NIS SIG launch event: Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges

27 June 2019

On Tuesday 9 July, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens will present a Keynote lecture on Nature-inspired Solutions for Engineering - A Transformative Methodology for Innovation at the NIS SIG launch event. The event has been organised by Innovate UK, KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network).

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. The target application sectors are transport, infrastructure and energy.

The kick-off event on the 9th July in London will introduce the aims and objectives of the SIG and give delegates the opportunity to hear about the latest innovations in nature inspired technologies, see NIS showcases and network with leading experts in the sector.

The sold-out event will take place at the Hallam Conference Centre, London from 09:30 – 16:30 . 

For more information and to review the agenda, please visit Eventbrite     

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NIS SIG launch event: Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges