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As a regional network of Biomimicry 3.8, Biomimicry Switzerland empowers Swiss educators, businesses and policymakers to sustainably emulate nature's 3.8 billion years of design strategies for human innovation and problem solving.

This process of consulting life’s genius utilises a clear, proven design methodology and effective implementation tools, developed by Biomimicry 3.8 over more than a decade of work with a broad range of stakeholders.  

As a regional network of Biomimicry 3.8, our mission is to empower Switzerland to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of elegant design strategies.  We work with policymakers, business, investors, educators, engineers, architects, designers, and other innovators to translate nature’s genius for the design of products, processes and systems that create conditions conducive to life.

Biomimicry Switzerland is dedicated to reconnecting people with nature, and human systems with natural systems.  Our vision is a high-tech economy that is also an extension of ecology, where human and natural system designs flow seamlessly together. 

Our team offers education and consulting on how natural systems can provide insights into solving systematic sustainability challenges through the emergence of new business models and financial instruments.  We perform economic and financial research, in-depth market analysis, and strategic consulting to entrepreneurs, investors, scientists and policy leaders to help accelerate the commercialisation of biomimetic innovations.  We also develop collaborative partnerships and services to support interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue across industry sectors and regional borders.

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Nature, ecology, connections, biomimicry, biomimetic, bionics, innovation, commercialization, finance, impact investments, design, sustainability, education, entrepreneurs, innovators, network, crowd funding, collaboration, expertise, science, biology, engineering, clean technology, analysis, financial analysis, biomimics, workshops, design challenge, teaching, financial instruments, rating systems, financial architecture, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, material science, scientific expertise, consulting, client relationships, creativity

 

Biomimicry Business Intelligence

Biomimicry, the discipline of applying Nature’s models and principles to solve human problems, consistently finds elegant ways to achieve specific and systemic economic and environmental goals.  Nature’s successes –streamlined structures, highly efficient mechanisms, and wasteless strategies that are sustainable in closed systems-- are transforming how we think about designing, producing, storing, transporting and distributing goods and services.  Successful biomimicry businesses now reflect Nature’s successes in a variety of products from Velcro fasteners to fast vehicles.  While the field is just emerging, in 15 years biomimicry could contribute $300B [in 2010 dollars] annual U.S. gross domestic product (Dr. L. Reaser, PLNU, 2010).  Worldwide, biomimicry is gaining central consideration in ambitious projects including city planning and high-speed rail. 

To keep pace with population growth in the next 15 years, innovative jobs creation for 600 million people is urged by international analysts, and biomimicry is noted for its economic potential (2013 Development Reports by Kauffman Foundation, UN and World Bank). Venture capitalization of biomimicry businesses will secure this innovative sector’s global economic growth and profitability to investors. Biomimicry Business Intelligence™ provides economic and financial research reports, in-depth market and product analysis for the financial community and government institutions. The first series of financial reports will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The goal was to cut out the extremely loud claps that occurred when Japan's bullet train emerged from tunnels. Engineers looked toward the kingfisher, which dives seamlessly into water. A nosecone designed after the bird's beak solved the issue. Photo of train via wikipedia; photo of kingfisher via Len Blumin

The goal was to cut out the extremely loud claps that occurred when Japan's bullet train emerged from tunnels. Engineers looked toward the kingfisher, which dives seamlessly into water. A nosecone designed after the bird's beak solved the issue.

Photo of train via wikipedia; photo of kingfisher via Len Blumin

Pax Technologies took the calla lily's shape as inspiration for a water mixer. The flower's centripetal spirals assist with the ideal flow of liquid, which allows their design to mix more liquid with a fraction of the horse power usually required. Using nature's perfected designs helps minimize energy requirements. Image of impeller via PAX Scientific, all rights reserved; Image of calla lily via the equinest

Pax Technologies took the calla lily's shape as inspiration for a water mixer. The flower's centripetal spirals assist with the ideal flow of liquid, which allows their design to mix more liquid with a fraction of the horse power usually required. Using nature's perfected designs helps minimize energy requirements.

Image of impeller via PAX Scientific, all rights reserved; Image of calla lily via the equinest