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Mon, 2019/11/11 - 08:24
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WATER INNOVATION

 

"When the well is dry, they know the worth of water." - Benjamin Franklin

We are based in the UK, and as such you either have too much water or too little. How does our infrastructure, towns and cities handle these pressures, especially given the 'super' storms and warmer, drier summer in recent years? 

We are building more housing on flood plains and with lack of joined-up thinking, it's causing pressures on-site and downstream. Even our mismanagement of our health and peatlands is contributing to this. 

So how can we look to principles from the natural world to capture, store, filter, and release water? What systems and processes are more effective than what we already have in place. Should we reconsider our use of hard civil engineering and create places like Mayesbrook Climate Change Park in East London.

What about filtration, can we consider the more practical solution developed by Baleen Filters, an Australian-based technology provider. Based on how baleen whales, such as the blue whale filter food. Baleen Filters have developed separation, and self-cleaning technology based on these baleen processes at are more effective and use less energy.

At the larger scale BioMatrix Water, in Scotland, develops environmental and technological solutions for water management. By replicating the filtration purposes of plants and microbes found in coastal zones such as saltwater marshes, they are creating floating islands and natural water filtration products that form new habitats, increase biodiversity and minimise destruction of existing ecosystems. Turenscape in China delivers similar initiatives.

What about the study of processes at the cellular level? Discovered in the 1980s are aquaporins, effectively the plumbing system of cells. Plant and animal cells use these water channel proteins to let water molecules in and out of the cell, but deny access to other types of matter. Now a Danish company has called Aquaporin have developed this cellular filtration system into a water purification system for houses and businesses.

These are just some of the examples. What about fish bladders, clingfish, super-sticky and super slippy surfaces. We've not even discussed distributed network systems that build in resilience.


If you would like to discuss any of the points raised or are working on ideas for biomimicry and water innovation, please contact us now.

 

Photo by Anastasia Taioglou on Unsplash   BBC WORLD SERVICE 'NERD-FEST'
The "nerd-fest" live show that Richard recorded in the summer with the BBC World Service. A scorpion and tarantula on stage, biomimicry bingo and animal music, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Welcome to the season finale, with your suggestions of animals which are inspiring us. Hosted by the brilliant Patrick Aryee.

Listen now on the BBC World Service.
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Join Richard James MacCowan and Veronika Kapsali live from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation DIF line up of disruptive ideas and innovations. Watch it all at thinkdif.co, at 5 pm on the 12th November talking about innovation, solutions from nature and Industry 4.0.

You can watch live by following the thinkdif.co. #thinkdif

If you would like to book Richard for your next speaking engagement, please get in contact. Photo by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation   BBC WORLD SERVICE 'NERD-FEST'
The "nerd-fest" live show that Richard recorded in the summer with the BBC World Service. A scorpion and tarantula on stage, biomimicry bingo and animal music, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Welcome to the season finale, with your suggestions of animals which are inspiring us. Hosted by the brilliant Patrick Aryee.

Listen now on the BBC World Service.
If you would like to book Richard for your next speaking engagement, please get in contact.
  Photo by the BBC World Service.   -->
  • The role of food in city-based responses to climate and nature emergency (Sustain)
  • Fish simulations provide new insights into the energy costs of swimming (Phys.org)
  • Study finds fungi, not plant matter, responsible for most carbon sequestration in northern forests (Phys.org)
  • Regenerative agriculture could radically impact climate change (Quartz)
  • The Incredible Convergence Of Deep Learning And Genomics (Hackernoon)

 

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The Circular Economic System

Fri, 2019/10/18 - 03:33
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY
 

"Biomimetics can support the path towards the circular economy by offering both conceptual and practical strategies, including ways of creating information-rich materials that transcend the current digital/physical boundaries and advanced sustainable technologies for manufacture." - Veronika Kapsali

 

When we think of systems in the natural world, we read about how nature recycles all materials. Unfortunately, this is not true as we shouldn't see enormous amounts of surplus on coal, oil, turf and even limestone, should we? Through geological mechanisms, over millions (even billions) of years, everything will be recycled, but not in our timeframe.

