In fact, looking closely at nature, you will understand that most of our humans needs (and the related functions) are already being solved by other species. Learning from them, we can for example better master at flying, using low energy, lighter and smart structure materials. We can also improve our communication systems looking at bees and how they interact with each other on a large scale and organizing for a common goal. Or we can rethink water collecting systems in dry areas of the world by learning how the lizard collects water and store energy.
During these outdoor workshops, you will also be amazed by smart natural packaging and sheltering solutions from insects and animals. You will discover new chemical processes that are efficient, cost-effective and sustainable by looking at plants and fungi. And finally wonder about collaborative communication strategies that birds, insects and other social species implemented to hunt, organize and survive on this planet. By the way, haven't you notice that birds usually coordinate to fly long distance? They do so to save energy by minimizing air friction of the group. How could we apply this to air travel too?
All of these great insights and solutions could be useful to build the masterplan for your next innovation wether you work as an engineer, a designer, a team leader or at the forefront of strategy in your company or organization. You will discover how we can make the link between business, technology, human aspirations and nature to create smart, desirable and sustainable innovations.
For companies this training represents a fantastic opportunity to stimulate the creativity of your employees, have them think in a more holistic way and improve their problem solving skills with new techniques. Through a variety of tools participants will explore on how to emulate nature's organizational and systemic strategies for their teams and projects.
In everything we do, we like to mix theory and practice, this is why our workshops are organized for you to gain maximum benefits while applying directly your learning to current challenges you may have. Here's a sneak peek of the Circulab, one of our tool to help people apply these lessons to their work and business.
This helps you structure and scope your problem, identify new ideas and opportunities, and finally prototype your solutions. This can generally be done in just a few days with the help of our team. Come and see how nature can help solve big humans challenges.
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And if you're not convince yet, have a look at Fortune magazine who identified biomimicry as n°1 trend in 2017 pointing out: "If you’re not incorporating the most brilliant ideas from the natural world into what you sell, you’re leaving money on the table."
Here's also our latest TED talk about how to reconnect with nature (subtitles available in many languages: click on settings> subtiles> auto-translate)