The Biomimicry Blog

Articles focused on learning from nature
and creating nature-inspired innovations.

Biomimicry Examples in Action: Minimizing Food Waste with GreenPod Labs

Feb 20, 2024

Today, I want to share with you an inspiring story of biomimicry in action - one that is close to my heart — a tale of how a small yet passionate startup is using biomimicry to tackle the global challenge of food waste. 

This is the journey of GreenPod Labs, and its founder, Deepak,...

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Grown to Order: 10 Biomimicry Product Examples for Nature-Inspired Designers

Feb 06, 2024

If you’ve been hanging around the biomimicry space for a hot sec — you might have heard of the variety of ways in which biomimicry can be applied. 

You might have heard things like what can we learn from studying a plant, a fungus, an alga, or the human eye?

It's...

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The Top 5 Biomimicry Incubators, Competitions and Accelerators to Seed Your Business

Jan 30, 2024

From entrepreneur to eco-innovator, these are the five leading biomimicry incubators / accelerators from around the world. They are all unique, but share one thing in common - they’re all focused on the overlap - where business innovation meets nature's brilliance.

Whether you're an...

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Michael Pawlyn’s Biomimicry in Architecture - Book Summary and Insights

Dec 07, 2023

Dear designer, 

Some lucky individuals just have it

They can dance to the music of nature. Without a fuss, and to the beat. 

That's Michael Pawlyn, a pioneer of biomimicry, nature-inspired design extraordinaire… and someone who was born to design to the music of nature.

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The Lighter Side of Biomimicry: Structural Color

Nov 17, 2023

Structural color is a natural wonder.

Sadly, this nature-inspired innovation has yet to fully see the light of day.

We’re striving to change that through sharing the best of what nature has already figured out. 

This article explains what structural color is, how it was discovered, and...

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Our Top 10 Biomimicry Books of All Time

Nov 03, 2023

Ah, books! 

Today we proudly begin our Biomimicry Book Club and set our reading intentions for 2024. 

For the opening chapter, we’re listing our Top 10 biomimicry books of all time (so far ).

Each book covers or overlaps with biomimicry, from business to the built environment....

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Innovating with Nature: Ten of our Best Biomimicry Examples in Business

Nov 02, 2023

With our world now in crisis, planetary debates suggest we choose between capitalism and the planet. 

What about the third choice? 

‘Either or’ debates distract us from what is so desperately needed… action. The stoic philosopher in me is drawn to the single most...

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Biomimicry and Bees: What (more) can we learn from honeycombs?

Oct 18, 2023

It’s no secret. Honeycombs are the poster child of biomimicry design.

An effective design like no other, made with love by nature’s sweet (and buzzy) six-legged engineers.

Slap the honeycomb structure on any design—and voila, you just made it stronger, possibly...

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The Complete History of Biomimicry (with Examples)

Aug 30, 2023

If Imitation is the sincerest flattery, humans have been applauding the natural world for a good while now, perhaps since its inception. Emulating nature for designs that work is not new, and biomimicry (or biomimetics) is a (re)emerging discipline of ancient practice found within the majority of...

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Biomimicry Design Frameworks for Nature-Inspired Innovation

Jul 29, 2023

Whether you start with biological inspiration that leads to a design, or whether you start with a challenge and then look to nature for design solutions, there are 4 key phases/steps in the practice of biomimicry. Biomimicry is fundamentally a translation between nature and design, and in...

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