WHIM OF NATURE OR

ADVANCED HYDRODYNAMICS?

Bumps on humpback whales‘ flippers may seem like an oddity. Recently, their mathematical description has revealed them to be sophisticated fluid mechanics.

Generally speaking, natural species are custom engineered solutions to challenges similar to the ones we face.

Choose us as your bridge between nature’s time-tested solutions and your R&D/industrial design project.

EXCEPTIONAL AVIATOR

OR VERSATILE POLYMATH?

Dragonflies species were among the first to fly, and their complex flight mechanisms are not yet completely understood.

Like fast aircraft, dragonflies retract their ‘landing gear‘. Except that their ‘undercarriage‘ is large compared to their size. And yet they cleanly fold their six (!) legs away, adding inventiveness to their aerobatic design.

Nature has produced innovations in many areas. Let us know which challenges you’d like to solve.

FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS OR

FIND A BETTER QUESTION?

Some plants perform photosynthesis beneath ground. Light travels through a transparent ‘atrium’ to the relevant (green) areas.

Architects conceiving energy efficient lighting needn‘t focus on any specific solution that these quirky plants have developed. Instead, they can use them to rephrase the question:

‘How can I redirect light

to where it‘s needed ?‘

If you have a question you’d like to revisit, we‘re happy to work with you.

We track down innovation

An estimated 10-30 million living species, and up to 3.8 billion years of evolution via trial and error are the hallmarks of our technically sophisticated solution space.

The challenge is knowing how and where to look, and that’s precisely where we come in. 

Keep scrolling to see how you might use us.

COMPROMISE,

OR CONFRONT TRADE-OFFS?

The walls of PET water bottles are a balancing act between using thermoplastic material sparingly and their need to withstand mechanical loads.

Evolution, too, has faced tough choices. Its advantage: millions of years of trial and error. As a result, nature offers solutions that tease a little extra performance from a trade-off situation.

If a small performance gain goes a long way towards YOUR bottom line, we‘re ready for your call.

OPEN TO CONVENTION AND/OR

A PARADIGM SHIFT?

The nurse is about to reach for the syringe…

Hypodermic needles have improved since their first use in 1656, but the transmission of a substance via a hollow shaft remains unchanged since that time.

There’s no telling what you’ll get from an innovation project, but one thing is certain: nature not only has an open mind, it has already worked disruptively on this and many other challenges.

Disruptive or not, contact us to discuss your goals.