The Biomimicry Switzerland team is available for workshops, presentations, design consultations and/or strategy discussions to connect you and your organisation with the genius of the natural world. Biological intelligence can be applied to our purposes whether as individuals, communities, schools, businesses, governments, or a global biological species in an evolutionary crisis. Our trained practitioners are comfortable with all of these audiences. It would be our privilege to support you on the journey to a deeper sustainability by applying the lens and approach of biomimicry.
We offer specialised content for sectors ranging from engineering and business to environmental policy and financial architecture. In general, our hope is to co-create an experience that will inspire your community to think differently about sustainability and help you move through the information age to the new ecological paradigm. We share inspiring stories from the experience of the global biomimicry community both historically and, most especially, since the structured discipline emerged after the publication of Janine Benyus' book in 1997.
Why choose biomimicry?
This practice of drawing on 3.8 billions years of regenerative design consistently inspires new ideas and solutions that leap-frog us forward in the efficiency and sustainability of our own products, processes and systems. In the experience of the world-leading biomimicry consultancy, Biomimicry 3.8, this design process applied within companies almost always leads to multiple patents for new designs that are more efficient and more sustainable than what came before, and the resulting biomimetic products do very well in the market. Nature delivers.
Far beyond profits, however, innovative solutions to all of our most complex challenges can be found in the natural world. The solutions are elegant and often lead to surprising breakthroughs. When we integrate biomimicry into our education, policy and development processes, we open channels for biological intelligence to inform our lives. This connection is pivotal in moving us toward the end-point of all sustainability trends: to a global economy that is an extension of ecology, where human and natural system designs flow together seamlessly. This is our next evolutionary step, and we need your help to do it.
Most of nature's design secrets have yet to be discovered. Even with the incredible advances made through biomimetic innovation to date, we have barely scratched the surface of the proven design ideas that can be found in the natural world. So many more solutions are waiting to be uncovered to create truly regenerative designs and a new paradigm for humans within the body of life on Earth. We hope you'll join us on the evolutionary treasure hunt!
We offer educational experiences including presentations, hands-on workshops, facilitated design challenges, guided nature walks and specialised seminars. These can be tailored to fit your organization’s needs and interests. Our trained practitioners facilitate these programs in person, and the duration of the services can vary depending on the context.
Educational participants will have an opportunity to learn and explore how biomimicry can spark creativity and disruptive thinking. The experience is designed to facilitate a new paradigm and approach to designing products, services, processes and systems. This will radically change your perception and appreciation of the natural world and how its intelligence can be infused in the culture of your organisation or community.
Examples of experiences we offer include:
Introductory Biomimicry Presentations
Backyard Workshops (one to three days)
Design Challenge Facilitation
Nature Immersion Activities
Guided Nature Walks
The Biomimicry Design Lens
Biomimicry and Engineering
Biomimicry and Finance
Biomimicry and Entrepreneurship
Biomimicry and Organizational Effectiveness
Applying Biomimicry to your Business
If you are interested in or have questions about these services. We look forward to accompanying you on this inspiring journey!
Biomimicry Switzerland offers hands-on experiential learning experiences for children and adults alike. The goal of these educational programs is to help participants re-connect with nature and learn how to access and apply nature's genius to human design challenges. Our team is dedicated to teaching and supporting biomimicry education throughout Switzerland.
Fundamentals of Biomimicry - Introductory Workshop
The Fundamentals of Biomimicry workshop provides an introduction to biomimicry thinking. Innovative entrepreneurs who wish to make sustainability an integral part of their work need inspiring examples of how it can be done. This course engages participants in how we can learn from natural processes to create products and services that are models of resource efficiency and beauty. Participants will explore the principles of biomimicry in depth and look at a number of architectural and engineering applications that have used this discipline to achieve radical improvements in resource efficiency.
Biomimicry Educational Workshop Series
The biomimicry educational workshop is a four-part series offering a more in-depth introduction to this field. You'll co-learn with professionals and students from a range of disciplines about the foundations of biomimicry and equip yourself to approach pressing design challenges by drawing inspiration from the natural world. You'll have a chance to explore the genius of our local Swiss biomes, led by local experts (e.g. local naturalists, biomimicry certified experts) who will reveal to you a whole new way of viewing and valuing the natural world!