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Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Biomimicry visionary Janine Benyus in Akron

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and then emulating life?s best ideas to create a more sustainable world. By mimicking nature?s time-tested strategies, biomimics are learning to create concrete like a coral, resist bacteria like a shark, produce colors like a peacock, purify water like a marsh, and gather energy like a leaf. Since the publication of her seminal book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus and her colleagues at Biomimicry 3.8 have developed a method for bio-inspired design while introducing millions to its potential. They?ve worked with over 250 corporate clients and professors from more than 100 universities to integrate biomimicry in both design and decision making. They have collaborated with some of the world?s greatest innovators to re-imagine everything from carpet to cities. In this discussion, Benyus will give an insider?s view of the latest biomimicry advances on the drawing board and in the market.

Part of the University of Akron Forum Series. 

Go here for details and information about free tickets. 

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and then emulating life?s best ideas to create a more sustainable world. By mimicking nature?s time-tested strategies, biomimics are learning to create concrete like a coral, resist bacteria like a shark, produce colors like a peacock, purify water like a marsh, and gather energy like a leaf. Since the publication of her seminal book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus and her colleagues at Biomimicry 3.8 have developed a method for bio-inspired design while introducing millions to its potential. They?ve worked with over 250 corporate clients and professors from more than 100 universities to integrate biomimicry in both design and decision making. They have collaborated with some of the world?s greatest innovators to re-imagine everything from carpet to cities. In this discussion, Benyus will give an insider?s view of the latest biomimicry advances on the drawing board and in the market. Part of the University of Akron Forum Series.  Go here for details and information about free tickets. 

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