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  1. New Arrival - Lewis Charters

    We are delighted to introduce Lewis Charters.  Lewis is our latest intern joining us while he is completing his MSc. Climate Change and Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds. During his time with us in York, Lewis will be working on some research into academic experiences of Nature Inspired…

  2. British Standards Institute

    Richard has been invited to work with the British Standards Institute (BSI) on as the UK representative for the ongoing international ISO standards on Biomimetics.  This will allow us to help shape the next stage in the development of new standards focusing on an ontology (organisation of knowledge) enhanced thesaurus,…

  3. Edinburgh Science and Biomimicry

    On the 13th April, we spoke to a full house at the Pleasance for our Design by Nature event as part of Edinburgh Science. Alongside Veronika Kapsali and Naomi Nakayama and the amazing host, Kathryn Harkup, we shared our stories about how we use biomimetics as part of our work Our discussions…

  4. TEDx York Summary

    Richard was delighted to be asked to be one of the speakers at TEDx York on the 16th of November. The event hosted by Heather Niven was focusing on Blurred Realities. With noted speakers such as Kim Arazi, Tim Leigh and Catherine Allen, the topics were as varied as VR and…

  5. BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries

    Richard spent time with BBC Countryfile team filming a segment marking 100 years since the end of WWI. Filmed at the presenter, Paul Martin’s house, they played around with sphagnum moss, sycamore seeds, camouflage, spider webs and pine cones whilst discussing what technologies were inspired by nature that has been used…

  6. Be The New Normal

    Nature as the Technology of the Future “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”, said Albert Einstein. Well, this is what we are going to do. Biomimicry is (or any other related terms) about how we can look to the natural world to find solutions…

  7. End of Year School Report

    Hello,Here is our end of year school report.  January and February saw us focus on EU funding proposals. Long and painful, but worth it in the long run. We ran workshops to students from Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences and The Royal College of Art as well.March was a busy month with presentations to…

  8. Disruptive Innovation Festival 2017

    Richard had the pleasure to broadcast a live studio session from the Disruptive Innovation Festival on Tuesday 7th November.   Here is a short summary of the discussions. The full interview can be found on Youtube. Talking with Marko Brajovic a talented Montenegrin architect living and working in Brazil, they discussed…

  9. “Behind the Science”

    The preview for the “Behind the Science” interviews beginning this month.

  10. join the club, the circular economy club

    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…

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