Learn from Nature.Apply for People and Planet.

Learn from Nature.
Apply for People and Planet.

The online training that turns innovative minds into skilled Change Makers: Through a combination of the most needed methods and topics: Human-Centred and Life-Centred Design, Biomimicry and Nature-Based-Solutions, Circular Economy, Systems Thinking, research capacities and business modelling.

Welcome to a community of
Change Makers!

This training provided by Biomimicry Academy will guide you through all the fields that build the foundation to design systemically sustainable products and services.

You will gain an overview of the innovation models, strategies, and methods which are at the core of contemporary innovation that is both impactful and sustainable. It is not simply a methods training, but it will change your mindset. 

It allows you to grow into a change maker who knows when to pick what from the wealth of knowledge and insights creative minds have gathered throughout the rise of the exponential age we live in. While the advances of humankind can be harmful to people and planet, they also provide the solutions when employed the right way. This course will show you how to do just that.

A brief introduction to the Biomimicry Academy
by Director Dr. Fabian Feutlinske.

Choose the journey that is right for you.

Join the 3 the courses to obtain your certficate. Book them separately or as package, just as you need them.

Course 1
Course 1

Responsible Innovation

Course 2
Course 2

Bioinspired Circularity

Course 3
Course 3

Purposeful Business

Course 1: Responsible Innovation

Learn how to turn Human-Centred into Life-Centred Design.

In this first course of the Applied Biomimicry Essentials you dive right into challeges and opportunities of the 2020s. You learn about Human-Centred and Nature-Inspired Design, and get an introduction how to apply it for responsible product or service development.

Content of the course

Strategies for
a Better Future

CHAPTER 1

In chapter 1, certified Biomimicry specialist, innovation consultant and founder of Biomimicry Germany Dr. Arndt Pechstein shows and explains in a practical way why we need a new way to design and consume.

Human-Centred
Design

CHAPTER 2

In this second chapter with Dr. Arndt Pechstein and Biomimicry Academy Director Dr. Fabian Feutlinske you will be introduced to Human-Centred Design based on the Double Diamond method and Design Thinking. The module is hands-on with lots of practice opportunities.

Bioinspiration and
Nature-Based Solutions

CHAPTER 3

Chapter 3 with Biomimicry specialist Dr. Arndt Pechstein introduced you to the world of bioinspiration, the basic methods of Biomimicry like iSites and functionalisation from the human world to biology, and the guiding principles that drive responsible innovation.

Requirements and conditions

  • Unique 4-step didactic process for project-based learning
  • 4 expert lectures, 5 hands-on exercises
  • Over 35 references for further studies
  • 3 quizzes to fortify your knowledge
  • 10 h per chapter, 30 h total
  • 3 weeks work expected from participants

Course 2: Bioinspired Circularity

Use Biomimicry to design circular and systemic solutions.

The course is the second one of the Applied Biomimicry Essentials at Biomimicry Academy. It guides your deep dive into Systems Thinking, Circular Economy and Design, before applying Biomimicry to a real life challenge.

Content of the course

Systems Thinking

CHAPTER 4

Understand and influence (eco)systems guided by Dr. Fabian Feutlinske and Dr. Arndt Pechstein. This forth chapter is developed together with the global Systems Innovation network gives you the essentials of Systems Thinking and will make you see the world with new eyes.

Circular Economy

CHAPTER 5

Circular innovation consultant and Christian Rudolph introduces you to the concept of Circular Economy and the methods of Circular Design. Applied within the right value framework given by Biomimicry, the circular process and principles deliver directly implementable solutions.

Applied Biomimicry

CHAPTER 6

This sixth chapter combines all the previous learnings into a hands-on design session using the Biomimicry process and various method sets in a designated value framework. Two lectures and introduce you to an archetype challenge that is the prototype of any of your future innovation projects.

Requirements and conditions

  • 4-step introduction to the 3 most forward thinking innovation methods
  • 5 expert lectures, 3 hands-on exercises
  • Over 30 references for further studies
  • 3 quizzes to fortify your knowledge
  • 10 h per chapter, 30 h total
  • 3 weeks work expected from participants

Course 3: Purposeful Business

Create value through value-driven business modelling.

This third course of the Applied Biomimicry Essentials track is about applying all you have learnt in the two previous courses in the market context: entrepreneurship, business modelling, and successfully communicating your ideas.

Content of the course

Value-driven business

CHAPTER 7

In the seventh chapter, you will learn from business coach Dr. Arndt Pechstein how to approch contemporary business with a value-driven mindset to create value beyond mere profit. The business modelling introduced here puts emphasis on how to implement your inventions and turn ideas into a viable business model.

Communication and Community

CHAPTER 8

The last chapter rounds up your learning with expert advice on how to communicate your ideas to different stakeholders and get their support. It especially focuses on how you should engage with the local and global community to create synergies and mututal benefits.

Meet the mentors

At the end of this learning journey, you are invited to meet the mentors of the Biomimicry Academy. It gives you the opportunity to discuss the content, to prepare for the annual Biomimicry Practitioner certification programme, or to scope what you can do with your learnings inside the COBIOM platform or on the free market.

Requirements and conditions

  • Value proposition and business model canvas
  • 2 lectures and more introductions
  • Over 20 references for further studies
  • 2 quizzes to fortify your knowledge
  • 10 and 15 h per chapter respectivitely, 25 h total
  • 3 weeks work expected from participants
  • Preparation for the Biomimicry Practitioner certification

Start your learning journey now

Responsible Innovation

Responsible Innovation

159

excl VAT

Human-Centred and Nature-Inspired Design for the challenges of the 2020s.

Bioinspired Circularity

Bioinspired Circularity

159

EXCL VAT

Apply Systems Thinking and Circular Economy on a real-life Biomimicry challenge.

Purposeful Business

Purposeful Business

159

EXCL VAT

Apply your concepts to the market and communicate ideas to build purposeful projects.

APPLIED BIOMIMICRYESSENTIALS

APPLIED
BIOMIMICRY
ESSENTIALS

449

Reduced FULL Programme Package