Biomimicry guarantees new innovation perspective—from the built environment and consumer packaged goods, to organizational development and green chemistry.
Our consulting staff of biologists, chemists, business leaders, and designers work with client teams to incorporate nature’s time-tested strategies into products, organizations, and services.
We can help connect you with the right biological intelligence to find a solution.
The innovation process began with our biologists and design strategists identifying more than 60 biological strategies and mechanisms that could help create a resealable packaging solution that was intuitive to use, cost effective, and avoids product contamination.
Not only did our final report feature nine promising biological solutions and 16 biological champions–including the aortic heart valve and the Venus Fly Trap–the work inspired a new way of thinking within the company.
The biological intelligence provided was used as the starting point to engage a university-based design team. To date, three patents have resulted from the work.
We work with teams across all sectors. View detailed case studies and industry-specific examples in your sector here. If your team has a specific challenge in need of an innovative solution…
We can help you achieve resilient design by accessing nature’s proven strategies.
First, our team identified 24 local species that were particularly well adapted to deal with challenges like thermoregulation and water conservation, as well as cooperation and communication.
We then helped translate the biological intelligence and integrate it into the project using our unique process that met the needs of all stakeholders.
The resulting Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway models several adaptations, including of Black-tailed jackrabbit’s ability to achieve greater energy efficiency and temperature regulation.
If your team has a built environment design opportunity…
We can introduce you to nature’s deep design principles that help create conditions conducive to life.
Our team helped identify biological intelligence that resulted in the creation of a new a carpet line inspired by random pattern formation in nature. Entropy carpet tiles minimize dye use and cut down on installation waste.
In record time, Entropy™/I2 became Interface’s top-selling product and reduced accumulation costs by millions of dollars thanks to waste elimination.
Starting with inspiration from the gecko, and ultimately emulating leveraging gravity, Interface was further inspired to create TacTiles®, a glue-free carpet installation system with an environmental footprint that’s more than 90% lower than traditional carpet adhesives.
If your team wants to assess and enhance the sustainability of a product, organization, or service…
The discipline [of biomimicry] is no longer just an academic exercise. It has become an innovation tool that allows companies to develop a new class of products and services.— Forbes
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