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The Nature of Design - Birmingham

Event details
Thursday, 10 October 2019
9:30 am – 16:00 pm
Overview
The Knowledge Transfer Network is building a new UK network, showcasing the benefits of new product development design teams inspired by nature.

The Knowledge Transfer Network 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.

As we expect the event to be popular, please express your interest to attend. We will select individuals and organisations from a variety of sectors and backgrounds to ensure the event is well represented.

 

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

 

Benefits of attending

  • 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 from the NIS community.
  • Showcase your research and demonstrate your nature inspired engineering solutions (subject to availability of space).
  • Broaden your network and make meaningful connections leading to collaboration opportunities.

 

Draft agenda

The event will run from 10:00-16:00 with a selection of guest speakers from a variety of innovative companies, showcase opportunities for nature inspired technologies and networking activities to help you embed nature inspired approaches into your companies to solve your particular challenges. A refined agenda and details about speakers will be updated shortly.

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