Discover your place in biomimicry

Join the Biomimicry Global Network to learn more about biomimicry and discover how to apply that knowledge to the design opportunities in your communities.

Bay Area Biomimicry Network

Bay Area Biomimicry Network
San Francisco, California
Founded 2010

Biomimicry Chicago

Biomimicry Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Founded 2012

Biomimicry Mexico

Biomimicry Mexico
Mexico City

Biomimicry Netherlands

Biomimicry NYC

Biomimicry NYC
New York City, New York
Founded 2011

Biomimicry Oregon

Biomimicry Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Founded 2010

 

 

 

 

Biomimicry Puget Sound

Biomimicry Puget Sound
Seattle, Washington
Founded 2012

Biomimicry Quebec

Biomimicry Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Founded 2010

Biomimicry South Africa

Biomimicry South Africa
Cape Town
Founded 2009

Biomimicry Texas

Biomimicry Texas
Austin, Texas
Founded 2011

Great Lakes Biomimicry

Great Lakes Biomimicry
Cleveland, Ohio
Founded 2010

Biomimicry Alberta

Biomimicry Alberta
Calgary/Edmonton
Founded 2013

Biomimicry Chile

Biomimicry Chile
Santiago
Founded 2013

Biomimicry Iberia

Biomimicry Iberia
Granada, Spain

Biomimicry India

Biomimicry India
Bangalore
Founded 2014

Biomimicry New England

Biomimicry New England
Boston, Massachusetts

Biomimicry New Zealand

Biomimicry Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand
Founded 2012

Biomimicry Switzerland

Biomimicry Switzerland
Basel
Founded 2012

Biomimicry San Diego

Biomimicry San Diego
San Diego, California
Founded 2012

Biomimicry Yucatan

Biomimicry Yucatan
El Cuyo, Yucatan
Founded 2012

 

 

 

 

BCN Biomimicry China Network

Biomimicry China
Shanghai
Founded 2013

Biomimicry Taiwan

Biomimicry Taiwan
Taipei
Founded 2014

BiomimicrySwarm Australia

BiomimicrySwarm Australia
Melbourne, Victoria
Founded 2012

 

 

 

 

Biomimicry Northern Forest

Biomimicry Northern Forest
Central New York State
Founded 2012

 

 

 

 

Biomimicry Colombia

Biomimicry Colombia
Founded 2010

Biomimicry Germany

Biomimicry Germany
Berlin
Founded 2013

Biomimicry Italy

Biomimicry Italy
Trento
Founded 2014

Biomimicry LA

Biomimicry LA
Los Angeles, California
Founded 2012

Biomimicry Caribe

Biomimicry Caribe
Colombia

Biomimicry Colorado

Biomimicry Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Founded 2015

Coastal Redwood Biomimicry

Coastal Redwood Biomimicry
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Founded 2015

Biomimicry Brasil

Biomimicry Brasil
São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro/Porto Alegre
Founded 2015

Biomimicry Costa Rica

Biomimicry Costa Rica
Founded 2016

Countries

Regional Networks

Participants

It’s all about connection…

Join the thousands of nature-inspired innovators across the world, working to practice, teach, and spread biomimicry in their region.

Find a network near you

Connect with biomimicry practitioners and educators in your home region.

Start a Network

Can’t find a network near you? Start your own!

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Learn about biomimicry workshops, events, and opportunities around the world.

The purpose of the global, regional and professional networks is to spread the practice and philosophy of biomimicry and to apply that knowledge to design opportunities that create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

Regional networks

These networks advance the knowledge, practice and application of biomimicry in a specific location. Examples of projects include introducing biomimicry to local schools, creating biomimicry business incubators, and applying biomimicry to architectural and planning projects.
How to join a regional network
  • Check the map above for links to current Biomimicry Regional Networks and links to their websites.
  • Don’t see a regional network near you? Learn how to start a network here.

Professional networks

Participants in professional networks work to advance biomimicry within their profession. Currently, there are two professional biomimicry networks:

The Biomimicry Education Network (BEN)
Members include educators who work with youth, university students, and informal student groups. The BEN website provides resources to help educators bring biomimicry into the classroom and facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices.

How to join the BEN
To become a member of the Biomimicry Education Network, sign up here (it’s free!).You’ll get access to curricula and resource downloads, be able to comment on the BEN Blog, and connect with other biomimicry educators around the world.

bSoul
bSoul is a professional network of biomimicry practitioners open to persons who have already received training in biomimicry. The group does not provide basic training in biomimicry, rather they enhance existing knowledge. To learn more, contact bSoul by email using the address info(at)bsoul(dot)org. Also check out their Facebook updates here.

Start a Network

If you don’t see a regional network in your area and you are inspired to spread biomimicry in your region, start your own!

We also would love to see new professional networks get started. If you would like to spread biomimicry in your professional ranks, please be in touch with us via Networks@biomimicry.org,

Learn more about starting regional and professional biomimicry networks here.

How to Start a Network
Regional and professional networks are independent organisms, not legally affiliated with the Institute, or each other. Together, we are actively collaborating in the formation of regional and global structures that help spread the biomimicry meme and catalyze the application of biomimicry.
“I joined BiomimicryTX to help expand the outreach of the meme, develop training and professional interest for biomimicry in the area, create and convene partnerships to tackle critical challenges facing Texans, and to leverage the strengths and abilities of Biomimicry Institute and emerging networks around the globe.” Kathy Zarsky

Entrepreneur, BiomimicryTX, co-founder

“I co-founded the Biomimicry Chile Network because I wanted to create a space where people could grow their talents, participate in a multidisciplinary environment, and use those talents to challenge the status quo about the way we operate in our world, locally and globally.” Miguel Palape

Civil Engineer, Biomimicry Chile, co-founder

“I joined BiomimicryNYC because I believe that nature is the model that we should emulate to create a better world. It has also been a great way to connect to like minded professionals to work together for greater impact in our community.” Chris Garvin

Sustainability Consultant, BiomimicryNYC, member

“As a co-founder of the ‘Biomimicry India Network’ we hope to spread and embed biomimicry thinking in Indian education, design, business and policy. With a population of nearly 1.3 billion people and a rapid pace of urbanization, biomimicry thinking can contribute towards building a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable India.” Seema Anand

Architect, Biomimicry India, co-founder

Stories from the network

Regional Networks are tackling sustainability challenges at the local level, improving their communities while raising awareness of biomimicry. Professional Networks are spreading and advancing the practice and philosophy of bioimimicry within their fields. Here are several of numerous outstanding projects that are happening across the globe.

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.
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