Become a changemaker with tools inspired by nature's genius

Bioversume Education, Workshops, and TrainingHard problems can often have simple solutions when you have the right nature-inspired tools and processes to work with. This is why education is at the core of Bioversum. Our members come from wide range of sectors, including design, architecture, plant research, biology, and more. True to nature's principle, "Incorporate Diversity to Adapt to Changing Conditions", our combined, real-world experiences add a rich layer to the already dense tools offered by our Biomimicry and Circular Economy workshops.

Bioversum offers a number of standard workshops throughout the year. And since we know that diversity can be found not just in the solutions, but sometimes in the problem itself, we are also available to custom tailor a workshop or team training to fit your organization's specific needs.

TRAINING FOR NATURE-INSPIRED INNOVATION

Biomimicry Design Process

DISCOVER HOW BIOMIMICRY CAN UNLOCK NEW WAYS TO ADDRESS YOUR TOUGHEST CHALLENGES.

If you are looking to incorporate transdisciplinary systems thinking inspired by nature. In this fun and innovative training process, participants become familiar with the Framework and Practice of this nature-inspired approach. A defined design challenge can be the vehicle for applying the Biomimicry Thinking Innovation Process, which allows for practical experience across the four phases of this technique: scoping, discovering, creating, evaluating.  Above all, you will get a thorough understanding of Biomimicry's 26 Life Principles—design lessons from nature—and how their use leads to integrative, regenerative projects.

The biomimicry approach is highly collaborative, transdisciplinary, and creative, hence come prepared to have fun. And as a result of using a real-world scenario in the training, you will have the resources in hand to quickly and easily apply what you have learned. No prior experience required; all disciplines and skill levels welcome.

TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS CAN BE ORGANIZED TO CUSTOM FIT YOUR TEAM'S NEED:

Conference or presentation: 45 minutes to 2 hours
Information session: 2 to 4 hours
Introduction to Biomimicry: 1/2 to 1 day
Design Challenge to Biology or Biology to Design workshops: 2 to 5 days

Taught by Biomimicry Certified Trainers with support from biologists, scientists, and subject matter experts.

Circular Economy Workshops

SYSTEMS APPROACH TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND DESIGN

Governing bodies and organisations are spearheading the move toward regenerative and waster-free solutions for new project, which includes a suite of actions including revising legislative to close the loop on process and to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy. Do you feel confident in your ability to transfer your organization onto this track?

Circular Design examines and bundles design strategies, concepts, and tools that are important to design products for cycles. This requires innovative process flows in design, an expanded system view, and a desire to apply new working methods. It engages the implementation of key design strategies, such as Cradle to Cradle, into the internal processes and develops necessary changes directly into the product development process.

By looking to nature, you can consciously observe ecological principles and apply them in your design. Design for Diversity, a focus of Circular Design, can make an important contribution to green and circular product development, and this is a fundamental step in the implementation of a Circular Economy.

TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS CAN BE ORGANIZED TO CUSTOM FIT YOUR TEAM'S NEED:

Conference or presentation: 45 minutes to 2 hours
Information session: 2 to 4 hours
Introduction to Circular Economy and Circular Design: 1/2 to 1 day
Delve into the Circular Economy Process: 2 days to self-paced program

Taught by Experts in value chain management, external procurement and true costs, service based business models, cascading resources, secondary raw material flow, and regenerative systems

Circular Innovation Certification: Biomimicry in a Circular Economy

Bioversum is currently piloting its first certification program. The certification has been design by Biomimicry certified professionals with extensive experience in curriculum development and real-world application along with Circular Economy and Circular Design professionals and educators.

The first phase of the curriculum is due to be completed by the end of the year, with the first group entering into their practicum period to complete their apprenticeship hours. In this time, they will be working with certified professionals and subject matter experts to facilitate projects, carry out trainings, and participate in new and ongoing project development.

If you are interested in more information or would like to be put on the wait-list for the next certification sessions, scheduled for 2019, contact us with your name and location. Remember to sign up for the newsletter to learn first about upcoming training opportunities.


In addition to trainings and workshops, our members speak around the world about working with nature-inspired processes within their given areas of expertise. If you are looking for a dynamic presenter to inspire the creation of waste-free, resilient, adaptable, multi-functional, regenerative systems, contact us with your request. Whether it is a public or private event, let us show you the intelligence behind nature's designs.

Nature provides guidance, models, and metrics for how to be generous and resilient, and we want to share our expertise with you. Look to us if you would like to collaborate on an educational, research, or developmental project inspired by nature's principles.