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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.


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


Past Events

Biomimicry Switzerland Past Events 

EPFL Open Days: Workshops and a Lecture  (5-6 November 2016, Lausanne)

EPFL Open Days is an event over which EPFL laboratories open their doors to show their work and discuss science. For 2016. edition of the EPFL Open Days Biomimicry Switzerland joined EPFL Bioinspired Projects Platform to co-organize a series of lectures and workshop on biomimicry.

EPFL Open Days - Biomimicry Workshop

EPFL Open Days - Biomimicry Workshop

Global Biomimicry and Bioinspired Innovation Conference (11-13 November 2016, Utrecht, NL)

Biomimicry and Bioinspired Innovation - 2016

Biomimicry and Bioinspired Innovation - 2016

Great talks with highlights of Dayna Baumeister, Michael Pawlyn and Jacques Chirazi to name a few. It was not only a great conference but also a great moment for BSwiss members to reunite (like this fish from Amsterdam having a lunch together ;))!

TEDx UTTroyes (Nov 2016 Troyes)

How can exploring, observing and imitating other living creatures and entities can inspire us ? What can biomimicry teach us? Presentation by Darja Dubravcic

The future is maybe not a place crowded with insensitive robots and machines... Nature and a bit of poetry can help us shaping a future with sustainable solutions. How can exploring, observing and imitating other living creatures and entities can inspire us ? What can biomimicry teach us ?

Economy, People & Planet (Oct 2016, Copenhagen)

Camille Fong from Biomimicry Switzerland had the opportunity to give a talk on ''Biomimicry, an opportunity to evolve the economy'' at the EPP 2016 conference organized by Omstilling Nu in Copenhagen. The Conference showed that our ongoing evolutionary transition is important and possible in all sectors and levels of the economy, starting with small actions. To read more about the event, click here.

EPP16 Conference 2016. Presensation by Camille Fong

EPP16 Conference 2016. Presensation by Camille Fong

Lift Geneva Conference (Feb 2016, Geneva)

Workshop: Deep Patterns in Nature’s Technologies 


Milano Design Week (Apr 2016, Milano)

Biomimicry Specialist Monica Cohen has desiged a space to re-think design and to share all the news about the biomimicry design community, platform for innovation, a place to join and connect with business partners at the Milano Design week. Patrick Baumann presented in this series his practical approach to solve lightweight design challenges: “The nature of lightweight design” 

Thought For Food Summit - Biomimicry Workshop (Apr 2016 Zurich)

BiomimExpo Expo (Jul 2016, Paris)

Nature Inspired Architecture Workshop (Dec 2015, Liechtenstein)  

The European Biomimicry Alliance (Nov 2015 Mallorca)

The European Biomimicry Alliance of which Biomimicy Switzerland is a founding member, is meeting on a regular basis and is fostering the collaboration of Biomimicry projects and fostering and nurturing the Biomimicry network all over Europe.


Biomimicry Applied to Economics (Nov 2015, Basel)

Workshop for Gymnasium Münchenstein

South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Eco Conference, Biomimicry Track (Oct 2015 Austin, TX)

"Bottom-up Economy" Presentation
Workshop: Business as Nature

Community Credit as a Long-term Self-funding Strategy for the Biomimicry Movement (Jul 2015)

Introduction to community credit and demonstration of the Biomimicry Exchange Network (BXN), Presentation by Jamie Brown-Hansen. 

Webinar of the Bio-credits Working Group of the Biomimicry Global Network (BGN)

Presentation by Jamie Brown-Hansen

Green Phoenix Congress (Oct 2014, Schweibenalp)

Presentation on "Biomimicry and Financial Permaculture"

What is a Financial System Conducive to Life? Biomimicry Switzerland Community Event
(Dec 2013, Basel)

Presentation by Jacques Chirazi

TEDxAmericasFinestCity - Learning from Nature's Genius  

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
— Jacques Yves Cousteau