Seeking Innovation

Get the nature-inspired innovation edge

The best ideas might not be ours. They might already have been invented. That’s the core idea behind biomimicry. At Biomimicry 3.8, we offer time-tested methodology, framework, and access to biological intelligence that taps into nature’s 3.8 billions years of R&D.


"Biomimicry can be a powerful design tool to support sustainability-driven innovation." – Journal of Research-Technology Management

Biomimicry is an innovation practice that allows our clients to seek solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies defined during 3.8 billion years of evolution. It has helped clients across dozens of sectors and industries–from oil and gas to architecture–discover the power of nature’s genius, refreshing perspective, igniting new inspiration, and engaging actionable research used to spark a new kind of innovation.

Our flexible Biomimicry Design Thinking methodology maps to your team’s established creative process. With Biomimicry 3.8 at your innovation table, you’ll be ready to design resilient cities, create energy-efficient buildings, increase cost-saving manufacturing processes, and design ground-breaking products. Explore a few of our biomimetic innovation opportunities below:

seashell1Explore the potential 

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-20-55-amJumpstart biomimicry innovation for the toughest challenges with our custom workshops, lectures, or audits that spark inspiration as we unpack the fundamentals of biomimicry, and help you define existing and potential challenges determined to be critical to your organization.

Our Biomimicry Introduction services demonstrate how to use observations in nature to generate new ideas, formulate the right questions, and systematically address challenges within the context of the challenge, preparing your organization to discover how nature’s genius can transform ideation.

Discover and tap into nature’s genius

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-21-04-amOur ecosystem of innovation services, including hands-on, experiential learning and custom deliverables like reports and assessments, help clients strategically reveal untapped and otherwise advantageous arenas for a biomimetic innovation. This allows them to tap into nature’s biological intelligence to solve vexing challenges.

Each service provides innovation inspiration unique to the organization and its vision, short-, mid-, and long-term goals, and business strategy, setting teams up to launch into prototyping and product development work.

Creating and evaluating based on nature’s best practices

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-20-38-amTake the design from idea to prototype to product or into practice with our processes that confirm the appropriateness of the prototype(s), which are benchmarked against life’s/nature’s principles, along with other sustainability metrics to be considered in the back end innovation and commercialization process.

By accessing the powerful intelligence embedded in 3.8 billion years of evolution, we have collaborated with innovation teams and individuals at a diverse set of companies around the world to help them achieve competitive advantages through biomimicry.

Our clients are a diverse set of inspired innovators that have employed our biomimicry methodology to create more sustainable products, build more generously, design with supreme resilience, and be inspired by nature to create conditions conducive to life. See a set of our client’s successes on our Work Examples page.

Explore Our Work Examples

Our projects in the news

A Skyscraper Made of Bones: How Biomimicry Could Shape the Cities of the Future
The Atlantic’s CityLab | September 6, 2016

Nature Does It Better: Biomimicry in Architecture and Engineering
Line, Space, Shape | July 11, 2016

Inside Interface’s bold new mission to achieve ‘Climate Take Back’
GreenBiz | June 6, 2016

Janine Benyus Looks to Nature for Design Inspiration
Bloomberg Businessweek Design | April 11, 2016

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Want to talk to our team? Set up an appointment to learn more about how Biomimicry 3.8 can help you innovate by emailing or calling +1 406 543 4108.

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