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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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Global Design Wettbewerb

Lerne Biomimicry und nehme gleichzeitig Teil am Global Biomimicry Design Wettbewerb

Das Biomimicry Institute und die Ray C. Andersen Stiftung stellen die Aufgabe, unseren Lebensraum mit seinen natürlichen Systemen zu beobachten und mit deren Hilfe die grösste Herausforderung unserer Zeit zu lösen - Der Klimawandel.

Das Team von Biomimicry Switzerland unterstützt diesen Wettbewerb als Mentoren und Schiedsrichter. Da es sich um einen internationalen Wettbewerb handelt ist die weitere Beschreibung in englisch.

The 2018-19 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is mobilizing thousands of students and professionals worldwide to tackle climate-related challenges using biomimicry. The goal: to show how nature-inspired design can provide viable solutions to the current climate crisis.

Over billions of years, living organisms on our planet have learned to adapt, survive, and thrive. We need to do the same. The impacts of our rapidly-changing climate are becoming more evident every day, with rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, and extreme weather events happening with increasing frequency. Inventors worldwide are using nature-inspired design to create solutions to address energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, food systems, transportation, water management, coastal communities, and fossil fuel usage. Applying nature’s design blueprints to our climate crisis can turn the tide.

Participants get access to our collection of biomimicry resources, the chance to be featured in high profile media, advice from experts and mentors, and the opportunity to win cash prizes. Up to ten teams will be invited to take part in the Biomimicry Accelerator, where they will compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize, which will be awarded each year.

Submission are due May 1, 2019

Biomimicry Switzerland mentors will:

  • Stimulate creative thinking and problem solving processes.

  • Help students experience the satisfaction of solving real world problems.

  • Provide advice on biomimicry, functional biology and project management.

  • Act as a resource for the team regarding biomimicry thinking process.

  • Act as a role model for the students.

  • Provide honest advice that is developmentally appropriate for the students.

Please contact us if you need any mentoring assistance 

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is mobilizing thousands of students and professionals worldwide to tackle climate-related challenges using biomimicry. The goal: to show how nature-inspired design can provide viable solutions to the current climate crisis. Learn more at
Each year the most promising teams in the open category of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge are invited to participate in the Biomimicry Accelerator program. Designed to help nature-inspired solutions advance beyond the concept stage, the Biomimicry Accelerator is an intensive 12-month program that assists teams in further developing their design concepts and market strategy utilizing business training, mentorship, and legal support provided by the Institute and its partners. At the end of each Biomimicry Accelerator cycle, one team is awarded the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, endowed by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists 2018

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists 2018