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In any field or location, nature provides opportunities for ideas and innovations that you may have yet to think of.
We don't just give you a technical guide to biomimicry; we support all acts of nature-inspired creativity.

If you're a student, we can help you with the act of invention, as well as the research topic and experimental design of your science project,
If you're a researcher in a company, we can provide realistic solutions to problems in your product/service.

Get the answers you need from MIMICUS by requesting training or direct consulting services.

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The Brave New World of Biomimicry

Different education levels, same goal.

No matter what it is, we'll grow your idea so that you can take it home with you!

🧒 Junior Program

An educational program tailored for middle and high school students.

Explore the natural environment around us, the relationship between nature and humanity, and develop design solutions to solve our social problems from nature's sustainable solutions. It is a future-oriented STEAM education for youth who will be at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 10 years. The curriculum prioritizes enhancing the power of observation and nurturing a keen eye for detail and discovery.

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🎓 ​Beginner Program

An advanced collegiate-level engineering design education program

Dive into creative engineering design techniques, where you will learn to identify and define product or service problems for solving. Explore exemplary instances of biomimicry design, grasp the underlying principles, and explore physicochemical, biological, and ecological phenomena that can be harnessed to address the design problem. Engage in group activities to develop, prototype, and demonstrate innovative product-service concepts. This program emphasizes a heightened focus on Creation.

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🧑‍💼 ​Practitioner Program

Acquire a range of design problem-solving techniques with a specific focus on biomimicry. Define the product or service problem that needs to be addressed and establish the functional requirements. Investigate physicochemical phenomena that can be leveraged to achieve the desired functionality. Explore and generate many creative product or service development ideas, drawing inspiration from relevant biological and ecological phenomena. Converge these ideas based on design requirements and engage in team activities to conceptualize the product or service. Additionally, develop business strategies that incorporate ecological approaches and transform them into a biomimicry business canvas. Throughout the entire curriculum, the program is enriched with a focus on Extraction and Transition, enhancing the practical application of acquired knowledge and skills.

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Biomimicry Training Programs

Learn methodologies and specialized tools and gain the ability to conduct your own biomimicry inventions.

Learn the process of biomimetic design thinking, which combines the principles of nature with human manufacturing techniques, and gain the qualities to practice it yourself. Choose the curriculum that aligns with your needs and those of your team.

Biomimicry presents a remarkable opportunity to address problems through design thinking. By leveraging the highly efficient mechanisms and creative problem-solving methods that 8.75 million organisms have sharpened over 4.5 billion years of evolution, you can significantly enhance your design solutions' logical justification and discover ideas you may not have thought of before. Through this process, you will learn the biomimicry design process, applying the principles of nature to the human world, and gain the knowledge to put it into practice.

Biomimicry Education History

  • Advanced Practitioner Program (since 2018) (480 hours for large and medium-sized companies and graduate labs

  • Intermediate Beginner Program (since 2018) (115 hours for large companies, universities, and high schools)

  • Junior Program (since 2020) (53 hours for domestic universities, middle schools, and the general public)

Biomimicry Consulting

Engage the services of an expert and seek their guidance or solutions for your problem. In a short period, you may receive unexpected ideas that can spark innovation. Integrating the principles of nature directly into your product may present challenges, but there is no better approach to designing with consideration for green and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues. Seek assistance from experts to overcome this difficulty.


Consulting experience in biomimicry

  • Improving product functionality in the mobility industry (2021-2022)

  • Biomimicry visual system research support (2021)

  • Mobility service design that combines service design and biomimicry (2020)

  • New product planning and design in the mobility industry (2020)

  • Exploring surface structure that reduce fluid resistance (2020)

  • High-efficiency autonomous driving algorithm design and development (2019)

  • Drill system redesign (2019)

  • Exploration of new heat dissipation materials using biomimicry (2017)

  • Redesign of medical devices using biomimicry (2017)

Turning ideas inspired by nature into green ESG solutions for products and services


With our in-house developed Computational Biomimetic Design Methodology, it's not a dream.

Experience the thrill of solving with TRIZ & bioecology & mechanical engineering experts.

🔬 Need a new research topic?

