Biomimicry: Design Innovation Inspired by Nature

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Biomimicry: Design Innovation Inspired by Nature

March 11, 2017

£60 – £100

Do you have a nature-inspired design in architecture, design, fashion or technology? ……Then we want to see it!

Nature is the ultimate designer.

Resourceful, ingenious, sustainable, beautiful; Nature is a true teacher in innovation.

Some of the brightest minds in history – from Leonardo da Vinci to Albert Einstein – have been inspired and guided by its systems and creations. Some of mankind’s biggest inventions have come from observing nature’s variety and insightful ways of working and solving problems.

Today, we face a world of challenges in our society. For designers, challenges become opportunities to innovate. But in an era of renewed urgency towards a more sustainable future, how can nature inspire the next generation of designers?

This is where Biomimicry in design really comes into its own.

We invite you – thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world – to imagine innovative projects in the fields  of Architecture, Technology, Design, and Fashion inspired by Nature.


You are in control to determine what this represents to you.
Here are some guidelines to get you started in the right direction…

1)  Designs should showcase Biomimicry practices in either form, function or both.

2)  Projects should clearly show the link between the outcome and the natural inspiration behind it.

3)  Entries are not limited to conceptual ideas. They can also be works in progress or prototypes
which the entrant is currently developing or has recently produced.

4)  You can chose to work in multiple fields (architecture, product design, fashion, technology,
materials, etc) and scales (from tiny to extra large) for your entry.

5)  Think outside the box! Your design has to be inspired by nature –  true  – but this does not
necessarily mean it has to look like the object. An example would be Photovoltaic Cells, inspired
by leaves and their power to transform solar energy into food through photosynthesis.


x2 A1 digital sheets and 500 words explanatory text per team. Physical models are optional but encouraged.

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March 11, 2017
£60 – £100
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