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biomimicry

biomimicry & responsible innovation, paris conference september 9th

Event Info
Time: 
Mon, 2014-09-08 13:30 - 19:30
City: 
Paris
In order to face global social and environmental issues, new transdisciplinary and trans-sectorial approaches have become essential. 
 
BIOMIMICRY (bio=life, mimesis = imitate) is one of the most promising approaches as it takes advantage of living technologies and systems, selected by 3.8 billion years of evolution and adaptation in order to develop new innovative and sustainable products, services and organizational models.
 
Several scientific and methodological hurdles regarding biomimicry integration remain to be overcome: biolog

Collaborative economy & Biomimicry, interview with Gaëtan Dartevelle

Can biomimicry inspire the collaborative economy?

 

Interview with Gaëtan Dartevelle for OuiShare, creative community for the collaborative economy.

Saving the planet by imitating nature

By replicating smart design, materials and systems as found in nature we can create innovations for a more sustainable society.

 

Gauthier Chapelle explains in a short article in magazine "Le Point" (French)

 

Find more explanation and inspiration in the book 'Biomimicry' from Janine Benyus, now translated in French.

First European institute dedicated to Biomimicry launched!

The "Centre Européen de Compétences en Biomimétisme" was officially presented (see presentation) during a captivating afternoon in Senlis, in the North of Paris, thursday the 20th of September.

Initiated by Francis Pruche, the project was described by Pascale Loiseleur, maire of the city, with the support of the Department authorities. 

Conferences & Training

GREENLOOP DISSEMINATES AND TEACHES ON ITS BIOMIMETIC APPROACH VIA CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND PUBLICATIONS.

Conferences 

 

Introductory conferences to biomimicry

Learn more about the potential of biomimicry for innovation and sustainability. During these short conference sessions (30 min to 1h30) you and your audience can learn how the living world serves as an excellent library and example for products, systems and organisational design. Keywords: system thinking, biomimicry, sustainability, resilience, smart product design, collective intelligence and new collaborative business models.   

Biomimicry

Greenloop uses Biomimicry as a tool to provide innovative and practical answers to sustainability issues that are being faced by organisations.

Since the birth of life on earth more than 3 billion years ago, countless species have thrived spectacularly, interacting in a dynamic balance with the planet. Living species have secured their long-term survival through a process of natural adaptation by trial and error, providing us with the most successful example of sustainability on this planet.

The Scientific Approach

Because current environmental & economical challenges must be considered thoroughly, the Greenloop team is dedicated to delivering a true, yet positive message on environmental issues and the many ways to tackle them.

The Greenloop team is dedicated to delivering a true, yet positive message on environmental issues and the many ways to tackle them. Our definition and biomimetic practice of sustainability and resilience are scientifically grounded. The Greenloop team chose to stick to and compose with the latest scientific facts to avoid the deleterious impact of green-washing on the general public’s (consumer) opinion.

Approach

Greenloop tackles sustainability challenges by the use of biomimicry and its solid scientific grounds as a way to generate eco-innovative solutions for the technological and managerial sectors.
The Greenloop team is dedicated to a scientific approach, delivering a true, yet positive message on environmental issues and the many ways to tackle them.

Greenloop uses biomimicry as a tool to provide innovative and practical answers to sustainability issues that are being faced by organisations.

Greenloop embraces resilience thinking and system innovation.

About

Greenloop is a social enterprise; together with our clients we design exciting business opportunities that enhance resilience for the organisation and its ecosystem. Together we co-create more sustainable, innovative and future-proof companies using nature-inspired design principles.

Greenloop works with impact-driven entrepreneurs and companies to create value through development of innovative sustainable solutions.

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