BiomimicryNL Creates Nature-Inspired Innovation
Humans are clever, but without intending to, we have created massive sustainability problems for future generations. Fortunately, solutions to these global challenges are all around us.BiomimicryNL is a Dutch consultancy offering workshops, lectures and advice to companies interested in helping to accelerate the transition to the circular economy.
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Nature oriented solutions
Iconic projects is what they are interested in. These are projects that act as a confirmation of the value of learning from nature. BiomimicryNL is all about change, a change in thinking in R&D processes and about using nature-inspired solutions to meet the challenges of technology, architecture, to shape the financial system and to underlay products, processes and policy design. BiomimicryNL’s teachings inform social interactions at a company level.
BiomimicryNL draws upon an international network with partners such as Biomimicry 3.8 and Biomimicry Institute. This means English is spoken and there are experts in your region worldwide.
Integrating nature in the functional environment
Recalling the Jugenstil movement of the 1900s, which also drew upon natural forms, biomimicry is an integration of nature in the functional environment. Man-made nature, as it were. It is a quest not only for increased sustainability and more efficient functioning, but for beauty and harmony. Old techniques in new movements.
BiomimicryNL offers children and youth free materials for learning about nature and nature’s designs on their website. The very youngest can download worksheets, while youth can watch videos or take the biomimicry challenge and learn from nature. University students can arrange an internship with BiomimicryNL or get advice on the right courses to take to become an expert. BiomimicryNL also does consulting at universities and has set up a Master’s programme on bio-inspired innovation.