Every so often an idea comes around that is a game changer. After we hear it and understand it, we never see the world quite the same ever again. Biomimicry is such an idea. It shows us that genius solutions to our challenges already exist—right outside, in nature. Tested over eons. Biomimicry is at the top of a “top trends” list Fortune magazine recently published, which argued, “If you’re not incorporating the most brilliant ideas from the natural world into what you do, you’re leaving money on the table.”
Imagine having millions of years of experience in developing and operating complex distributed systems? What if we could reverse-engineer nature’s strategies for high-performance, resilient, and secure systems? From organisms to ecosystems, Claire Janisch explores some of the best biomimicry opportunities inspired by nature’s software and wetware.
Claire Janisch is the founding director of BiomimicrySA and a cofounder of the Biomimicry for Africa Foundation. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional, Claire spends her time exploring nature’s genius in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature teaching and training professionals, students, and scholars. She also dives deeper into research for companies and organizations, translating nature’s innovation and sustainability principles for the design of new products, processes, and systems. Claire is a graduate of and was a lead trainer for the Biomimicry Professional Program offered by Biomimicry 3.8, integrating the fields of biology, engineering, design, and business.
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