BIOMIMICRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW YORK STATE COMPANIES AND RESEARCHERS
Speakers Laura Jay and Namita Kallianpurkar will describe and examine what is new in the field of bio-inspired design technology.
Biomimicry is a design process that studies and learns from nature’s model, then imitates or takes inspiration from natural forms and processes to solve human problems.
Biomimetic innovations are helping companies save energy, reduce waste, and create successful products by using the natural world for inspiration. PaxScientific, for example, mimics the spiral-shaped flow of natural systems such as tornadoes and whirlpools. The company’s fan increase performance in settings as diverse as wastewater treatment plants and computer cooling systems.
Companies that have used biomimicry have reported that the process breaks them free of traditional research and development paradigms, opening a new world of potential innovation by introducing the brilliance of natural solutions. Companies may be able to reduce costs, minimize regulatory oversight, and create unique marketing opportunities.
NYSERDA is funding a 5-year program that reaches out to New York State manufacturers to participate in free workshops to identify opportunities for NYSERDA-funded individual consulting on biomimetic design. This program will bring companies facing energy
challenges together with biologists who can prove insight into potential solutions.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Trespa Design Centre New York
62 Greene Street
New York, New York
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