Review of trends and news. The immersive conference-seminar that explains, reveals and illustrates the scope of applied biomimicry.

A state of the art of biomimicry to set out the basics, definitions and philosophy; to illustrate the approach with a series of concrete examples of bio-inspired innovations in all fields; to explain the technological and economic accelerators that make it a fast-growing trend, full of meaning and future.

Sequences :

  • Introduction
  • Reminder of issuesdefinitionsprinciple and philosophy the idea of the living as a model of innovation and a paradigm of transition,
  • Great gallery of examples This book presents concrete, illustrated and explained examples of bio-inspired innovations in all fields and at all scales. Development of the Biomim Deeptech "market", fund-raising, industrial strategies; sectoral or thematic focus on a case-by-case basis,
  • Opening on the Biomim'way: beyond the field of research, biomimicry as an attitude and a new project of reconnection and transition management,
  • Conclusion, discussion, areas for reflection.
  • Signing of the book-gallery "When nature inspires innovation

Speaker :

Alain RenaudinPresident of NewCorp Conseil (an agency specialising in biomimicry monitoring and strategies), founder of Biomim'expo (the major biomimicry event), lecturer and author of the book "When nature inspires innovation".

Target audience:

A lively presentation adapted to all types of audience: professionals, decision-makers, general management, CSR R&D teams, experts or not, employees, members of associations, entrepreneurs, the general public, employees, students, pupils (from secondary school onwards).

Tone :

Demonstrating the reality of applied biomimicry. Revelation and re-enchantment, creative stimulation and prospective. Changing the way we look at nature as a model, to show other fields of possibility and invite us to break out of our silos. A triptych between philosophy, economy and society.

Duration :

From 30 minutes to 1h30

Options :

The conference can be accompanied/extended by a signing session, by the exhibition BiomimInsideor thematic and sectoral workshops.

Budgets: indicative grid :

About the speaker :

Alain Renaudin's dual experience as deputy managing director of the Ifop polling institute and president of DDB Corporate within the American communications group has given him a very strong awareness of public opinion, social issues and the new role that socio-economic players must play in it.

Alain Renaudin became interested in sustainable development after the Johannesburg summit in 2002, set up observatories and advised numerous groups and institutions on these strategic issues. While he advocated throughout the 2000s that we should "move from teaching the why to teaching the how", his "encounter" with biomimicry through his participation in the creation and development of Ceebios was a revelation: it is the "how" of sustainable development, a toolbox that reconciles the environment and development, and makes ecology a solution and no longer just a constraint.

In November 2011, he created "NewCorp Conseil" to support and advise on strategies, projects and communication around CSR - research - innovation - transition issues, on institutional and political issues with a view to revealing other fields of possibility to propose the paradigm shift that is essential to the transformation that must take place.

Anxious to make biomimicry better known, he created a first conference in March 2015 at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. Encouraged by the enthusiasm generated, and convinced of the need to reveal and encourage bio-inspiration, he proposed to launch the challenge of creating a major annual, multidisciplinary and multicultural meeting on this emerging theme. Its objective is to reveal biomimicry not only as a field of academic and industrial excellence for France, but also as a tool for international outreach, a factor for promoting research and to offer, through bio-inspiration, a formidable tool for raising awareness and re-awakening interest in biodiversity. At the confluence of ecology, research, technology, economics, but also philosophy and politics, Alain Renaudin considers biomimicry to be a project for society, an accelerator of change, and an ally of the indispensable reconnection between man and nature.

Today, Biomim'expo is part of NewCorp Conseil's range of offers on these transition and innovation issues. Alain Renaudin holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Paris Sorbonne and a postgraduate degree from Sciences Po Paris.

Alain Renaudin is also the author of the book " WHEN NATURE INSPIRES INNOVATION"A collection of illustrated and explained stories of bio-inspired innovations. Throughout the pages, which can be read independently, you will be surprised by the diversity of the examples and amazed by the genius of life.

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