Your deep dive

to apply your learnings as bioinspired change maker

At Biomimicry Academy you learn how to learn from nature, and how to apply these learnings in the context of product or service development, business or social entrepreneurship, organisational or personal change.

This second module of the Online Essentials leads you deep into new fields: Systems Thinking, Circular Design, Circular Economy and last but not least Applied Biomimicry.



The module builds on the previous and requires its content.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Bioinspired Circular Design

  • 2

    Chapter #4: Systems Thinking

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • Add-on video: How Wolves Change Rivers

    • Add-on video: Homeostasis

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • Systems Deep Dive by Joss Colchester

    • In the Café: Fishbanks

    • In the Studio: Systems Mapping

    • Test your learning

    • In the Forest: Imagine a circular world

  • 3

    Chapter #5: Circular Economy

    • Input by Christian Rudolph

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • In the Café: Understand the Circular Economy

    • In the Studio: Circular Re-Design Challenge

    • Test your learning

    • In the Forest: Imagine a circular world

  • 4

    Chapter #6: Applied Biomimicry

    • Input by Dr. Arndt Pechstein

    • In the Library: Literature and references

    • Test your learning

    • In the Forest

    • The Biomimicry Process

    • 1.) Define

    • 2.) Functionalise

    • 3.) Discover biological strategies

    • 4.) Abstract the design strategy

    • 5.) Emulate

  • 5

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

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