Partner Event - Introduction to Biomimicry at the EIC

  • 08 Sep 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117


Introduction to Biomimicry

The registration is open!

Our board member, Jacques Chirazi, will be presenting for our partners at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on September 08th.

Biomimicry and biomimetics come from the Greek words bios, meaning life, and mimesis, also meaning to imitate. Scientist and author Janine Benyus popularized the term biomimicry in her 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Benyus believes that most of the problems that have ever existed have already been solved by nature. Benyus suggests shifting one's perspective from learning about nature to learning from nature as a way to solve human problems. In the morning session participants will be introduced to biomimicry core values and relevant biomimicry case studies. In the afternoon session participants will be introduced to Life's principles. Life's Principles instruct us to: build from the bototm up, self-assemble, optimize rather than maximize, use free energy, cross-pollinate, embrace diversity, adapt and evolve, use life-friendly materials and processes, engage in symbiotic relationships, and enhance the bio-sphere.

What you will learn in this session:

  • Introduction to the field of biomimicry
  • Defining the meme
  • Understand biomimicry and its core values
  • The seeds of biomimicry
  • Deeper exploration through case studies and inspiring organisms

How to Register:

  • Introduction to Biomimicry - 09/08/2015 8:30am - 4pm
  • SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
  • To register: SDG&E Energy Innovation website:

The registration is open!


  • SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
  • 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92117
  • (8:00 AM check-in, continental breakfast)
  • This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Green Building Certification Institute and American Institute of Architects (AIA)


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