Sharing the innovation inspiration of biomimicry

"I suspected that I would enjoy the immersion workshop, however I hadn't anticipated just how much difference it would make getting out from behind my desk and interacting with the environment for the full week while learning about biomimicry frameworks. Having done the immersion, I would recommend it to everyone as a way to truly engage with biomimicry and see it in practice. All of the theory quickly falls into place when you are surrounded by endless examples of nature's adaptation and innovation!"

Samantha Hayes, Group Energy & Sustainability Manager, CPB Contractors

"I've done many workshops in the past, from boardroom practices to management and business coaching, but the Biomimicry Immersion Workshops offered through Biomimicry 3.8 are the best I have ever experienced and worth every cent. The in-depth experiences, the like-minded newly-made network of friends, and the immersion into nature’s wonders make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience... but leaves you wanting even more!"

Laura Stevens, Sr. Lecturer The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

"Janine Benyus has been instrumental in interpreting the principles of biomimicry to the designers and product developers at Patagonia. She has been inspirational, practical, and engaging in helping us incorporate our respect for the natural world into the creation of our products."

–Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia

"Biomimicry provides a refreshing way to incorporate nature's learnings to help solve complex issues. I will be using ‘what would nature do?’ thinking during my work professionally and personally."

–Hao Dinh, GE Power Innovation Leader

“Today, you can find examples of biomimicry in a slew of places, and in many different forms. Think of the nose design of Japan’s speedy bullet trains and how they resemble a bird’s beak.”

–The Atlantic’s CityLab

“Science author Janine Benyus has become one of the most important voices in a new wave of designers and engineers inspired by nature—a practice called biomimicry.”

–TED Radio Hour

“In short, asking the questions about how little things can work together on big problems is the core of biomimicry—and a fundamental feature of innovation.”


"Thank you for your incredible presentation and wealth of information you share. We heard so much positive feedback about you and your message. As you can imagine, inside corporations we can sometimes revisit old topics/issues over & over—you certainly introduced a “new topic” and an amazing array of fresh thinking, to boot. For this, we are grateful. You have an impressive message, and you deliver it with such intelligence. Thank you for visiting Hallmark."

–Marita Wesely-Clough, Hallmark

“Biomimicry 3.8 helped us bridge the gap of the built environment to the natural environment, which are often separately conceived in traditional design work… Biomimicry 3.8 was able to do a deep dive into the local environment and study and present pertinent examples that the team could use as a basis for design… The Biomimicry 3.8 team was able to correlate specific examples of flora and fauna processes to building design and systems that made sense in that specific location. It was a great pleasure to work with Biomimicry 3.8 and the team was truly strengthened by their participation.”

–Deborah Bergin, architect, LGA
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