Non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana, USA. It was founded in 2006 by Janine Benyus, a natural science writer, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including − Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Its mission is to naturalize biomimicry in culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design with the aim of creating a healthier, more sustainable planet.
AskNature is a free, open source project of the Biomimicry Institute, and online inspiration source for the biomimicry community. Whether you're a biologist who wants to share what you know about an amazing organism, or a designer, architect, engineer, or chemist looking for planet-friendly solutions. AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born. AskNature was a 2010 Earth Award recipient. Some highlights:
- Biomimicry taxonomy: AskNature uses a classification system—the Biomimicry Taxonomy—to organize how organisms meet different challenges. Strategies are potential solutions to those challenges.
- Biomimicry Browser: Browse through thousands of strategies, products, groups, and forum discussions that step up to the challenges of life.