It's a strategy for creating high-performance, sustainable technologies that scale.
"Projections are that by 2025, biomimicry could represent $1 trillion of gross domestic product, including $300 billion of U.S. GDP. ... More than $200 billion was invested in sustainable business worldwide in 2010 - a 40 percent increase from 2009... . In 2009, more than 900 patent applications submitted to the U.S. Patent Office contained the words biomimicry, bio-inspired, or similar terms. ... Scholarly articles on biomimicry, which are strong precursors of technology transfer to industry, multiplied five times in ten years. ... From 2000 to 2010, grants to study bio-inspired design tripled, and the value of grants quadrupled to $93 million."**
The opportunity is hard to overstate. For much more about biomimicry, check out Janine and Jay's books (below). To be the first to know about the next evolution of this project, get behind-the-scenes access with the pre-release exclusive
is a large firm developing numerous biomimetic industrial technologies.