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  1. “Behind the Science”

    Date 12 Nov 2017
    The preview for the “Behind the Science” interviews beginning this month.

  2. join the club, the circular economy club

    Date 29 Sep 2017
    We are delighted to announce that we are now local organisers for the Circular Economy Club in the York region This will connect us to a global network to share insights at the local level with organisations. Stay tuned for our first events. As a CEC Local Organiser, we manage the…

  3. plastic + packaging

    Date 09 Jun 2017
    As part of the OpenIDEO Circular Design Challenge, we ran a number of workshops in York to discuss how can shift away from a linear economy to a circular economy A number of unexpected things came out of the discussions. Firstly, that teabags are coated in plastics and that waxed lemons…

  4. water in edinburgh

    Date 06 Jun 2017
    We were invited to the Circular Economy Leaders Summit 2017 in Edinburgh held at Dynamic Earth.  150 emerging and existing leaders from in and around Scotlands water sector came together in the nation’s capital for a summit specifically designed to accelerate the pace of collaboration and innovation across the sector. This…

  5. in the footsteps of d’arcy thompson

    Date 05 Jun 2017
    We were invited to speak to the School of Life Sciences Research Staff Association at the University of Dundee. This well-attended event saw Richard explain how biomimetics has been used in the life sciences with examples taken from social insects through to ocean wanderers. The full presentation can be found here.

  6. genoa travels…

    Date 12 Apr 2017
    We are active members of the European Biomimicry Alliance. Our latest trip was organised by our colleagues in Italy and sunny Cogoleto, just to the west of Genoa. More than a dozen nationalities were represented.  The regular meetings give us the chance to share our best practices from our respective…

  7. workplace design

    Date 25 Mar 2017
    Richard spoke at the Workplace Trends Spring Summit 2017 in London. The summit focused health and wellbeing in the workplace with a range of amazing speakers from across Europe.  We especially enjoyed the presentions by Vicki Lockhart and Sarah Welton from the International Well Building Institute. The team from D/Dock…

  8. How does nature manufacture?

    Date 25 Jan 2017
    Much of our work in the past year has been investigating how the natural world manufactures. Working with Heriot-Watt University we are developing workshops for industry to tackle the pressing issues faced with manufacturing innovation in the 21st century. For a flavour of the work, this TEDx Heriot-Watt University talk by…

  9. global biomimicry network

    Date 21 Dec 2016
    We are delighted to announce that we are part of the Global Biomimicry Network. This gives us to reach a wider audience and connects us to colleagues around the world Regional and professional networks are independent organisms, not legally affiliated with the Biomimicry Institute, or each other. Together, we are

  10. Biomimicry Design Competition

    Date 27 Nov 2016
    Richard is a jury member of the recently launched Biomimicry competition by Eleven Magazine. The closing date of the competition 11th February 2017. For more information and to enter the competition, please follow the link here.

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