Biomimicry /Greek: bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate/ as presented by Janine Benyus, the champion of biomimicry, is a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The core idea is that nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with: energy, food production, climate control, non-toxic chemistry, transportation, packaging, and a whole lot more.
Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They have found what works, what is appropriate, and most importantly, what lasts here on earth. Instead of harvesting organisms, or domesticating them to accomplish a function for us, biomimicry differs from other ‘bio-approaches’ by consulting organisms and ecosystems and applying the underlying design principles to human innovations. This approach introduces an entirely new realm for entrepreneurship that can contribute not only innovative designs and solutions to our problems but also to awakening people to the importance of conserving the biodiversity on earth that has so much yet to teach us.
7K was persuaded by Janine Benyus and decided that 7K’s nanobots will be inspired by nature which in thousands of years managed to solve innumerable design challenges without destroying natural habitat but creating conditions conducive to life although it was driven by pure necessity to survive.