Biomimicry: from curiosity to commercial reality
Issue 1, 2008
Technology & innovation management

"Nature imitates art", argued Oscar Wilde, but today’s scientists imitate nature. This article examines the remarkable field of biomimicry, in which nature’s ingenious solutions to problems that have long baffled engineers are imitated and adopted. The authors highlight leading examples and show how companies can best prepare themselves to make the most of nature.