 

Like biological and ecological systems, the circular economy is not perfect. This industrial ecological system will never achieve absolute zero, but that is missing the point. That said, the move to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover can allow us to tap into the multi-functional systems found in the natural world. 

 

Biological systems and their properties are tradeoffs from competing functions, so no single parameter is "optimal". But understanding how these competing desires get resolved in a particular environment can provide a way forward. Besides, evolution does not "optimise" even if there is only one goal; evolution finds solutions that are better than existing ones, not "the best". 

 

Circular economy and biomimicry are better than the existing ones. Let's look to nature to find new ways to minimise the use of material and energy. Let's find methods to keep information and resources in the system as long as possible, and finally, if we have to recover them downstream, we ensure that the materials have right chemistry that it can be broken down into non-toxic elements.

 

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised or are working on ideas for biomimicry and the circular economy, please contact us now.

 

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The Circular Economic System

Thu, 2019/10/17 - 08:15
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY
 

"Biomimetics can support the path towards the circular economy by offering both conceptual and practical strategies, including ways of creating information-rich materials that transcend the current digital/physical boundaries and advanced sustainable technologies for manufacture." - Veronika Kapsali

 

When we think of systems in the natural world, we read about how nature recycles all materials. Unfortunately, this is not true as we shouldn't see enormous amounts of surplus on coal, oil, turf and even limestone, should we? Through geological mechanisms, over millions (even billions) of years, everything will be recycled, but not in our timeframe.

 

Like biological and ecological systems, the circular economy is not perfect. This industrial ecological system will never achieve absolute zero, but that is missing the point. That said, the move to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover can allow us to tap into the multi-functional systems found in the natural world. 

 

Biological systems and their properties are tradeoffs from competing functions, so no single parameter is "optimal". But understanding how these competing desires get resolved in a particular environment can provide a way forward. Besides, evolution does not "optimise" even if there is only one goal; evolution finds solutions that are better than existing ones, not "the best". 

 

Circular economy and biomimicry are better than the existing ones. Let's look to nature to find new ways to minimise the use of material and energy. Let's find methods to keep information and resources in the system as long as possible, and finally, if we have to recover them downstream, we ensure that the materials have right chemistry that it can be broken down into non-toxic elements.

 

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised or are working on ideas for biomimicry and the circular economy, please contact us now.

 

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The Future of Food

Wed, 2019/10/09 - 09:27
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"We have to change how we produce and consume food, not just for environmental reasons, but because this is an existential issue for humans." - Janet Ranganathan

 

The race to the bottom is happening in the food industry, and our agriculture system is at breaking point. We are destroying the topsoil, the lifeblood of our crops and eating more red meat than was ever thought possible.
 

We are part of nature, but apart from it. This has led us to overconsume on the land. Can nature-inspired solutions solve this? No. Not on their own, they cannot.


We need to look at new forms of agriculture that can regenerate the soil. Think of how many insects and fungus coexist. They need each other and thrive for the benefit of the bigger system. We can also study these social insects for the creation of more transparent and resilient supply chains. We shouldn't optimise the system but look at distributed networks for solutions in the future.

 

This approach can also be applied to where in the system we need to innovate? Is it the product? The making? Or even the business model itself?

 

Where does the technology allow us to create low-technology solutions? Remember we waste approximately 30% of the food that we produce. 

 

These are not just questions to ponder, but points we are investigating for our Future Food System project.

 

This sums it up beautifully, 'how meals are produced and delivered will be as key to solving climate change as the shift away from fossil fuels', by The Ellen McArthur Foundation.


If you would like to discuss any of the points raised or are working on ideas for food and agriculture, please contact us now.

 

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Join our CEO, Richard James MacCowan FRSA, as he delivers the keynote address at The Knowledge Transfer Network's event on Nature Inspired Solutions on Thursday 10th October 2019 held at The Studio in Birmingham.
  Further speakers at the event include from the Transport for London, Airbus, and Innovate UK.

