Claire Janisch


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  • Claire is a Biomimicry Professional and sustainability and innovation advisor. She is a graduate of, and has been the Engineering instructor for the international 2-year biomimicry Professionals Program. She currently heads up biomimicrySA and was recently awarded Regional Network Leader of the Year award at the global Biomimicry Conference in June 2013.

    Claire works in the areas of strategy, technology and education and is the leading presenter, trainer and consultant for biomimicry in South Africa. As a biomimicry professional she spends her time exploring nature’s technological miracles in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature through expeditions and workshops – teaching & training professionals, students and scholars. She also dives deeper into research for companies and organisations- translating nature’s innovation and sustainability principles for the design of new products, processes & systems.

    Claire has an MSc Chem-Engineering in the field of Cleaner Production and has worked across Africa as a consultant in: Environmental Technologies, Sustainable Energy & Climate Change, Sustainable Production & Consumption, Sustainable Urban Design, Integrated Waste Management, Water Management Systems, Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Eco-labelling, Environmental Management and Environmental Education.

    Claire was selected in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 young South Africans in 2010 and 2011. She was a finalist in the Most Influential Women in Business & Government awards in 2012.