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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



Upcoming Events

Rupicapra Rupicapra

1:00 PM13:00

Biomimicry - Future Innovation is Nature-Inspired - Impact Hub Bern

Nature stores millions of kWh of energy every day, cleans millions of cubic meters of water, produces millions of cubic meters of oxygen, absorbs millions of tons of CO2, produces millions of tons of biomass, ... and still looks good. Our living environment does all this in normal ambient temperature, without any imported energy, with only about 5 natural elements,  without having to haul resources, without any technology and often under the most difficult and appalling conditions. Our biosphere contains millions of years of experience in problem-solving - why do we not let it inspire ourselves more often to solve our daily, entrepreneurial and social problems?

Biomimicry, defined as 'nature-inspired innovation', does exactly that. Developed about 20 years ago by J. Benyus in the USA (B3.8 and Biomimicry Institute), the Biomimicry method enjoys growing attention around the world. The idea is not to recreate nature, but to learn from her and to apply strategies from nature to create human solutions. Biomimicry is focused on sustainability, performance and effectiveness, but above all on the rethinking of why and how we do things. Biomimicry is a domain of innovation, an application method, as well as a philosophy for life and work. Through hints from the multitude of organisms, she seeks to shape a sustainable and life-friendly human existence on planet Earth.

A well-known example is the lotus, whose property of repelling water and dirt particles is already used for self-cleaning surfaces. Another is the self-healing horn of the rhinoceros, which is increasingly inspiring self-repairing materials. Or the termite hill, which has inspired buildings that are able to cope without any technical cooling even in the hottest regions. These are just three of thousands of examples of how innovators are employing references from the living world to rethink our materials, processes, products, and systems. Living organisms can inspire entrepreneurs and creators to create more efficient, more sustainable, more cost-effective technologies and products. The possibilities are endless when we consult nature. Let Biomimicry Switzerland introduce you to the philosophy and methodology of Biomimicry for an evening and take a look at their most convincing application examples.

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BiomimiExpo 2017
8:30 AM08:30

BiomimiExpo 2017

Biomim’expo, c’est le grand rassemblement annuel des acteurs et des parties prenantes du biomimétisme et des approches qui s’inspirent de la Nature pour innover et créer les conditions d’un modèle de développement renouvelé et respectueux de l’environnement.

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Geneva Global innovation Days
9:00 AM09:00

Geneva Global innovation Days

  • The Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

he G3iD 2017 main event will bring together people and organizations to explore hands-on how to collaborate and form partnerships to radically accelerate the achievement of SDGs, impacting social innovation in International Geneva and beyond.

With roughly 2000 square meters at the Tour CFF, we have over 100 organisations exhibiting and co-creating solutions and hosting workshops at the co-creation factory, and many more attending.  In addition, we will have extra crazy pitches during the whole day, as well as themed discussion clusters around specific SDG-related topics.  

To keep you on top collaborative and co-creative form there will be coffee and brain food served during the day, and a vegan, local. organic, lunch will be available at a reasonable 12 CHF (pre-booking lunch is strongly recommended).

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