Partner Event - Integrating Biology into Design at the EIC

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


Integrating Biology into Design

The registration is open!

Our board member, Jacques Chirazi, will be presenting for our partners at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on September 16th.

In the morning session students will learn about the biomimicry methodology and procedures. 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 our 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.

In the afternoon session participants will learn about nature’s strategies. In nature, if a design strategy is not effective, its carrier dies. Nature has been vetting strategies for 3.8 billion years. You will study in details the successful strategies of the survivors and learn how to apply these strategies to our environment. Biomimicry allows innovators and problem solvers of all kinds to create more intelligent and sustainable design through the emulation of nature.

Participants will delve right into practicing the steps of integrating biology into design using real world examples. Through interactive dialogue and creative thinking, the foundation of biomimicry will become familiar and tangible tools to employ in one’s work.

    How to Register:

    • Introduction to Biomimicry - 09/16/2015 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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