Biomimicry--A Growing Movement in the Marketplace

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Biomimicry--A Growing Movement in the Marketplace

Reprinted from SXSW Eco Blog by Allison Bernett of Terrapin Bright Green
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

Biomimicry is a hot topic right now--especially with the emergence of academic programs like Arizona State University’s biomimicry masters degree, centers like the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and now a biomimicry track at SXSW Eco. We have seen many innovative, environmentally-friendly technologies emerge from this process of translating natural strategies into engineered solutions. From disruptive products like Regen’s Swarm Energy Management™ that reduces building energy demand between 15-30% to Sharklet™ surfaces that inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria by up to 90% without the use of biocidal chemicals, biomimicry provides breakthrough, sustainable solutions at a time when our world desperately needs them.  

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