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What We Do

Innovation. Education. Inspiration.

We use the practice of biomimicry to help innovators find inspired design solutions. We train professionals to be the next generation of biomimics. And we share the amazing ways that nature’s wisdom solves human problems with people around the world.

Thanks to our cumulative decades worth of scholarship, research, writing, consulting, and teaching, we have a unique relationship with nature’s genius.

How do we use that knowledge to connect the world with biomimicry?

Whether it’s looking to beetles and sea cucumbers to improve liquid dispersal

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HOW DOES NATURE CONTAIN AND DISPENSE LIQUIDS?

Iconic green brand 7th Generation needed ideas for new packaging designs that would contain and disperse products more effectively. Biomimicry 3.8 provided 50 unique biological examples and concept applications. 7th Generation’s designers incorporated the novel ideas into ongoing product development and design work.

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or studying the armor-like abalone shell to help capture carbon

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FRESH IDEAS IN OIL AND GAS

Oil and gas company Shell invited Biomimicry 3.8 to lead a three-day ideation workshop to spark new approaches to carbon sequestration, no-impact drilling, and filtering oil from water. Over time, Shell advanced nine of the 17 project ideas from the workshop, such as off-the-shelf biomimetic products and design concepts for specific engineers to develop.

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Through our Innovation Services, we partner with clients to tackle perplexing, insurmountable challenges with inspired design solutions.

Want to kayak through mangroves to learn how to engineer buildings that stand strong through flooding and rough tides?…

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HOW DOES NATURE BUILD?

Mangroves achieve structural support using extensive prop roots, and adapt to inundation with multiple strategies to oxygenate roots. Architects enrolled in our Certified Biomimicry Professional program were inspired to explore how the solid structure of mangroves, often surrounded by water, could help shape the development of more resilient buildings.

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Or discover how a chameleon tongue can inspire designers to create the next super material?…

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MATERIAL DESIGN LESSONS FROM A LIZARD

A chameleon’s tongue is not only able to deploy rapidly, but can also expand in both width and length as it moves. Students at our Discover Nature’s Genius workshop in Africa brainstormed how these integrated functions could inspire the design of a super material that absorbs and stores energy as it changes shape.

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Our Professional Training Services are growing and nurturing a new kind of professional. Business leaders, designers, engineers, biologists, sustainability champions, and executives are distinguishing themselves in their fields using the practice of biomimicry.

Dreaming a new future into being begins with a simple question: what would nature do here?

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HOW CAN 3.8 BILLION YEARS OF R&D TRANSFORM YOUR THINKING?

Every year, our Speaker’s Bureau presents biomimicry to thousands of people in audiences around the world. We share awe-inspiring examples of how the practice of biomimicry can create conditions conducive to life. And we explain what is possible in a world mentored and empowered by nature’s genius.

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But how, exactly, can your team spark new ideas with biomimicry intelligence?

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BIOMIMICRY: A FRONT-END INNOVATION TOOL

Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 is resource platform that helps users discover biomimicry inspiration and resources curated by Biomimicry 3.8. Through its curated, sector-specific biomimicry content, Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 delivers resources like infographics, intel posts, and presentations slides to help you understand, what would nature do here? The answers unveil actionable, sustainably-focused innovation inspiration using biomimicry intelligence.

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By helping others find inspiration through biomimicry, we work to fulfill our vision of creating a world mentored and empowered by nature’s genius. Our Speakers Bureau connects thousands each year with biomimicry. Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 gives subscribers access to biomimicry intelligence to spark new ideas.

When we begin to see the Earth and its biodiversity as models and mentors, then we will have the right motivation and the right perspective to fit in—to survive and to thrive.

— Dr. Dayna Baumeister, Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder
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