The issuance of nature-inspired patents is experiencing remarkable growth, with an average annual increase of 700%. This signifies a wealth of promise. Harness the power of MIMICUS Biomimicry knowledge assets, spanning 8.75 million organisms, to explore new research topics and seize opportunities in emerging domains. We provide a diverse range of consulting services for specialized research, including the identification of novel research topics and facilitating connections with bioecology experts. Together, let's pave the way for groundbreaking advancements.

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💡 Need a new product or service idea?

Market experts have acknowledged the immense potential of nature-inspired technology to address environmental and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) challenges. Projections indicate that by 2028, the biomimicry market could reach a staggering $20 billion. Across diverse sectors such as chemicals, materials, machinery, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, construction, and more, biomimicry stands poised to offer the transformative ideas necessary for developing innovative products and services. Seize the opportunity to capitalize on new market prospects with the aid of our extensive knowledge assets encompassing 8.75 million organisms. We provide a range of consulting services designed to tackle corporate challenges, including problem analysis, identification of biological analogs for biomimicry, and ESG storytelling. Together, let's navigate the path to sustainable success and seize the immense possibilities.

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🎨 Need a new design repertoire?

The boundless realm of biomimicry presents an abundance of creative possibilities. With 8.75 million organisms showcasing an array of shapes, colors, structures, and features, your design repertoire is limitless, offering a lifetime of inspiration. Unleash your imagination and craft captivating narratives that surpass the competition. Harness the invaluable knowledge assets embedded within our collection of 8.75 million organisms to create your own captivating story chapters. Explore nature's extraordinary repository of diverse forms, stunning colors, intricate structures, and fascinating features that will elevate your creations to new heights.

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BiomimicryA to Z

  • A: For billions of years of evolution, organisms in nature have evolved intricate structures and functions to thrive in their respective environments. With nearly 8.75 million scientifically recognized species of organisms, each potentially possessing over 1,000 distinct structures and functions, the wealth of ideas available is staggering. Recognizing this immense value, researchers have identified biomimicry as a powerful approach to expand the collective pool of human design knowledge.
    Notably, these organisms have developed a wide range of eco-friendly and highly efficient structures and functions through their adaptation to their environments. These remarkable attributes often surpass the understanding of human researchers, offering a vast repository of effective ideas for addressing pressing challenges such as climate change and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues. By harnessing the principles of biomimicry, we can tap into this wealth of knowledge and unlock innovative solutions to shape a more sustainable and resilient future.

  • A: This misconception stems from the fact that industries such as pharmaceuticals and chemical processes, which directly utilize naturally derived materials, represent a significant portion of the market for biomimicry technologies. However, biomimicry extends beyond the mere use of biological and naturally derived substances. It is about leveraging nature to uncover scientific principles and problem-solving strategies from a vast pool of solutions that researchers may not have discovered during product development and improvement.
    By tapping into the fundamental structures, functions, and principles of nature and living organisms, entirely new solutions can be derived. These solutions are then translated into designs that are manufacturable and suitable for mass production. When examining the products inspired by nature, it becomes clear that they have been developed by capturing scientific principles from nature and translating them into engineering solutions. Thus, biomimicry offers a broader spectrum of innovative ideas that can be transformed into practical, scalable, and mass-producible solutions.

  • A: Absolutely. Biomimicry serves as a creative engineering design approach that expands the solution pool for designers and researchers. It enables the discovery of unique features in living organisms, as well as scientific principles and problem-solving strategies that may have been previously unexplored. An exciting aspect of biomimicry is that the sources of these ideas often encompass highly efficient methods that consume fewer resources and energy.
    Therefore, drawing inspiration from these efficient ideas is not limited to directly replicating biological features; it also involves embracing their underlying principles. This approach is highly encouraged as it leads to the development of eco-friendly technologies and products. In biomimicry education, participants are encouraged to think creatively and explore various applications. As a result, the outcome of the educational programs can yield a product significantly different from the initial nature-inspired idea, which becomes the solution's foundation.

  • A: It is advisable to view all organisms not only in terms of their individual features but also in the context of their ecological interactions when seeking inspiration for biomimicry. In the modern landscape, products are no longer limited to physical hardware alone. They are often delivered as a combination of hardware, software services, and platforms, forming a "product+service" ecosystem. Therefore, exploring ecological features becomes crucial if you aim to incorporate biomimicry within a "product+service" business model and establish meaningful relationships with consumers while competing with rivals. Considering the broader ecological aspects, you can unlock many ideas and opportunities for sustainable innovation.