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Climate solutions

Tue, 2019/10/01 - 08:15
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"The violence that exists in the human heart is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and the living things." - Pope Francis


We are living in a time of massive upheaval in our climate. Let's not get onto who is to blame, but instead, look at how we can begin to develop solutions to mitigate the climate challenges. We can even, in some cases, look at regenerating our habitats and ecosystems. 


How can we stay in (or return) to the healthy zones of the Planetary Boundaries? We should consider how to look at how biological and ecological systems have adapted to their environment and can provide us with resilient strategies.  


Let's not kid ourselves that nature is hyper-efficient and sustainable always and everywhere (it's not). We can now begin to understand the complexities of how it uses lighter elements, the adaption of form and structure to functions, and how it models and remodels according to the environment.


Even looking across scale and seeing how a material can be created structural information at the nano-level, and how information, material and structure play a vital role in how nature solves problems. By rethinking how we make things, we can change our perspective of materials and manufacturing for the better. Why not create multi-functional materials with information embedded?


To get there, we must also change our thinking. As the brilliant Prof Julian Vincent"The sooner people stop thinking about biology and start thinking about the nature of problems and their solution, the sooner people will understand biomimetics. It's a matter of thinking more at the systems level."


It's time for a radical rethink of our relationship with technosphere, biosphere and human landscape. There is no Planet B.

 

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised or are working on ideas for climate-resilient solutions, please contact us now.

 

Here's to a brighter future...
 

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Our longtime friend and advisory board member, Dr. Rupert Soar has written and produced the documentary, "A Moment of Convergence: how nature innovates through agents, swarms and algorithms".

As the Rupert states, "We are at a threshold where technology and life converge, where living machines modify and adapt the environments that they construct and persist within. Who is working at this frontier?"

Where are we going with new technologies that allow us to understand life and its' complexities in greater detail? Should we then not focus on systems and processes, both biological and ecological, as our starting point?

We think so, and so should you.
If you would like to know more about how this method of biomimicry can create products and services for the future, please get in contact.
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Smart(er) Cities

Thu, 2019/09/19 - 05:29
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What is a Smart City? One definition is from Mark Deakin (2013) as one that utilises ICT to meet the demands of the market (the citizens of the city), and that community involvement in the process is necessary for a Smart city.” Now in most definitions, they ignore the biosphere and focus on the technology. We need to the biosphere as a fundamental part of urban life. The other is with the word smart itself. Why not use the word Smart(er) as a way we design, plan and run our cities?

 

Just like the push to work smarter, shouldn’t our cities be smarter too? By just changing this one word it allows us to explore avenues that the word smart blocks. Try it the next time you are writing something or designing future technology? Words are important.

 

Now to our latest work. We are part of the advisory board for the Climate KIC funded network, Adaptive Cities through Nature-based Solutions. Why is this important, and how will it make an impact?

 

We have written about this before and the advent of the reconnecting to the natural world and the value to soft-infrastructure over energy-intensive civil projects. We are part of the natural world whether we like or not, and we should embrace the need to connect with, work with and learn from the natural world to create more resilient and functional places. Nature isn’t always efficient, but many species and systems are adaptive and resilient to shocks. 

 

Why combine SMARTER city technologies with the natural world to benefit the entire biosphere. Now wouldn’t that be exciting?

 

If you are interested to know more about nature-based solutions, you know what to do, get in touch!

Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash   Fly me to the Moon!

On the 10th September, Richard presented the working document to the NASA Biocene Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio. This presentation was to highlight the new model that the team has developed as part of their work to set up a Design Society special interest group.

One of the key areas that this will change is the requirement to only need to know the technical problem you are wishing to solve as a tradeoff. You don’t need to know any biology! This has the potential to be a game-changer as it will reduce the time it takes to carry out research into the natural world and identify the biological strategies you wish to take the principles from.  All we need now is funding to fully explore the potential of this game-changing development.

