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  1. Winners of the Design Competition

    Eleven Magazine Competition - Design Innovation Inspired by Nature Having judged all the entries from the design competition (hosted by Eleven Magazine) through the various rounds, the jury decided to award the overall prize to Karina Ashrapova from Russia with her entry titled, “Symbiotic Architecture: Space of Emotional Saturation” Her summary…

  2. ecophon interview

    Following on from Richard’s talk at the Workplace Trends conference he was interviewed by Ecophon for their regular blog posts on workplace design.  You can visit the interview on their pages and here from Sarah Welton the Well Building Institute.

  3. plastic + packaging

    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

    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

    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…

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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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