Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies, that are more sustainable and work with the nature and the planet, rather than against it.
The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
This course will teach you a guided process to problem solve your issues using nature’s time-tested, sustainable strategies.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOMIMICRY
ANOTHER APPROACH TO INNOVATION
Meet your thought leaders
Richard James MacCowan
Founder and CEO of Biomimicry UK, Richard is an awarding-winning urbanist with interests in both behavioural economics and nature-based design. He formed the team behind Biomimicry UK in 2012 to take the research on nature-based design and finding a place for it in industry. Richard is also an urban design consultant and the lead for Biomimicry, Biophilia and Systems-thinking at the Leeds Sustainability Institute.
Biomimicry UK’s mission is to inspire and share how nature can deliver unique solutions. We give innovators the tools, guides, and insights to help organizations boost the way they innovate.
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