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Thursday 10th October

The Nature of Design

Event Venue and Description – Birmingham (The exact venue will be confirmed once an application is successful)

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is building a new UK network, showcasing the benefits of new product development design teams inspired by nature.  This event will showcase how biomimicry and nature inspired solutions are being used in established innovation processes from a section of innovative companies.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and share ideas about how to implement and benefit from Nature Inspired Solutions.

What are Nature Inspired Solutions?

In the past Biomimicry or Biomimetics started from simple imitation of natural organisms.  Over time, it has evolved through integration and combination with modern science and engineering to help us discover new materials, ways of combining nano/microstructures, applications and alternative ways of productions and process design thinking leading to nature inspired or bio inspired engineering.  Rather than imitating the whole plant, animal or biological process, nature inspired solutions aim to uncover the underlying mechanisms and apply them in the design of new products, processes or systems in a structured way.

This Nature Inspired Solutions (NIS) Special Interest Group aims to convene and grow the nature inspired solution community and accelerate innovation through cross-sector collaborations.

The benefits of attending are:

  • Discover how nature inspired engineering can help you solve some of your biggest challenges
  • Meet design experts currently using nature inspired approaches to innovation
  • Seek support form the NIS community
  • Showcase your research and demonstrate your nature inspire engineering solutions (subject to availability of space)
  • Broaden your network and make meaningful connections leading to collaboration opportunities

For further information and details of how to register, please follow the link provided.