Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent. CITYLAB - January 2018, by Benjamin Schneiderto be found at In financial terms, 2017 was the worst year for natural disasters in American history, costing the country $306 billion. Scientists agree that hurricanes, floods, and fires are ... Continue reading Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

Biomimicry, circular economy, greening, set the tone for the future Greater Paris Metropolis

The results of the "Inventons la Métropole" competition launched in the spring of 2016, unveiled 51 winners (out of 420 applications) on Wednesday 18 October at the Pavillon Baltard in Nogent-sur-Marne. The Greater Paris region hopes to be enriched with new centres of attraction, based on in-depth reflection on new uses, the circular economy, resilience, and mobility ... Continue reading Biomimétisme, économie circulaire, végétalisation, donnent le ton de la future Métropole du Grand Paris

To innovate is to survive. A case for business research. - The monthly Digest

For Jacques Lewiner, investing in R&D is not an option for companies. Honorary professor at ESPCI Paris Tech. "The man with a thousand patents". This is the nickname of Jacques Lewiner, Honorary Professor at ESPCI Paris Tech, physicist and successful entrepreneur. For this iconoclast who has worked all his life for uninhibited research, investing in the ... Continue reading Innover, c’est survivre. Plaidoyer pour la recherche en entreprise. – The monthly Digest

Bolt Threads Hopes Genetically Engineered Yeast Can Churn Out Versatile Fibers for Clothes of the Future | MIT Technology Review

A California company may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.technologyreview.com Spinning Synthetic Spider SilkA California company may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can. See on Scoop.it - Alain ... Continue reading Bolt Threads Hopes Genetically Engineered Yeast Can Churn Out Versatile Fibers for Clothes of the Future | MIT Technology Review

Positive effects of interdisciplinarity | Acfas | Découvrir magazine | April 2015

Using a corpus of 11 million articles, this analysis shows that interdisciplinarity is associated with higher scientific impact. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.acfas.ca The ability to innovate will increasingly come from the ability to break out of silos and encourage multi-inspired creativity. An approach such as biomimicry is ... Continue reading Des effets positifs de l’interdisciplinarité | Acfas | magazine Découvrir | avril 2015

Forget Desert Solar Farms: We Can Get More Than Enough Solar Energy From Cities

Using California's rooftops, car parks, and other developed land, the state could power itself up to five times over. Solar plants keep getting bigger: The new Topaz Solar Farm, in a remote part of southern California, sprawls over an area about a third of the size of Manhattan. In February, another solar farm of roughly ... Continue reading Forget Desert Solar Farms: We Can Get More Than Enough Solar Energy From Cities

VIDEO - On France 3 for the Ceebios

Alain Renaudin was interviewed on France 3 to give an overview of Ceebios, Biomimicry and the interest it represents for the future great region of Nord de France. March 2015. Biomimicry ? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jbwcv_qu-est-ce-que-le-biomimetisme_tv The Ceebios? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jbwn5_le-ceebios-a-senlis_tv Ambitions? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jbwv7_les-ambitions_tv The regional future? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jbx0f_quel-avenir-avec-la-nouvelle-grande-region_tv This interview extends the passage ... Continue reading VIDEO – Sur France 3 pour le Ceebios

In 2015, cities will need innovation to become (truly) smart

Source: http://www.industrie-techno.com See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin In 2015, cities will need innovation to become (truly) smart THE EDITOR'S CHOICE | ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT | SMART GRID | SENSOR | DIGITAL & COMPUTER | SMARTPHONE | 15 INNOVATION LEVERS FOR 2015 BY PHILIPPE PASSEBON PUBLISHED ON 19/12/2014 AT 17H21 , ... Continue reading En 2015, les villes auront besoin d’innovations pour devenir (vraiment) intelligentes

The ultra pure water of Aquaporin

European Inventor Award 2014 goes to biomimetic process ... Danish entrepreneur Peter Holme Jensen has developed a water filtration membrane that mimics the natural process of biological cells. He has been nominated for the 2014 European Inventor Awards in the SME category. Peter Holme Jensen, 43, a PhD in protein chemistry and CEO of Aquaporin, has been nominated for the 2014 European Inventor Awards in the SME category. Continue reading L’eau ultra pure d’Aquaporin

Your Future British Airways Flights May Be Powered By Garbage

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin A new production plant will soon crank out jet fuel made from trash. As airlines seek to lower their carbon footprint and cities struggle with growing... Alain Renaudin's insight: After Qatar's gas plane, Airbus' E-Fan, the solar impulse ... here comes the Garbage Air, where the circular economy ... Continue reading Your Future British Airways Flights May Be Powered By Garbage

5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin You have an all-star team and vision for miles--What's missing? Bring your focus back to your people's potential with these tips from the authors of... Alain Renaudin's insight: Breaking out of silos to innovate is also about breaking out of your own thinking patterns, which often put your thinking on autopilot. Continue reading 5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

200 times stronger glass inspired by seashells | Newsroom - McGill University

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin Alain Renaudin's insight: 200 times stronger glass inspired by shells. A team of engineers from McGill University led by Professor Francois Barthelat has been inspired by seashells to make glass 200 times stronger. "Observing the natural world can clearly lead to improved man-made designs," Barthelat said. ... Continue reading Un verre 200 fois plus résistant en s’inspirant des coquillages | Newsroom – McGill University

Science of Bioinspiration Is Spreading, But Lacks Commercial Teeth | Xconomy

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin Can innovators learn anything about sustainability from the minimalist lifestyle of a two-toed sloth? This question occurred to me Wednesday during the Fou Alain Renaudin's insight: This article written at the end of the "Fourth Annual Bioinspiration Conference" last November in San Diego sums up quite well what biomimicry has done for the ... Continue reading Science of Bioinspiration Is Spreading, But Lacks Commercial Teeth | Xconomy

Swiss drone takes inspiration from insects to avoid mid-air collisions

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin One of the most important issues in the design of drones is the problem of mid-air collisions. Swiss engineers have succeeded in inventing a flying robot inspired by insects to avoid collisions.Alain Renaudin's insight:taking inspiration from nature ... humm ... that tells you something ... Continue reading Un drone suisse s’inspire des insectes pour éviter les collisions dans les airs

Personal branding, the future of man 2.0 ? | Le Cercle Les Echos

See on Scoop.it - Alain RenaudinAlain Renaudin's insight:Everyone becomes or wants to become a brand, in the age of the media-ego, this is not surprising. But conversely, and this is very important, brands also have an interest in becoming incarnate, re-incarnated, re-humanised. To be warmer, more emotional, more credible and sincere in their social commitments in particular. If ... Continue reading Le personal branding, l’avenir de l’homme 2.0 ? | Le Cercle Les Echos

Biomimicry: the true nature of the collaborative economy?

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin What if the collaborative economy wasn't actually inspired by Nature? This is the opinion of Gaëtan Dartevelle, co-founder of Biomimicry Europa and director of Greenloop. - OuiShare Alain Renaudin's insight: Since man has been man, growth, expansion, conquest, has been at the expense of the other, physically. The ... Continue reading Biomimétisme: la vraie nature de l’économie collaborative ?

Want To Find Brand Ambassadors? Start With Your Employees

See on Scoop.it - Alain Renaudin The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, a trust and credibility survey that collects data from more than 30,000 people, found that regular rank-and-file company employees have more credibility than executives.Alain Renaudin's insight:Several years ago, I organised a conference under the theme "your first customer is the internal". It is also your ... Continue reading Want To Find Brand Ambassadors? Start With Your Employees