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Seedkit: design concepts learned from Pacific Northwest forests

How does the Northwest Forest evaporate such large volumes of rainwater?  And how can our buildings and infrastructure mimic those strategies to reduce polluted runoff?

2017/03/30 - 17:52 biomimicry, forest ecosystem, stormwater
An orientation to biomimicry for K-12 Teachers

This publication was created to help K-12 educators establish a general foundation in biomimicry and provide ideas for introducing this new way of thinking and problem solving to their students. It begins with a...

2017/03/30 - 17:43 biomimicry, education, K-12
Biomimicry Taxonomy

The Taxonomy is a classification system we developed to organize biological strategies by the functions they serve, such as: How does nature store water? Save energy? Protect from impact? We...

2017/03/30 - 17:41 AskNature, biomimicry, taxonomy
Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development - University of Geneva | Coursera

About this course: Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. 

This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political...

2017/03/03 - 09:31 ecosystem services, online course
Think Biomimicry - Shift From Idea to Implementation

By Biomimicry Chicago's Rachel Hahs ... [who] explores how we can shift from just being excited about the ideas behind biomimicry, to implementing biomimicry in practice in whatever fields we work.

Her most recent post,...

2016/11/02 - 09:26 biomimicry, Biomimicry in the Built Environment, blog
Biomimicry Basics: How To Innovate Using Nature's Strategies

If you take this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what biomimicry is and how it relates to other forms of bio-inspired design
  • Use the Biomimicry for Design methodology (the Biomimicry Design Spiral) for technical and non- technical...
2016/08/18 - 12:47 biomimicry, design, online course, self-paced
INCOSE/INSIGHT Special Edition: Natural Systems

The International...

2016/06/14 - 09:13 INCOSE, natural systems, NSWG
Introduction to Investment Readiness: MaRS’ online startup capital course

The challenge of funding often comes up in bio-inspired design discussions and generates a lot of interest, as demonstrated by the April 2015 B3D webinar on funding hosted by...

2016/01/24 - 19:37 funding, MaRS, online course
Le vivant comme modèle, la voie du biomimétisme

Originally posted at  English translation courtesy of Google and Microsoft.

2016/01/01 - 19:40 biomimicry, interdependence
WorldWide ElectroActive Polymer (WW-EAP) Newsletter

Focus: "the latest progress in the fields of Electroactive Polymers (EAP) and biomimetics."

Edited by:

Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Ph. D., 
Senior Research Scientist, 
Group Supervisor, Electroactive Technologies and NDEAA Lab
Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), MS 67-119...

2015/12/19 - 09:34 artificial muscles, biomimetics, electroactive polymers