The field of biomimetics or biomimicry has been around since the beginning of mankind. Lately, thanks to new technologies, this cross-disciplinary research field has entered a dynamic phase and opened up a whole new world of opportunities. Biomimicry is about inspiring new design, developing products, solving engineering challenges and initiate new industrial processes.
Special guests: Biomimicry Institute/Asknature, Montana, USA, and Autodesk. Other partners: Aalto University, Bionis, KTH Innovation, Innventia, Swedish Biomimetics 3000, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Royal Institute of Technology, Umeå Plant Science Center, SweTree Technologies AB, Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Södra Cell, Vinnova, Formas. Speakers: Christopher Allen and Denise DeLuca, Biomimicry Institute and Asknature.org; Vincent Bulone, director of Biomime; Lars Berglund, Biomime and director, Wallenberg Wood Science Center; Albert Mihranyan, Ångström Laboratory; Michael Dobry, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University; Lars Uno Larsson, Swedish Biomimetics 3000; Sofia Hiort av Ornäs, SweTree Technologies AB; Professor Richard Bonser, University of Reading, director of BIONIS and lecturer in biomimetics, Industrial Sustainability – Biology Can Provide Inspiration for New Textile Materials.