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From ambiguous to aspirational: Is your company ready to be bio-inspired?

From ambiguous to aspirational: Is your company ready to be bio-inspired?

A major reason that I pursued a PhD in biomimicry was to have the time and space to reflect on my experiences as a practitioner and consultant. I wanted to know why some organizations seem to embody the emulation of nature as an inherent part of their identity while others dabbled on a project or two and decided it didn’t work. As a reflective consultant, I was always looking for ways to serve my clients more effectively and enable a positive experience in their learning from nature. The majority of the last few professional years of my life have been dedicated to a seemingly simple question: What factors influence the adoption of nature-inspired innovation in multinational corporations?

Meet a Biomimic: Dan Quinn

Meet a Biomimic: Dan Quinn

In our latest installment of Meet a Biomimic, meet Dan Quinn, a researcher at the University of Virginia who is pioneering new ways of designing underwater and aerial robots by mimicking how fish and birds move. Read on to learn more about Dan’s research and check out this video to see his work in action.

The man-made world is horribly designed. But copying nature helps.

The man-made world is horribly designed. But copying nature helps.

By  Christophe Haubursin | Vox | 99% Invisible   Japan’s Shinkansen don’t look like your typical train. They’re fast — so fast they coined the term “bullet train” — with long, pointed noses that let them reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. But these Japanese...

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