Combining the use of TRIZ (Toolkit-based on analysis of technical contradictions in patents) with biological functions.
Method for functionally representing biological systems through systematic design techniques.
Research focusing on self-organising and hierarchal structures for engineering.
The aim is to provide designers with two principle design tools: the ability to create and maintain structured descriptions of biological systems, and the ability to quickly access descriptions useful to a designer's project.
A searchable database of bio-inspired engineering knowledge, created cataloging examples of biologically inspired research for both the design and manufacturing of engineered products and devices.
Database of over 400 case studies of products that have been inspired by nature.
Database that supports biomimetic design in general and the structural biomimetic design method.