Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Biomimicry Switzerland is collaborating with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to educate and inspire students and faculty to integrate biomimicry as a viable approach and methodology into design to create, develop and commercialize truly sustainability solutions.
Biomimicry@EPFL Fusebox Challenge
Fusebox is an interactive platform where students can propose ideas on a given topic. Biomimicry@EPFL used Fusebox to create an opportunity for student to address the challenge of food security in a design contest called “Biomimicry: Nature has the solution”. The contest consists in addressing a so far unsolved problem by getting inspiration from nature. The Fusebox challenge enhances students’ creativity and empower them to design sustainable and smart solutions whatever their field of studies. This process will help identify and select the best innovators to bring on board for the real contest the Biomimicry Design Challenge organized by the Biomimicry Institute in 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018.