13 Oct '11, 5pm

IF11: How Biomimicry Applies to Innovation

IF11: How Biomimicry Applies to Innovation

Sometimes, talking about new ways of approaching business benefits from looking at some of the world's oldest ways of doing business. At the GreenBiz Innovation Forum -- our three-day event focused entirely on bringing fresh ideas and fresh focuses on the concept of sustainable innovation within business -- we spent more than two hours looking at how nature can inspire innovation. Biomimicry is no stranger to these pages, of course -- we've long looked at the ways that natural systems can make everything from buildings to fuel greener and more efficient. At yesterday's sessions, Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild -- which is now rebranding as Biomimicry 3.8 , a reference to the 3.8 billion years that life has existed on Earth. In all that time, natural systems have figured out plenty about innovation. At its core, "Sex is innovation," Baumeister said duri...

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IF11: Innovation is Alive & Well

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IF11: Gamification a Natural Fit for Innovation and Sustainability

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IF11: The Power of Sharing Sustainability

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Photos from the Innovation Forum

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A New Way to Reward Innovation

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