  • A: In the fields of biology and ecology, researchers continuously study and publish findings on the distinctive structures and functions of organisms. This wealth of knowledge forms the foundation for biomimicry. However, accessing and utilizing this knowledge for practical applications can be challenging. The academic knowledge in the natural sciences is not always readily accessible or tailored for industrial use. It may require specialized expertise and engineering conversion to bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and practical implementation. MIMICUS addresses this challenge by organizing and connecting natural organisms' unique structures and functions with scientific principles. Through our specialized knowledge and educational services, you can learn how to discover and apply scientific principles found in nature effectively.

  • A: Absolutely! Observing nature can spark moments of inspiration that lead to innovative product designs. For instance, witnessing a kingfisher's diving technique at the zoo may inspire ideas for designing a high-speed train. This initial inspiration is just the beginning. It is essential to explore further and refine your biomimicry thinking. Ask questions like: How does the kingfisher dive without creating splashes? Are there other birds that hunt similarly? By investigating these aspects, you can identify alternative organisms that exhibit similar scientific principles to achieve "silent dives." Exploring diverse organisms solving different problems can unlock unconventional and highly successful naturalistic imitations. Just as we challenge assumptions about the shape of a high-speed train, nature offers a vast array of unconventional solutions waiting to be discovered.

  • A: Nature offers a wealth of examples that showcase noise reduction, drag reduction in water, self-healing capabilities, water capture in desert conditions, and much more. However, each of these functionalities in nature often employs different underlying principles. Once we identify these principles, we can reverse-engineer their application in human-made products. Many existing products already incorporate principles borrowed from nature. By studying and understanding these examples, we can gather valuable insights to apply to our own products. This approach, known as the "heterogeneous technology development strategy," fosters creative thinking and has proven effective in developing novel technologies that differ from existing patents.

  • A: When we think about familiar tasks like boiling water, our conventional approach might involve applying heat to increase its temperature. However, by exploring strategies employed by organisms in nature, we can uncover numerous scientific principles for accomplishing the same task. Alternative and more effective methods may exist than simply raising the water's temperature. Biomimicry is a problem-solving methodology to discover principles that may have been hidden from our understanding until now. By embracing this approach, we can expand our solution pool and tap into a wealth of innovative ideas.

  • A: Sometimes, an idea that stems from a misunderstanding can unexpectedly lead to a valuable breakthrough. Even in academic research, it is not uncommon for a study that initially misunderstood someone else's prior work to have significant technological implications. If the final product effectively solves the defined problem, meets all design requirements, and addresses the root cause, it is likely to be considered a good design, even if it stems from a misunderstood or inadequately validated concept. However, seeking guidance from experts in the field when encountering a scientific principle or organismal feature suitable for application can enhance the success rate of naturalistic imitation. Collaborating with biologists or ecologists on joint projects can provide valuable insights and increase the chances of a successful outcome.

  • A: Currently, only 0.2% of the knowledge derived from natural science research has been utilized by humans. This means that an immense amount of untapped knowledge is still awaiting exploration. While it may seem overwhelming, the potential of biomimicry goes beyond the sheer quantity of knowledge. Each individual's creativity and unique perspective can lead to diverse and distinct solutions, even when drawing from the same piece of natural science knowledge. Therefore, researchers view biomimicry as a wellspring of human creativity, ensuring that the possibilities remain abundant and ever-evolving.

  • A: Biomimicry offers us a pathway to design more efficient and innovative products by leveraging a wide range of scientific principles and ideas that go beyond the limitations of individual designers and researchers. This direct benefit results in developing and utilizing eco-friendly and high-efficiency products. Indirectly, biomimicry also fosters a deeper appreciation for the planet, its environment, and its diverse inhabitants, prompting us to take a closer look at passing deer or raccoons, for instance. This increased "interest" can generate concern for their habitats and well-being. By enhancing the scientific value of non-human species, naturalistic imitation becomes a valuable strategy for nurturing an engaged community that learns from

    nature and takes action to protect it.

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