Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Natural Business Ideas and Biomimicry

I have watched a lot of documentaries on evolution so the idea of biomimicry has always been f interest to me. One of the shows I watched was about the Natural History Museum I believe in which they had an episode where scientists looked at functions in nature for ways to build new technologies. Eyes of insects, how wings flap on flies, etc. gave them a lot of ideas about new ways to see things. Insects seem to be the most interesting, but the smaller the animal, or the biology it seems the more relevant it is to business. Biological systems, genes, DNA, etc. are all very simple, yet complex systems that give insights into best ways to function. Things like a split lock washer.

If you're interested in seeking inspiration in nature for your next business idea, here are some examples of how nature was used as a business idea.