Nurturing a New Species of Entrepreneur

Nurturing a New Species of Entrepreneur

2017-2018 Annual Report Released. 

Over the past two years, the staff of the Biomimicry Institute has worked to fulfill its vision of empowering people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. They’re excited to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with you so that you can see the impact they’re having on entrepreneurs, designers, students, and educators.

They’re equipping a new generation of innovators to address the most critical issues of our time by looking to nature to design solutions that give more than they take.

Theory of Change

Biomimicry Institute envision a world in which human design is as good and regenerative as nature itself. Here is how our programs are getting us there.

  • Access: Learning nature-inspired design should be accessible to all. That’s why we provide high quality materials and services for learning, teaching, and practicing biomimicry.
  • Practice: Biomimicry is a science AND an art that is best learned by doing. We provide a platform for students and entrepreneurs to practice nature-inspired design with real-world applications.
  • Support: Around the world, researchers and entrepreneurs are creating sustainable innovations. We help them with mentorship, connections, prize money, and by telling their stories. These stories shift our culture.


In just two short years, Biomimicry Institute launched the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge that has already impacted 4,000 kids in the US and around the world, and they’ve engaged more than 600 entrepreneurs in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and Launchpad, and had more than 1 million visitors to AskNature.

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