BNYC is a founding member of the Global Biomimicry Network, a consortium of individuals and businesses coming together to scale the practice of biomimicry.
Thanks to the tireless educational efforts of Janine Benyus, Dayna Baumeister and the leadership of Biomimicry 3.8, dating back to 1998, a movement was born.
Spurred by their excursions, workshops and programs, regional organizations sprouted as more professionals learned about applying Life’s Principles to their respective fields and the infinite possibilities of innovation inspired by nature.
Driven by a passion to create communities in their localities in order to “spread the meme”, and catalyze biomimetic innovation, many Biomimicry 3.8 students came together to form these networks.
The global biomimicry community is growing and self-organizing through these networks.
These organizations, associations and partnerships attract and connect leaders from all sectors and advance their knowledge in ways that will catalyze the diverse application of innovation inspired by nature.
Participants or change agents in the ecosystem include professionals, students, organizations, and places including the built environment and the infrastructures that support them.
There are currently 30 formal networks, with additional groups continuously forming. Some of these organizations include:
- Bay Area Biomimicry Network
- Biomimicry Chicago
- Biomimicry India
- Biomimicry Germany
- Biomimicry Mexico
- Biomimicry Netherlands
- Biomimicry New England
- Biomimicry NYC
- Great Lakes Biomimicry Ohio
- Biomimicry Oregon
- Biomimicry Puget Sound
- Biomimicry South Africa
- Biomimicry Switzerland
- Biomimicry Texas
*Network map provided by Biomimicry 3.8