If you would like to know more about this game-changing development or can help us put this into a fully-functioning platform, please let us know.   Photo by NASA on Unsplash   -->                                     Credit: Photo by Raj Eiamworakul on Unsplash --> Thank you for exploring!

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Biomimicry + the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Thu, 2019/09/12 - 08:15
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"A fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” ― World Economic Forum

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has many potential benefits in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness of factory operations. However, it also brings challenges relating to our ability to assure the safety of these more advanced manufacturing facilities.

So how can we look to nature help with both the implementation and also the risks and safety involved?

We can radically rethink how we make things. Even simple 3D printing can be taken into the 21st century by combining digital and biological into one. Why have the printer as the passive part of the system when it can be active and learn and adapt. Think of social insects and how they build, communicate and scavenge as one massive organism. There is no-one in charge, but these simple animals can construct large structures out of readily available material, but are adaptable and change to the environment around us. 

What about what we cannot see? We will be pushing forward the advent of the nano, even quantum-level of construction. Could this be for next-generation robotics inside the body or new smart factories that are part of the urban fabric? We don’t know for sure, but by looking to the natural world, we can incorporate these natural limits, that allows it to function more effectively without using an entire platter of polymers bit ones’ that are abundant and can be returned the environment while self-organising at room temperature. We don’t want singular functioning materials in the future; we want them to be multi-functional. 

We spent last in Abu Dhabi as part of a working group set up by the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit and the Lloyd's Registry Foundation to develop solutions to these problems in the manufacturing sector. We are interested in the perspective of all industry and would welcome the chance to speak to you, whether its food production, healthcare, through construction and the automotive industry.

Please do contact us to find out more and how you can help shape this work.
  Photo by ricke 76 on Unsplash   We are delighted to be working with LSW Hotels on the development of projects across North America. 

Based in Miami, LSW Hotels are aiming to shake up the hotel industry by pushing the boundaries of regenerative design and wellbeing for both clients and staff whilst connecting to and supporting the local community. 

Richard has also joined the advisory board to bring his experience in the real estate sectors to the project and develop new relationships with investors, landowners and developers around the world.

We are very excited by this long-term partnership and bring something truly unique to the eco-tourism market.

If you would like to know about our consultancy and brokerage services outside of the UK, please contact us.
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The importance of chemistry in your work

Thu, 2019/08/15 - 05:26
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"Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired." - Donald Cram

Why chemistry? Leading on from the discussions and debates at The Royal Society scientific meeting, the importance of the chemical make up of what goes into our stuff is vitally important to how we manufacture and then dispose of the product at the of life.   More designers and makers need to understand how the chemical makeup of materials can be altered to help us create products that are less harmful to the environment and learn from natural processes. Chemists, in turn, can learn from the design sectors on what are the key issues they are facing and help create new and improved methods and materials.    If you have any questions about materials and chemistry or how your friendly biomimetic consultancy can help you, please do get in touch.   Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash   We are gathering interest for a short course in Nature-inspired Product Design that we are launching in the autumn.

To register your interest, please complete this form

We will be running the workshops in York or London depending on demand. We will be limiting the workshops to 10 attendees to ensure interaction with the group and facilitators.

If you would like to know about our workshops or to arrange with you events outside of the UK, please contact us.
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The importance of chemistry in your work

Tue, 2019/08/13 - 08:15
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"Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired." - Donald Cram

Why chemistry? Leading on from the discussions and debates at The Royal Society scientific meeting, the importance of the chemical make up of what goes into our stuff is vitally important to how we manufacture and then dispose of the product at the of life.   More designers and makers need to understand how the chemical makeup of materials can be altered to help us create products that are less harmful to the environment and learn from natural processes. Chemists, in turn, can learn from the design sectors on what are the key issues they are facing and help create new and improved methods and materials.    If you have any questions about materials and chemistry or how your friendly biomimetic consultancy can help you, please do get in touch.   Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash   We are gathering interest for a short course in Nature-inspired Product Design that we are launching in the autumn.

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We will be running the workshops in York or London depending on demand. We will be limiting the workshops to 10 attendees to ensure interaction with the group and facilitators.

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