Humanity’s Biggest Challenges.
Nature’s Proven Solutions.

We are the bridge between biology and design, advancing the adoption of nature-inspired strategies to help solve the most pressing problems of our time.

 
CHOOSE YOUR BIOMIMICRY PATH

Whether you are a student, parent, educator, entrepreneur, or a concerned citizen, you have found your place in advancing regenerative solutions. You can begin your journey by following one of the pathways below to connect with nature and bring biomimicry into your life.

Explore nature’s strategies and learn how to apply them to problems.

Spread nature’s wisdom through professional learning opportunities.

Change culture and business by bringing solutions to market.

The Biomimicry Institute welcomes our new CEO, Amanda Sturgeon.

Amanda is an architect and non-profit leader with a proved track record of global leadership in regenerative and biophilic design. She brings a wealth of experience in scaling high-impact non-profits, as well as a deep passion for biomimicry and the connection between people and nature.

2023 Ray of Hope Prize Recipient Announced

Meet Sparxell, a UK-based startup creating the next generation of colors and effects with vibrant, metal-like pigments, all from plant-based cellulose. Together, they are showing how nature can color our world without the harmful environmental and societal effects of mined and synthetic minerals.

The 2023-2024 Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge is Live!

How can middle school and high school students learn to see nature as an ally in solving the problems most important to them? How can formal and informal educators introduce biomimicry curriculum as an engineering strategy? To inspire kids with engaging STEM experiences aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

FEATURED BIOMIMICRY RESOURCE

The Nature of Fashion

What would the fashion industry look like if it functioned as an ecosystem? By realigning ourselves with what occurs in nature, we can design a next-generation textile production model that recognizes its connections to the biosphere. This report explores the material flows that underpin natural systems and shows that the first thing we must learn from nature is how to design for decomposition. It also shows how the fashion industry, relying on advances in regenerative agriculture, cellulosic fibers, fermentation, and gasification, can work with existing technology and nature to jump-start the transition to bio-compatible fibers right now. Read the report and take the next steps to transform the system.

 
The Biomimicry Institute is looking at how nature decomposes to tackle our massive fashion waste problem. 
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Support the Next Generation
of Nature-Inspired Innovators

Imagine a world where everything we make is inspired by the natural world. By supporting the Biomimicry Institute you:

  • Help bring biomimicry education to more students and educators
  • Accelerate the growth of more nature-inspired startups and entrepreneurs
  • Increase the number of biological strategies and resources on AskNature.org and across our entire organization.

The next big idea in sustainability is probably a million years old. Join the Biomimicry Institute to discover nature’s wisdom.

Biomimicry is the roadmap, the framework for innovation.

Lynelle Cameron, President, Autodesk Foundation

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