THE BIOMIMICRY INSTITUTE

Building a new generation of
sustainability innovators

Through biomimicry education and entrepreneurship, we’re helping people create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

OUR PROGRAMS

Explore nature’s solutions and the ideas they’ve inspired with this powerful, free online tool.

Teach STEM in a whole new way with a biomimicry challenge tailored for 6-12th grade learners.

Learn biomimicry while creating real solutions to climate change. Win prizes and the chance to join the Biomimicry Launchpad!

Get support to bring your nature-inspired design to market and a chance to win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®. 

OUR IMPACT

Designing a bright future

A design team from Mexico transforms a biomimicry challenge win into a thriving new interdisciplinary consultancy.

BIOMIMICRY AND DESIGN EXPEDITION 2019

Ready for a summer adventure?

Explore ten different ecosystems in Mexico’s beautiful Veracruz State as you learn to see nature differently and work your way through the biomimicry methodology to solve a design challenge.

Register by May 18th and save 14%!

Seven international teams advance in the Biomimicry Launchpad

Biomimicry accelerates the kinds of breakthroughs we need to halve carbon emissions over the next decade. Meet the seven teams who have advanced to the second stage of the Biomimicry Launchpad, where they’re working to bring their nature-inspired solutions to life.

Meet a Biomimic: Carlos Rego

Meet Carlos Rego, a biomimicry specialist and designer at Logoplaste Innovation Lab in Portugal. Watch as Carlos sits down with biomimicry educator and biologist Sherry Ritter to share how he has incorporated biomimicry into his work and his life.

Learning the Lessons of the Planet

As a science educator, I feel we can and should do a far better job of helping people see and understand the systems that govern our world, and internalize the lessons they can teach us. 

Learning to Think in Wild New Ways with the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge

“When we look at what is truly sustainable, the only real model that has worked over long periods of time is the natural world.”

Janine Benyus  / Co-founder, The Biomimicry Institute

Film by Tree Media

SUPPORT US

Support a new era of design

Imagine a world where everything we make is inspired by, and connected to, the natural world. With your support, this vision is becoming a reality. Learn how to join us in developing the next generation of innovators whose designs will help both people and planet thrive.

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

The Biomimicry Global Network is my professional sounding board to hatch my ideas.

Gamelihle Sibanda, Biomimicry South Africa

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