Biomimicry 3.8 Institute

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators of all ages who can use those models to create sustainable technologies.

The Institute was founded in 2006 by science writer and consultant Janine Benyus in response to overwhelming interest in the subject following the publication of her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.  See Janine’s TED Talk video for her groundbreaking introduction to biomimicry.

Today, the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute focuses on three areas:

See examples of biomimicry in action!

Meet executive director Beth Rattner, our staff, and the Institute board.

View our 2011-2012 Annual Report. View the Biomimicry Institute 2010 990 form.