Biologically inspired design conference
The Center for Biologically-Inspired Design at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have announced a conference in Biologically Inspired Design in Science and Engineering on May 10-12.
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The conference in Biologically Inspired Design in Science and Engineering takes place in May 2006 and aims to to bring together scientists and practitioners of all disciplines who are committed to “search the design space represented in the natural world in order to provide innovative solutions”.
This new discipline is known as biomimicry or biomimetrics.
I have previously defined bioteams as "biomimicry in the field of team and organisational design".
I have also mentioned an important Biomimicry database which has been launched to support the discipline.
For more on the conference and/or CBID contact :
Associate Professor of Biology
Co-Director, Center for Biologically-Inspired Design
School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology
310 Ferst Dr.
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