As a regional network of Biomimicry3.8, BiomimicrySA promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies. This process of consulting life’s genius utilises a clear, proven design methodology, complete with effective implementation tools, developed over a decade of work with companies, entrepreneurial organisations, universities, governments, and non-profits. BiomimicrySA inspires, educates, enables & connects biomimics in South Africa through:
Presentations: The biomimicry community consists of a suite of outstanding and dynamic speakers and we look forward to inspiring your audience.
Education and Training (Schools, Universities, Field Guides, Professionals): BiomimicrySA offers a range of education and training workshops. These include 1-3 day introductory workshops for schools, universities, field guides & professionals as well as a 3-day to 1-week expedition workshops for professionals.
Projects : BiomimicrySA’s team has initiated and supported a number of projects with a number of partner organisations as well as our own initiatives. The projects aim to demonstrate the benefits of biomimicry as applied to design challenges in South Africa and Africa. They also serve to develop biomimicry capacity and expertise in a variety of fields in South Africa. Projects include:
- A 5 year project on biomimicry for water treatment supported by the Water Research Commission.
- The Naturally Knysna and Discovery Challenge Park projects.
- The Genius of Place projects – starting in the Western Cape.
- The Abuja City – world class city design for Nigeria, with biomimicry underlying the key design principles of the city.
- The Learning Journey projects of individuals and teams – growing capacity of biomimicry practitioners in a variety of fields.
Consulting: Our biomimicrySA team and network of local and international biomimics offer a range of consulting products and services for your organisation. These are relevant to the fields of innovation, sustainability, change management, and resilience
Deep Research: We have a network of local and international biomimicry experts who can assist you with relevant biomimicry research for your organisation.
Connecting: We also host local biomimicry network events in the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Every so often an idea comes around that is a game changer. After we hear it and understand it, we never see the world quite the same ever again. Biomimicry is such an idea. It shows that a sustainable world already exists. Innovative solutions to your business and other challenges already exist. Right outside. Tested over eons. When you realize that the tools and case studies exist and that nature’s time tested genius can be translated to solve human challenges, it’s one of the most inspiring approaches to sustainability and other challenges you’ll ever hear.
- Biomimicry 101
- Biomimicry Systems Thinking
- Biomimicry Life’s Principles
- Re-imagining Systems (with Genius Works)
- Biomimicry Expeditions
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