Bionics – Innovation from Nature: Designing Towards a Sustainable Future

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Mar
11
Bionics – Innovation from Nature: Designing Towards a Sustainable Future
Presenter: Harald Nuhn

Description: Humankind is facing growing challenges – from food, health care and energy. In less than 150 years, we have made technological advances allowing us to supply billion of people with energy, food, healthcare. However, most of it on the cost of the environment. Current solutions and designs seem to work against our home, Earth. Why not develop sustainable solutions that work with our home?

This talk introduces you to Bionics. Bionics, as a scientific discipline, is a powerful tool to develop new solutions, based on existing examples in nature. However, Bionics does not copy. Bionics uses engineering tools to understand how nature solves a problem, then leverages and transforms this knowledge it into a new application. Bionics allows to address fundamental questions in e.g. energy or communications. What can we learn from termites to build energy efficient buildings? What can we learn from fish and apply to transportation? This presentation introduces Bionics as an additional tool to drive innovation. 
Date and Time
March 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm



Presenter: Harald Nuhn

Description: Humankind is facing growing challenges – from food, health care and energy. In less than 150 years, we have made technological advances allowing us to supply billion of people with energy, food, healthcare. However, most of it on the cost of the environment. Current solutions and designs seem to work against our home, Earth. Why not develop sustainable solutions that work with our home?

This talk introduces you to Bionics. Bionics, as a scientific discipline, is a powerful tool to develop new solutions, based on existing examples in nature. However, Bionics does not copy. Bionics uses engineering tools to understand how nature solves a problem, then leverages and transforms this knowledge it into a new application. Bionics allows to address fundamental questions in e.g. energy or communications. What can we learn from termites to build energy efficient buildings? What can we learn from fish and apply to transportation? This presentation introduces Bionics as an additional tool to drive innovation.