The Three Biomimicry Examples that Teach You (almost) Everything you Need to Know

May 02, 2024

We’ve all been there - standing across from a friend or colleague, trying to explain the genius of biomimicry. It’s very hard to explain why something so simple can be so … genius. 

We’ve all heard about Velcro, Leonardo's flying machine and the Shinkansen Bullet...

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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 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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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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